International Trade

Metro Denver's strategic location, diverse industry mix, and fast-growing international airport make it a highly strategic location for international trade.

Trade Resources

A variety of resources are available throughout Metro Denver to help companies develop and expand their international trade operations:

Export and Investment - The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade's International Division promotes the export of Colorado goods and services, as well as markets Colorado to attract foreign investment into the state. As a result, the Division:

  • Helps create and retain jobs in Colorado
  • Assists Colorado companies to expand and diversify their markets
  • Builds Colorado’s identity as an international business center

World Trade Center - World Trade Center Denver is a trade association for companies engaged in international business. The Denver office is the regional location for the World Trade Center Association -- the largest trade association in the world -- with a total of 340 offices in 100 countries. WTC Denver provides:

  • Classes and training
  • Market research
  • Connections to local members and other WTC offices
  • Advocacy for free trade through the legislature

For more information or to become a member, visit the World Trade Center website.

Foreign Trade Zones - Three general purpose Foreign Trade Zones in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado allow manufacturers using imported parts and materials to expedite customs and reduce or eliminate some fees and tariffs. The three zones are located:

  • Near the old Stapleton Airport
  • At the former WorldPort by Denver International Airport
  • At the Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor
  • High-volume, high-tariff manufacturers can also establish Foreign Trade Subzones at their place of business. 

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International Trade Resources