Colorado OEDIT Returns As Sponsor Of 2019 NOCOM Trade Show, New OEDIT Executive Director Betsy Markey Will Keynote

February 13, 2019 – Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NoCO) has announced that the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has returned as a major sponsor of the NOCOM 2019 manufacturers’ trade show, and that new OEDIT Executive Director Betsy Markey will keynote the event the morning of April 11, 2019. NOCOM, in its 5th year, continues to showcase Northern Colorado’s expanding manufacturing sector, connecting suppliers, manufacturers, capital, and services.

“We are proud to sponsor the 2019 NOCOM to help facilitate further growth and collaboration in the manufacturing industry. The continued growth and expansion of advanced manufacturing industry in Northern Colorado plays an important role in the state’s economic landscape,” said Katie Woslager, senior manager of Advanced Industries at the Colorado Office of Economic Development.

“We’re glad to have Colorado OEDIT back as a sponsor, and thrilled to have its new Executive Director Betsy Markey as our 2019 NOCOM keynote, especially here on her home turf in Northern Colorado,” said NOCOM 2019 Chair Adam Papilion. “There’s a lot of interest in what’s ahead for 2019 and beyond and how the new state administration priorities around economic development and manufacturing will play out, and we look forward to some early insight into that in one of her first public addresses in this new role.”

A Fort Collins resident, Markey was appointed by Governor Jared Polis to his cabinet as Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade in January 2019. She has over 30 years of leadership experience in government and the private sector. She has served as a Member of Congress, a senior federal executive, and the co-founder and CFO of a high tech company.

She was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) based in Denver in 2016. In this capacity she oversaw the delivery of the agency’s small business programs and services in Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. (more of her bio on the ChooseColorado web page linked above)

A returning sponsor to NOCOM, OEDIT joins FirstBank, Aerotek, CAP Logistics/COBRT, City of Loveland, EKS&H, Flood and Peterson and Hoff & Leigh as major sponsors. B2B networking event sponsors are H2 Manufacturing Solutions and Manufacturer’s Edge. Speaker hall sponsors are FirstBank and AuerCPA. Coffee sponsor is Noffsinger.

About The 5th Annual NOCOM Trade Show

NOCOM 2019 takes place Thursday, April 11th, 2019, The Ranch Events Complex, in Loveland, Colorado. For more information or to register, visit:

Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kick-off Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Loveland (separate ticket required)

A number of companies have already registered to be a part of the trade show through the “Early Commitment” option, as booth spaces have sold out in years past. To accommodate the growing demand from companies, the NOCOM 2019 Trade Show has reconfigured the exhibit floor plan to maximize exhibit spaces.

For more information and to register for this event, purchase a booth, and learn about speaking opportunities, visit For more information on sponsorships and to become a corporate sponsor, contact Adam Papilion, NOCOM 2019 Chair, at 970-692-3344 or