DENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 — The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today it has selected 26 small businesses from throughout the state to receive Colorado Export Development Grants (CEDG).
With the help of the grant funding and supplementary export counseling provided by the OEDIT staff, grant recipients will be able to expand their product and service exports to new global markets. During the three years it has been offered, the CEDG has helped Colorado companies sustain and expand their businesses through exporting. The CEDG is funded in part this year through a grant award with the U.S. Small Business Administration and awarded a total of $52,750.
To qualify for the CEDG, applicants were required to demonstrate their readiness to export, present a clear and attainable project aimed at achieving sales in a new market, and show how the use of funds would ultimately lead to the retention and/or creation of jobs in Colorado. A record number of companies applied for the grants this year from a variety of industries and locations.
The following companies were selected as grant recipients:
|Alpha Data Inc., Denver||NGVI North America, Inc., Fort Collins|
|Avantes Inc., Broomfield||Novo Energy, LLC, Fort Collins|
|aWhere, Inc., Wheat Ridge||Oliver Manufacturing Co. Inc. Rocky Ford|
|Bella Ag, Kersey||Optibrand Ltd., LLC, Fort Collins|
|RH, Inc. DBA Wolfman, Longmont||Organic Pet Superfood, Boulder|
|Fiberforge Corporation, Glenwood Springs||RMB Products Inc., Fountain|
|FiberLok, Fort Collins||RNL Design, Denver|
|Geotech Environmental Equipment Inc., Denver||Schacht Spindle Company Inc., Boulder|
|GPS Source, Pueblo||Specialty Products Company, Longmont|
|InDevR Inc., Boulder||Tapeless Medical, Centennial|
|Intelagard Inc., Lafayette||TheraTogs Inc., Telluride|
|International Tourism Marketing Inc., Englewood||Weaver and Company, Aurora|
|Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Inc., Boulder||Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins|
About the Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The office a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level. Such offerings include business retention, expansion, development and relocation services; business financial assistance and incentive programs; tourism industry marketing and support; creative industries programs and services; international trade exporting and inward investment services; and small business development centers and technical assistance for minority, women-owned and veteran businesses. For more information about our divisions, programs and services, please visit us at www.AdvanceColorado.com.