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Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Colorado state seal © Public Domain
Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Colorado state flag © Public Domain

Fast Fact

881 Citizen Diplomats in Colorado volunteered to host international students, scholars and visitors in their homes and communities during the 2011-2012 academic year. More»

For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on to learn how the work of the Department benefits this state’s residents.


  • Jobs and Diplomacy

    • The Department of State, in partnership with other federal agencies, advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new markets for American businesses and workers. Of the 5,700 Colorado exporters in 2013, 87% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, Colorado exports totaled $8.3 billion. Those exports supported 43,615 U.S. jobs. (EB) More»

    • Colorado hosted 6,516 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) contributed nearly $4 million to the economy of Colorado by providing jobs and manufacturing opportunities that yielded products and services which directly supported INL missions. (INL) More»

    • The Bureau of Diplomatic Security provided approximately $100,000 to Colorado-based vendors for procurement of goods and services (DS) More»

    • Agronometrics, a company founded by partners from Colorado and Chile, won the best new venture award in the La Idea Business Competition. La Idea is a component of the Small Business Network of the Americas that connects Latin America diaspora in the U.S. with entrepreneurs throughout Latin America to help them cultivate and grow their businesses. (WHA/GP) More»

    • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Colorado. (HR)

  • Education

    • Fulbright Scholarships Awards: 77 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Colorado (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Anne Callaghan): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers located throughout the U.S. and provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»

    • The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs has a research collaboration with North-West University in South Africa. (AF) More»

    • 364 exchange visitors from overseas visited Colorado and 270 Colorado residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • The State of Colorado partnered with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in multiple law enforcement training and education opportunities, focusing on prison training and management. The Colorado Department of Corrections joined INL in an agreement to establish the International Correctional Management Training Center, and Colorado State’s Department of Corrections provided training. INL deployed 15 corrections officials to Cannon City, Colorado for training in prison industries. (INL) More»

    • The Washington Foreign Press Center hosted 25 journalists from countries including Libya, Egypt, India, and Zimbabwe for a 10-day tour showcasing the first U.S. presidential debate at the University of Denver. (PA) More»

    • 140 Brazilian students attended several educational institutions in Colorado through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This program is funded by the Brazilian government and the private sector and sends 101,000 Brazilian university students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to study and conduct research abroad. The U.S. is a priority destination for scholarship recipients, and the program strengthens U.S. and Brazilian institutional partnerships, develops a workforce prepared for 21st century opportunities, and contributes to long-term economic growth for both countries. (WHA) More»

    • The University of Colorado-Denver participated in an International Virtual College Fair hosted by the Department of State in 2013 to celebrate International Education Week and the $29 billion international student industry in the United States. The event featured colleges and universities from across the United States and had more than 22,000 potential students from 206 countries in attendance who completed nearly 55,000 visits to the virtual university booths. (IIP) More»

    • Medical Education Partnership Initiative Grant: University of Colorado-Denver, Howard U. and Stanford U. partnership to establish the Novel Education Clinical Trainees and Researchers (NECTAR) program at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences. (S/GAC) More»

    • Medical Education Partnership Initiative Grant: University of Colorado-Denver and Stanford U. partnership with the U. of Zimbabwe for a Cerebrovascular, Heart failure, Rheumatic heart disease Interventions (CHRIS) program. (S/GAC) More»

  • Partnerships

    • Refugee Arrivals: 1,789. The Department works with nine domestic nongovernmental organizations, which have 350 affiliated offices, to place refugees in over 180 communities in all 50 states. These offices work with communities, local volunteers and elected officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. (PRM) More»

    • The Department of State facilitates the Colorado National Guard State Partnership Program with Jordan founded in 2004 and Slovenia founded in 1993. (PM) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs sponsored a delegation of 23 senior Lebanese officials to tour state and federal prison systems in Colorado. (INL) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs partnered with the Denver Police Department and deployed forensics laboratory director to Costa Rica to participate in a training exercise on DNA evidence. (INL) More»

    • U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program between Raven Ridge Resources (Grand Junction) and Guizhou International Cooperation Center for Environmental Protection seeks to unlock the Chinese market for draining and utilizing coal mine methane, which can reduce a powerful greenhouse gas, improve mine safety and provide an energy source. (EAP/OES: Click here for more information on EcoPartnershipsMore»

    • U.S.-China EcoPartnership between the City of Denver with Ford Motor Company and City of Chongqing with Chang’an Motors focused on implementation of electric and hybrid vehicles. (EAP/OES: Click here for more information on EcoPartnershipsMore»

    • The Office of Global Food Security has partnered with Colorado State University as part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab program, which offers U.S. universities and research institutions the opportunity to tackle global agriculture and food security challenges. (S/GFS) More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued: 230,116 (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 137(CA) More»

    • The Colorado Passport Agency comprises 22 government employees and 13 contract employees. (CA) More»

    • 275 Colorado families participated in an overseas adoption. The Office of Children's Issues (CI) plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process. Its work is dedicated to assisting parents as they seek to provide a home to orphans abroad. (CA) More»

    • Diplomatic Security San Francisco Field Office serves Colorado: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities. (DS – Resident Office: San Francisco Investigative Field OfficeMore»


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