Heidi Joins the Colorado Governors Fellows Program

Jul 19, 2021

A note from our CEO and Founder, Heidi Hostetter-

Like many of us focused on growing revenue and meeting customer demand, engaging with the government was my last priority. Stay outta my business, right?

In 2013, through Governor John W. Hickenlooper’s Blueprint 2.0 initiative, I saw the power of having the private sector at the same table as our state leaders. The Northern Colorado manufacturing leaders partnered with the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to establish the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership. In addition, we were able to set up The ADAPT Consortium at Colorado School of Mines through the state’s Advanced Industries grant program, which recently showcased its additive manufacturing chops by printing an Iron Man suit featured on Savage Builds on the Discovery Channel.

It’s amazing what we can accomplish by working together with the common goals of supporting our state’s innovators and economy!

I am ready to embark on another partnership, this time as one of twenty-three participants in the year-long Colorado Governors Fellows program run by CiviCO.

Honestly, I’m looking forward to being able to nerd out and learn more about how our government works and from our political leaders who have already made the full-time commitment to public service.

I’m also excited to promote the heck out of our Northern Colorado business and community leaders and tout the strength of our state’s manufacturing sector. I will continue to share with you my journey throughout this fellowship. If you have ideas, give me a shout. I’d love to bring your feedback to the fellowship throughout the year.

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