Ginsburg to bring fresh thinking, invest in people, and create pathways to good jobs across Colorado
DENVER – Manufacturing entrepreneur Noel Ginsburg, CEO of Intertech Plastics and founder of CareerWise Colorado, announced today that he has filed with the Secretary of State to be a candidate for Governor of Colorado in 2018.
Ginsburg, a civic leader known for his experience founding businesses and non-profits, plans to bring new thinking, strong leadership and good jobs to Colorado while investing in people and infrastructure.
“I am running for Governor because I want to bring my business and civic leadership to Colorado as a whole,” Ginsburg said. “As a state, we need fresh ideas that will allow us to increase access to good jobs for good pay. Everyone needs to be lifted up by economic growth. That involves our education system, skills development, and the creation of new pathways and choices for people to enter the middle class and beyond.”
A Colorado native, Ginsburg’s self-made path has allowed him to learn by doing, gaining real-world grit. After founding Intertech Plastics while still in college, Ginsburg fulfilled a niche market in advanced manufacturing and shepherded his company to sustainable growth by maximizing the talents of his skilled employees. The company has employed hundreds of Coloradans over its 36 years and continues to operate out of its facilities in Northeast Denver.
More recently, Ginsburg launched CareerWise Colorado, a statewide system of innovative, business-led youth apprenticeships. CareerWise provides high school students a clear career path, opening up new access to high-paying, high-demand jobs, allowing opportunities for additional higher education and providing flexibility to move into new careers in the future.
CareerWise is building the middle class by closing the skills gap through experiential learning, providing more choices to students and strengthening Colorado’s economy.
Ginsburg has been deeply involved in supporting civic organizations for more than two decades, serving at different points as board chair of the Mile High United Way and president of the Denver Public Schools Foundation. A deep sense of integrity and gratitude guides Noel to work on making the lives of people and Colorado better.
In 1994, Ginsburg and his wife Leslie helped to establish the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, sponsoring 42 at-risk children. They stayed connected to those students for ten years up through their graduation from high school and maintain relationships with many of them today.
While continuing to lead CareerWise and support his businesses, Ginsburg will spend much of 2017 traveling across Colorado, listening to people around the state who share his vision of investing in people, improving our physical and digital infrastructure and creating new pathways to more good jobs.
“I’m excited to file to run for Governor,” Ginsburg said. “I’m not coming at this from politics; I’m coming at this from my life as a manufacturing entrepreneur and a civic leader. I know that in business and in life, investing in people translates to success, and I want to make this happen in government.”
About Noel for Colorado
A candidate for Governor of Colorado in 2018, Noel Ginsburg is a manufacturing entrepreneur and trusted civic leader. Ginsburg serves as the Chairman and CEO of Intertech Plastics as well as the founding CEO and Chairman of CareerWise Colorado, a statewide system of innovative, business-led youth apprenticeships.
Ginsburg currently chairs the Denver Public Schools College and Career Pathways Council. He has previously served as the chair of the Denver Public Schools Foundation, the Mile High United Way and JEWISHcolorado (formerly the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado). In addition, Noel served as Founding Board Chair for Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation. He and his wife Leslie are Colorado natives and have two adult children. More information is available at www.noelforcolorado.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NoelforColorado.
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