Congratulations to Winners of The Succeeds Prize 2021
Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and the business community recognize six forward-thinking education programs with $15K and a year-long storytelling campaign.
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Engage with other business leaders to share your expertise or gain the insights you need to build a successful program at your company.
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1330 Report Recommendations
The 1330 task force has put forward a bold vision to build a Colorado talent pipeline that is first in the nation.
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2021 Impact Report
We made significant strides toward a more equitable and relevant education system. Your investment, leadership, and support make this work possible. Take a look at what we've accomplished, our reflections, important data from 2021, and what is to come.
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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.

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

We Do

Public Policy

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 and Scale

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


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.

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