Colorado Succeeds Expands Focus into Higher Education

Read our new report, Unlocking Our State’s Potential: One Million Credentials of Value for Coloradans, describing the state’s postsecondary challenges and opportunities for business advocacy and leadership.

Who We Are

Colorado Succeeds was founded in 2006 by a group of CEOs who saw the need for a non-partisan business advocacy organization focused solely on education and workforce development. As end consumers of the education and talent development system, Colorado Succeeds members advocate for policies that improve outcomes for learners, and support innovative programs in and out of the classroom.


To apply our business expertise, influence, and capital to improve Colorado’s schools.


All of Colorado’s learners are educated to their greatest potential, and all of Colorado’s businesses have the talented and innovative homegrown workforce they need to thrive.

What We Do

Shape and advocate for PUBLIC POLICY that removes barriers to innovation, incentives best practices, measures outcomes, and places the learner first.

Supercharge POLICY IMPLEMENTATION by providing technical assistance and support to education providers and employers.

FUND education and workforce development best practices to bring them to scale.

Jesus Salazar

Every business leader is thinking about ways to improve the state’s education and workforce development system. Colorado Succeeds provides a conduit to tackle these ideas together, in partnership with policymakers and leading educators.

Jesus Salazar, CEO, Prosono
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