The Colorado Competitive Council (C3), a Chamber affiliate, is dedicated to promoting industry clusters that have the best potential for job growth across Colorado and enhancing Colorado’s business climate.
The organization focuses its advocacy efforts on ensuring primary job growth in the state’s 11 key industry clusters—agriculture, tourism, aerospace, bioscience, energy, financial services, information technology/software, air transportation, beverage production, broadcasting and telecommunications, and computer storage and peripherals.
C3 views legislation through a lens of keeping our state competitive in the regional, national and international quest for jobs. To accomplish this, C3 strives to:
Assist individual clusters in obtaining needed changes to promote operations in Colorado
Ensure our K-12 and higher education systems produce qualified employees for future economic prosperity
Improve Colorado’s critical infrastructure, including our transportation system
Oppose tax policies and mandates that pit industries against one another and harm the state’s business climate
Focus on issues, such as health care, workforce development, workers’ compensation and regulations, that impact business
C3 was created in 2005 by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce with support from a broad spectrum of the business community, including corporations, trade associations, economic development organizations and other chambers of commerce.
C3 provides direct lobbying and advocacy at the state Capitol and supports organizations focused on enhancing Colorado’s economy. C3 coordinates policy research and communications with chambers of commerce and existing business associations to focus maximum resources on direct advocacy.
For additional information, visit C3's Web site at: www.coloradocompetes.org.