DENVER — Tuesday, March 15, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the next phase for the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 - Blueprint Initiatives - which invites the state’s rural communities and regions to apply for specialized resources to help make their economies more robust.
“These initiatives are all outcomes of the informative roundtables we held in communities throughout the state last year,” said Hickenlooper. “We will be deploying the most requested resources across the state through Blueprint Initiatives.”
From March 15 - June 1, 2016, rural Colorado communities and regions can apply for specialized resources from the Colorado Office of Economic Development, other state agencies, and external partners to help address their own unique economic development issues. Regions and communities must apply through their local economic developer to ensure there is broad support in the community for the initiative. Selected communities will be announced in July for site visits accompanying the resources, with additional communities being selected for visits in 2017.