(Golden, CO – August 26, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and
Economic Development Administration (EDA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and the Organization of
American States (OAS), officially selected Colorado to host the 13th Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on
Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Serving as the key organizer, Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
(Jeffco EDC), submitted the application in partnership with City and County of Denver and El Paso County. ACE 13 will
take place May 17-22, 2020.