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August 2016
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ODOld Dominion Grows City Footprint 

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has begun construction on a 42,530 square-foot maintenance facility at 5601 Holly St. This is the latest local project for the company, which added 88 dock doors with a 55,200 square-foot addition last year.

Old Dominion, a motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national less-than-truckload and value-added logistics services, employs over 300 people at this location. The new additions are expected to add 40-50 local jobs. 
CIPmidCity celebrates mid-point of voter-approved Capital Improvement Program

Commerce City is halfway through its five-year commitment to completing five capital improvement projects through a 2013 voter approved 1-percent sales and use tax.

The city has already built and opened Paradice Island Pool at Pioneer Park and Fronterra Park, with both Turnberry Park and Villages East Park scheduled to open soon. The widening of Tower Road from two to four lanes began in May and will provide the city with major connectivity to Denver International Airport and the E-470 corridor. A new 100,000 square-foot recreation center at U.S. Highway 2 and E. 112th Avenue is scheduled to break ground later this year.

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EAREconomic Activity Report indicates mixed trends

The most recent Commerce City Economic Activity Report, which was released last month, shows the Commerce City economy expanding across many indicators, with growth in employment and the residential real estate market. The number of city businesses increased by 76 companies from the same quarter in 2014 and jobs were up by more than 1,200.  Sales of single-family attached homes rose 150 percent, while sales of single-family detached homes rose 17.6 percent. Retail sales showed a decline, dropping 27.1 percent compared to the same quarter in 2014. Industrial real estate vacancies rose slightly for both general industrial and warehouse/distribution space.  Click here for the complete Economic Activity Report, which is prepared quarterly by Development Research Partners for the city's economic development division.
GOTGGallery on the Go celebrates expansion

Gallery on the Go hosted a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, July 27 commemorating their continued growth and expansion from 680 to 1,300 square-feet of office space in the city at 13635 E. 104th Ave. Mayor Sean Ford spoke at the event and members of council were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting.

Maria Borrego, a Commerce City resident and Adams City High School graduate, co-founded the mobile paint-and-sip company in 2011. Gallery on the Go has since expanded to more than 150 independent party hosts in 25 states, serving over 33,000 painters at more than 3,000 parties.
retailRetail Corner

Dion's Pizza celebrates with groundbreaking picnic

City Council members joined company CEO Mark Herman for a June 29 groundbreaking picnic celebrating the newest Dion's Pizza location at E. 104th Avenue and Chambers Road in the Aspen Hills development.

The New Mexico-based chain serves made-to-order pizzas, salads and subs for sit-down or take-out dining. The new restaurant is expected to open in early 2017.


7-Eleven Expansion - New Store Under Construction
The walls are up on a new 7-Eleven store under construction at E. 96th Avenue and Yosemite Street in Marty Farms. Expected to open this fall, the new store is the second 7-Eleven location to open in Commerce City this year. The store will serve a growing number of businesses and residents in the northern range.


The Colonel Announces New Location
Kentucky Fried Chicken plans to open a 3,125 square-foot restaurant in Reunion Marketplace at E. 104th Avenue and Chambers Road.  The construction schedule has yet to be announced.
spotlightCompany Spotlight

AAA Waterproofing, Inc., located at 8510 Willow St., is another example of a Commerce City business experiencing explosive growth.  The waterproofing services company relocated to the city five years ago with 65 employees; it now has 112 and is still growing. AAA Waterproofing has completed various types of commercial and residential projects, such as hospitals, justice centers, schools, resorts, residences, and many more.

Sincerely,

 

Commerce City Economic Development Division
City of Commerce City
7887 E. 60th Ave
Phone: 303-289-3620 
Events Calendar
Startup Orientation
10 a.m. - Noon
Spanish: Aug. 11
English: Sep. 8
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: click here

Adelante Community Development Workshops
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Understanding your Competitor: Aug. 9
Business Technology 101: Sep. 13
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: call 720-379-3815

Business Open House
Commerce City Business Alliance
Sep. 7,  5 - 7 p.m.
El Jardin Mexican Restaurant
6460 E. 73rd Ave.
Register: click here

CCBPA Hosts U.S. Congressman Ed Perlmutter
Sep. 16,  Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
6550 Gateway Rd.
Reserve a seat:
call 720-205-2627 or commercecitybpa@yahoo.com