CEDC News – Winter 2024

Expanding End Markets

CEDC staff continue to explore opportunities with manufacturers and transporters to facilitate end-market development. In southern Colorado, Front Range Transload offers options for recyclers to ship by rail along with warehouse space to store small or partial loads until a railcar can be filled. They are a new collection site for plastics recycler Direct Polymers.

Providing Expertise

The Circular Economy Development Center is dedicated to helping Colorado’s businesses achieve the maximum value from their products and transition toward a more sustainable future.

If you are interested in establishing or expanding an end market solution in Colorado, your project could benefit from the CEDC’s expertise:

  • Economic development
  • Business development
  • Project management
  • Funding opportunities
  • Site selection, permitting, and compliance

Starting in February the CEDC is adding more technical expertise to help businesses lower their greenhouse gas emissions:

  • Life cycle analysis
  • Environmental product declaration

If you have an end-market project and are interested in working with the CEDC, please fill out our End-Market Solution Questionnaire.

Making Connections

Visit with CEDC staff in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs

Thanks to a partnership with the Grand Junction Business Development Center, Jennifer Gates will spend a portion of her time supporting the CEDC as a satellite office coordinator for the Western Slope region. In Colorado Springs, the Trails and Open Space Coalition has generously agreed to host CEDC meetings at the Sustainacenter, a city-owned co-working space. Alicia Archibald, CEDC satellite office coordinator, would be glad to meet with you. Contact Alicia or Jennifer to set up an appointment.