Gov. Ritter touts investment in cleantech and bioscience

Gov. Bill Ritter presented two executive orders to promote the future financing and investment of Colorado’s cleantech and bioscience industries. 

“Over the past four years, Colorado has made huge strides in building a pro-business environment, especially in the areas of cleantech and bioscience,” Gov. Ritter said. “Our economic development strategy is focused on the industries that are leading in innovation – industries like new energy, bioscience, aerospace and technology. For Colorado to build on these strengths and continue our success, we have to find new and creative ways to increase access to capital for our businesses. That’s what these executive orders are all about.”

The first order creates the “Investment Opportunity Index” on the Colorado Office of Economic Development’s website. This index will classify opportunities for capital investment in Colorado and serve as a clearinghouse for potential investors and partners

The second order calls for the formation and quarterly meeting of a Roundtable on Venture Capital. The group will serve at the direction of the Colorado Office of Economic Development as an advisory group supporting the state’s efforts to encourage investment in companies located in Colorado and to assist the state in engaging the venture capital and investment community.

Read the executive orders on the Governor's website.