Industry Affiliates

To advance leadership opportunities and business advocacy in four of the region's largest growth industries, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation leads four industry-focused affiliates.


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The Colorado Resource Council is an organization of companies, educational institutions, research labs and trade associations that benefit from the growth of Colorado’s diverse resource industries linked by the nexus to natural resources. The Council is also open to businesses that support the cluster. The cluster includes oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, and water to encourage a strong and diversified group that promotes the growth of Colorado’s economy through responsible development and use of these resources. The Colorado Resource Council expands and replaces the Colorado Energy Council.

The Colorado Resource Council recognizes the unique and diverse workforce in Colorado for companies tied to such industries no matter where they operate. The Council will conduct bi-monthly events or meetings to explore key areas of the resource economy. In addition, the Council will produce a state of the industry publication, Resource Rich Colorado, along with the traditional industry cluster data to measure the impact of the resource economy in Colorado.