Colorado Economic Development Commission members offered more than $22 million Wednesday to two California-headquartered companies to locate substantial expansions in the Denver area.

They also gave $1.7 million to the Outdoor Retailer Show to boost its marketing and organizational efforts as it starts its run in the state.

The two companies that earned offers of job-growth incentive tax credits — tax breaks that can be taken only after those companies have hired employees and had people in place for one year — are very different businesses.

One is a financial-services firm offering loans based upon creditor history and education level, while the other is a tech company hoping to consolidate employees now spread throughout the San Francisco Bay area and Mexico.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal.