About Us

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

101 W. Colfax, Suite 850
Denver, CO  80202

720-913-1999

OUR MISSION

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is leading an inclusive and innovative economy for all Denver residents, businesses, and neighborhoods. By supporting local and global business development, affordable housing programs, and stabilization efforts in Denver’s diverse neighborhoods, we are creating opportunity for everyone to make a home, get a job, and build a future.  


EXECUTIVE TEAM

Eric Hiraga, Executive Director

Deborah Cameron, Chief Business Officer

Adrina Gibson(PDF, 319KB), Director, Division of Small Business Opportunity

Irene Aguilar, Director, Neighborhood Equity

Matthew Karnes, Chief Financial Officer

Jen Morris, Chief of Staff

LOCATIONS

DEDO's offices are located in the Denver Post Building, 101 W. Colfax, Denver CO 80202. We are in Suite 850. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., although most functions are virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic and visitors cannot be accommodated without an appointment.

Our main phone line is 720-913-1999.

Within DEDO's Business, Workforce and Global Development Division, Denver Workforce Services offers three Workforce Centers for jobseekers and employers to access services. They are currently closed due to COVID-19. Call 720-337-WORK for help accessing services virtually.

Normal operations will resume, when public health conditions allow, at:

Montbello - 4685 Peoria St., Suite 251   80239

Westside - 1200 Federal, 1st Floor   80204  

DEN - Main Terminal, Fifth Floor  80249  


During the COVID-19 pandemic, our operations are virtual. Due to security and safety concerns, you cannot visit our offices or Workforce Centers at this time.

In spite of the pandemic disruption, our goal is to help customers quickly find what they need from our agency.

You can start by listening to the brief menu options at 720-913-1999.

You can send us an email, as we check dedo@denvergov.org daily.

Another excellent resource is Denver’s Contact Center at 3-1-1.

Still not finding what you need? Below are topics with links to program staff.
We will respond to your question as quickly as we can.

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Susan Liehe
720-480-3481
susan.liehe@denvergov.org

Leesly Leon
720-865-3144
leesly.leon@denvergov.org

CORA Policy

Custodian of Records: Jen Morris