BILL SUMMARY for Office of Economic Development and International Trade
COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
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01:10 PM -- Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Fiona Arnold, Executive Director for the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), provided the committee with an overview of OEDIT. Director Arnold was joined by Anna Ewing, Chief Operating Officer for OEDIT, at the table for the presentation.
A copy of the presentation reviewed by Director Arnold is provided in Attachment G. A copy of OEDIT's performance plan is provided in Attachment H.
160105 AttachG (Smart Act).pdf160105 AttachH (Smart Act).pdf
Director Arnold presented the office's performance plan and legislative agenda. Director Arnold discussed the continued funding of the Office of Film, TV, and Media. She discussed the role of OEDIT to ensure economic growth in all areas of the state and among all constituencies. She discussed an emphasis on developing the state's business brand and increasing awareness of Colorado beyond its place as a winter vacation destination. Director Arnold discussed OEDIT's role in expanding broadband access across the state and discussed the relaunch of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN).
Director Arnold responded to questions from the committee regarding broadband expansion and the Jump Start program.