CANCELLED: NOCOM Kick-Off Breakfast with Betsy Markey of Economic Development and International Trade


Embassy Suites Loveland - Hotel, Spa & Conference Center

4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO 80538

Loveland, CO, US, 80538

New Cabinet. New Initiatives.

The Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership is pleased to present the NOCOM Kick-Off Breakfast with Keynote Betsy Markey, appointed by Governor Jared Polis as Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International TradeJoin us to hear about the initiatives of Governor Jared Polis’s cabinet and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (ODEIT). With Colorado industry growing and Larimer and Weld counties growing twice as fast as the rest of the state we look forward to hearing about talent pipeline, workforce, supply chain, transportation and more.

Thank you to our event sponsor Manufacturer’s Edge who s the official representative of the MEP National Network in Colorado. Manufacturer’s Edge encourages the strength and competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers through coaching, training, and consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and by leveraging government, university, and economic development partnerships.Transforming Colorado One Company At A Time!

Event Agenda

7:00AM – 7:30AM Registration and Check-In

7:15AM Breakfast Buffet Opens

7:45AM Program Begins

8:45AM Program Ends

9:00AM NOCOM Trade Show* opens accross at The Ranch Event Complex. 

All kick-off breakfast tickets include free admission to the 2019 NOCOM Trade Show located near by at the The Ranch Events Complex. NOCOM is the largest manufacturing trade show in Colorado attracting 150 exhibitors from across Colorado and beyond and expecting over 900 attendees. The manufacturing trade show provides the opportunity to network, build new business relationships, visit innovative exhibitors and listen to industry leaders speak on Supply Chain and more which strengthen the manufacturing community. NOCOM opens at 9AM until 3:30PM at The Ranch Events Complex 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, Colorado. Fore more information about NOCOM 2019 please visit: 

Betsy Markey Bio:

Betsy 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.

Betsy 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.

In 2011, she was appointed by the President to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington DC. She facilitated the direct line of communication between the department and governors and mayors across the country on all DHS mission areas, including cyber security, terrorism prevention, transportation security, immigration enforcement, border security and disaster assistance.

Betsy was elected to serve as a Member of Congress in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in 2008, and represented over 700,000 constituents in one of the country’s largest congressional districts in the 111th Congress. She served on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Agriculture.

In the late-1980’s, Betsy and her husband launched a successful technology company, Syscom Services, which was one of the first companies to market email, and subsequently expanded into the area of web design and web-based information management systems. The firm has been ranked in the Inc. 500 listing of America’s fastest-growing private companies. She participated in the sale of the company to a group of investors. During that time she also purchased a coffee/ice cream shop in Fort Collins called Huckleberry’s. She sold the store five years later to another local business.

She holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration from American University.

Information about Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership:

The mission of the NoCo Manfuacturing Partnership is to make American manufacturing great by driving a passionate, collaborative partnership, so that Northern Colorado manufacturing and our communities thrive. This all-volunteer organization includes over 250 manufacturing companies and over 80 partners including workforce development, education and economic development.

The Partnership has two primary areas of focus to achieve its purpose of making manufacturing great. The first focus is workforce development. Through career awareness tours, internships, curriculum development, and partnerships with educators and other workforce professionals, The Partnership works to encourage and develop the manufacturing industry’s next generation of workers. The second focus is creating a thriving environment for both Northern Colorado Manufacturers and communities we live in. Through its website, newsletter, lunch & learn events, tours, and other B2B activities, the group drives a passionate and collaborative partnership of manufacturers to share best practices and work on common issues. The Partnership has also established one of the most successful manufacturing trade shows in the state, NOCOM. Visit for information about the partnerhsip and how to join this free organization.