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 Office of Economic Development and International Trade's International Division offers grants to cover travel costs and other business expenses for small Colorado companies seeking to expand in international markets. The International Division also offers consulting and expertise to grant recipients.
2012 Export Summary
- Total Exports - Colorado exports increased in 2012 to $8.16 billion, up from $7.33 billion in 2011.
- Trading Partners - Colorado’s five largest trading partners and export value in 2012 were Canada ($2 billion), Mexico ($848 million), China ($676 million), Japan ($427 million), and The Netherlands ($280 million).
- Exported Products - Colorado’s top five exports in 2012 include computers and electronic products ($449 million), beef ($440 million), medical instruments ($386 million), engines and motors ($359 million), and orthoepdic and hearing devices ($274 million).