“I believe that what CO-LABS does is critical to showcasing the capabilities and talents that exist in the state of Colorado and making those capabilities known on a national and even international basis..."
The MEP program is the only nationwide network of public-private partnerships that provide technology-based services to small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs), which they use to create good-paying manufacturing jobs.
"...The implications of the shutdown cannot be overstated. In Colorado we estimate at least 5000 federal employees (within just the research labs) have been directly affected and furloughed, with a few hundred deemed “excepted” - required to work - and they are all entering a fourth week of no pay...."
“This prestigious event provides a unique opportunity to connect with leading scientists, lab directors, business leaders and policymakers in an informal and celebratory setting, as we highlight the labs’ role in innovation and their significant contribution to the state economy."
"....writing to voice support for Colorado Small Business Development Center Network’s application regarding the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology Partnership Program – specifically the Re: FAST-2019-R-0013 grant opportunity..."