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The Office of Economic Development and International Trade this January welcomed a new executive director in Eve Lieberman, Gov. Jared Polis’ chief policy advisor and legislative counsel.

In Phil Weiser’s first term as Colorado’s attorney general, he has been involved with suing major pharmaceutical companies for their roles in the nation’s opioid crisis, brought a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker JUUL with accusations of marketing to children and won a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the ability to remove presidential electors who vote against their state’s winner.

Gov. Jared Polis is seeking the significant leap in spending as Colorado’s economy looks strong heading into 2023, with record employment levels in 2022 expected to continue in the next 12 months and several strong industries anticipated to propel the state through recession worries, according to a recent economic outlook forecast. Economists, though, cautioned that the shortage of available workers, inflation, increased borrowing costs and supply chain disruptions will continue to pose challenges.