Sector Partnerships

Sector partnerships are partnerships of business leaders, from the same industry and in a shared labor market region, who work with education, workforce development, economic development, and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of their industry.

Economic Development Regions

Colorado has been launching and growing sector partnerships since 2005 through a framework that fosters industry-driven alignment across economic development, workforce development, and education.

View the High Performing Sector Partnership Framework.

The state has invested in regional, public-private partnerships targeting key industries that are vital to our regional economies. There are currently sector partnerships in 12 regions and in diverse industries such as retail, healthcare, education, tech, and more. Connect with a sector partnership in your region or industry using the directory below

 

 

Sector Partnership Directory 

Economic Development Regions

More than 750 businesses are actively involved in sector partnerships across Colorado. View current Sector Partnerships by region below. 
 

Region 1

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

Region 2

Northern Colorado Manufacturing Sector Partnership

  • Website: https://nocomfg.com/
  • Industry Focus: Manufacturing
  • Contact Name: Jill Foster
  • Contact email: jill@psc.biz       
  • Contact phone number: for all partnership listings please use 970-231-0316
  • Convener name: Jill Foster
  • Business Chairs: Andy Newcomb and Marcie Willard

Northern Colorado Health Sector Partnership  

  • Website: https://nocohealthsector.org/
  • Industry Focus: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Nikki Lucas
  • Contact email: nikki@psc.biz
  • Contact phone number: for all partnership listings please use 970-231-0316
  • Convener name: Nikki Lucas
  • Business Chairs: JoAnn Herkenhoff and Evan Hyatt

Northern Colorado Hospitality Sector Partnership

  • Website: coming Spring 2023
  • Industry Focus: Hospitality – hotel, restaurant, beverage, and retail
  • Contact Name: Amanda Miller
  • Contact email: amanda@psc.biz
  • Contact phone number: for all partnership listings please use 970-231-0316
  • Convener name: Amanda Miller
  • Business Chairs: in the process of building the leadership team and identifying industry champions

Northern Colorado Construction Sector Partnership

  • Website: https://www.nococsp.com/
  • Industry Focus: Construction
  • Contact Name: Rochelle Reynolds
  • Contact email: rochelle@psc.biz                   
  • Contact phone number: for all partnership listings please use 970-231-0316
  • Convener name: Rochelle Reynolds
  • Business Chairs: Ten Johnson and Amy Powell
     
Region 3

Boulder County Healthcare Sector Group

  • Website: N/A
  • Industry Focus: Health & Wellness
  • Contact Name: Corine Waldau
  • Contact Email: corine.waldau@boulderchamber.com
  • Contact phone number: (303) 938-2081
  • Industry Focus: Health & Wellness
  • Business Chair(s): Julia Nelson, Boulder Medical Center, Sid Springer, HomeCare of the Rockies
  • Convener(s): Corine, Waldau, Econ. Dev., Erin Jones, Workforce Boulder, Lynn Vosler, Front Range Community College

Greater Metro Denver Healthcare Partnership

  • Website: http://healthcaredenver.com/
  • Industry Focus: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Whitney Wise
  • Contact email: whitney.wise@denvergov.org
  • Contact phone number: 720-913-1996
  • Convener name: N/A
  • Business Chairs: Centura, SLC Health, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Colavria Hospital, Denver Health, Eating Recovery Center, HelathOne, Kaiser Permanente, UCHealth, Vivage

Denver Metro Tech Partnership (DMTP)

  • Website: TechTalentDenver.cosectors.com
  • Industry Focus: IT
  • Contact Name: Whitney Wise
  • Contact email: whitney.wise@denvergov.org
  • Contact phone number: 720-913-1996
  • Business Chair(s): Michael Simpson/Pairin, Tanya Jones/Home Advisor
  • Convener(s):  Whitney Wise, Kelly Stevens, CTA, Jamie Fisher, Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

Tech Talent Boulder/Broomfield Partnership

  • Website: TechTalentBoulder.cosectors.com
  • Industry Focus: IT
  • Contact Name: Corine Waldau
  • Contact email: corine.waldau@boulderchamber.com
  • Contact phone number: (303) 938-2081
  • Business Chair(s): Lisa Husby, Zayo Group, Chris Magyar, Techtonic
  • Convener(s): Corine Waldau, Boulder Chamber, Erin Jones, Workforce Boulder, Nora Saenz, Workforce Boulder, Chris Dewhurst, Broomfield Workforce, Brad Revare, Careerwise, Jeff Sidders, CDLE-DV

Aerospace Sector Partnership

  • Website: N/A
  • Industry Focus: Aerospace
  • Contact Name: Jamie Fisher
  • Contact email: jfisher@arapahoegov.com
  • Contact phone number: 303-636-1619
  • Convener name: Jamie Fisher
  • Business Chairs: Sarah Turner, Lockheed Martin. Krystal Scordo, Astroscale. Zach Pfeffer, Centennial Software Solutions.

Freight Industry Sector Partnership (F.I.S.P.)

  • Website: N/A
  • Industry Focus: Transportation/Freight/Warehouse/Logistics
  • Contact Name: Joel Parriott
  • Contact email: jparriott@adcogov.org
  • Contact phone number: 720-523-2462
  • Convener name: Adams County Workforce and Business Center
  • Business Chairs: Erica Denney (Denney Transport) & Jennyce Houg (Houg Co.)

Denver Metro Construction Sector Partnership

  • Website: N/A
  • Industry Focus: Construction/Trades 
  • Economic Region: Denver Metro
  • Contact Name: Emily Berger
  • Contact email: Emily.berger@denvergov.org
  • Contact phone number: 720.913.1923
  • Convener name: Denver Workforce Services - DEDO
  • Business Chairs: Sarah VandeLaar, Joel Pennick

Metro Denver Retail Sector Partnership (MDRP)

  • Website: N/A
  • Industry Focus: Retail/Hospitality
  • Economic Region: Denver Metro
  • Contact Name: Daniel Houser
  • Contact email: daniel.houser@denvergov.org
  • Contact phone number: 720.913.1922
  • Convener name: Denver Workforce Services | DEDO
  • Business Co-Chairs: Tina Castro/Kim Tranter

Colorado Media & Journalism Sector

  • Website: Formerly cma.media, now moving to Colorado Press Association
  • Industry Focus: Colorado Media & Journalism
  • Contact Name: Rachel Pickarski 
  • Contact email: rachel@colopress.net
  • Contact phone number: 
  • Convener name: Rachel Pickarski  
  • Business Chairs: Laura Frank: CoLab, Sam Moody: Co Media Project, Tony Shawcross: Open Media

Colorado Tree Care Sector Partnership

  • Website: www.coloradotreecare.cosectors.com
  • Industry Focus:  tree care
  • Contact Name: Nikki Lucas
  • Contact email:  nikki@psc.biz
  • Contact phone number: for all partnership listings please use 970-231-0316
  • Convener name: Nikki Lucas
  • Business Chairs: Josh Morin

 

Region 4

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

Region 5

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

Region 6

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

Region 7

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

Region 8

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

Region 9

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

Region 10

No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

    Region 11

    No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

    Region 12

    No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

    Region 13

    Upper Arkansas Health and Wellness

    • Website: Under construction
    • Industry Focus: Healthcare and Wellness Sectors
    • Contact Name: Diana Armstrong
    • Contact email: armstrong@fedc.co
    • Contact phone number: 719-275-8601
    • Convener name: Diana Armstrong
    • Business Chairs: Margaret “Peggy” Heil, LCSW and Becky Romano, LPC, NCC, New Beginnings Counseling

    South Central Tech

    • Website: southcentraltech.com
    • Industry Focus: Technology Sector
    • Contact Name: Diana Armstrong
    • Contact email: armstrong@fedc.co
    • Contact phone number: 719-275-8601
    • Convener name: Diana Armstrong
    • Business Chairs: Brad Rowland, Emergent Campus, FEDC TechSTART
       
    Region 14

    No active partnerships at this time. If you are interested in exploring launching one in this region, contact the CWDC at cwdc@state.co.us.

     

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    Sector Partnership Directory

    Connect with a sector partnership in your region or industry.


     
    Sector Partnership Network Webinars

    These webinars are for anyone involved in sector partnerships and will include sector strategy updates, partnership profiles, and presenters addressing areas of common concern.


     Learn more about sector strategies