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Jamie Hackbarth is the Opportunity Zone Manager for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). She has worked at OEDIT for 2+ years on regional economic development and is a Certified Small Business Development Consultant. She is an active ambassador for the Colorado Equity Alliance, focused on making state governance systems equitable for all Coloradans.

Prior to joining OEDIT, Jamie served as a Peace Corps volunteer for over two years in rural Peru focused on community development projects. She has led collaborative projects in public health, economic development, infrastructure construction, environmental management and communication both locally and abroad. She has a bachelors in strategic communication from Miami University, with minors in marketing and Spanish. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and enjoys experiencing new cultures. Jamie is a proud Ohio native and Colorado transplant, with a personal mission to give positively give back to the community she is in at any given moment.

JAMIE HACKBARTH, OPPORTUNITY ZONES MANAGER, OEDIT