Expanding trade with partners on six continents.
Metro Denver is strategically located between Canada and Mexico to capitalize on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) opportunities.
The Colorado International Trade Office (ITO) offers grants to cover travel costs and other business expenses for small Colorado companies seeking to expand in international markets. The ITO also offers consulting and expertise to grant recipients.
2011 Export Summary
- Total Exports - Colorado exports increased in 2011 to $7.33 billion, up from $6.73 billion in 2010.
- Trading Partners - Colorado’s five largest trading partners and export value in 2011 were Canada ($2 billion), Mexico ($755 million), China ($635 million), Japan ($393 million), and The Netherlands ($317 million).
- Exported Products - Colorado’s top five exports in 2011 include computers and electronic products ($2 billion), foods ($1 billion), and non-electrical machinery ($845 million).