MARCH 2018 ISSUE
Small Businesses Locate to Commerce City

Glove Wagon and Innovative Mechanical Solutions Join the Business Community. Two companies currently located in a northern Metro Denver municipality are relocating to Commerce City.
 
More than 80 percent of the 1,400 businesses in Commerce City are considered small businesses by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Commerce City welcomes two additions to that number. The owner of Glove Wagon, a gloves and safety supplies wholesaler, is building a 16,000-square-foot facility at E. 96
th  Avenue and Havana Street. The building will be shared with another small HVAC manufacturer--Innovative Mechanical Solutions. The facility plans to open in spring 2018 and brings 20 new jobs to the city.
City Recognizes Seven Companies for Contributions to Economic Vitality

Commerce City recognized seven businesses that made contributions to the economic vitality of the city at its annual Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast. This year's event took place on  March 1 at the Yellow Rose Event Center with the theme: "Envisioning the Future - How it Moves Business."

Awards were given in four categories.
  • Businesses on the Move award winners:
    • BASF Corporation
    • George T. Sanders Company
    • McLane Foodservice
    • Sutrak
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit award winner:
    • Gallery on the Go
  • Economic Development Award for Leadership award winner:
    • First Transit
  • Business of the Year award winner:
    • L.G. Everist
Business of the Year Award.  Councilman José Guardiola, Councilwoman Crystal Elliott (far left), Mayor Sean Ford, and Mayor Pro Tem Rick Teter (far right) join the L.G. Everist Team in congratulating them on their award at the recent Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast.
The awards breakfast also featured a keynote speaker from University of Colorado, Denver Associate Professor and Director of CU Denver Transportation Research Center, Dr. Wesley Marshall.

This annual event is Commerce City's opportunity to thank businesses for operating in Commerce City and to recognize a few for specific contributions to its economic vitality. Learn more about the businesses and their recognized achievements in the  press release.
Pre-Certify for Enterprise Zone State Income Tax Credits

If you operate a business in Commerce City, chances are that you are located within a qualified enterprise zone. This means your business may qualify for various state income tax credits based on activities such as new capital investment and job growth; however, every business must pre-certify on an annual basis before it is eligible for any tax credits. To determine if your business is located in and/or qualifies for this program enter your address in the  Enterprise Zone Map.

Learn more about the program and eligible activities for tax credits as well as  information on pre-certification.  Should you have any questions regarding this program please email the Adams County Enterprise Zone Administrator, Angie Bedolla.
Under Construction

Highway 2 Update

Travelers along Highway 2 will see substantial completion of the highway widening project throughout the next month with some finishing touches like landscaping being completed in May and June. Substantial completion will allow the city to open the roadway to four lanes of traffic. The construction team is currently working on finishing up lighting, a small section of bike path, guardrail installation, and water quality features. The widening will provide better traffic flow for residents, businesses owners, and visitors of Commerce City. As a result, drivers will be able to travel more efficiently on this major highway.

Peña-Tower Ramp Update

Starting in February, both lanes of westbound Peña Boulevard were shifted slightly to the left and the right shoulder was closed to allow space for bridge widening work for the new on-ramp. The speed limit decreased from the normal 65 mph down to 55 mph. The lane shift will remain into the summer months. This project will result in higher traffic numbers along Tower Road where there are ample development opportunities in Commerce City with direct access to Denver International Airport.
Retail Corner

Anchor CrossFit and Pour Tap House Under Construction.
Anchor CrossFit/Pour Tap House Update

The walls are finally up for the new Anchor CrossFit building at the Northeast corridor of E. 104 th Avenue and Highway 2. In addition to the expanded gym area, the new building will also house the Pour Tap House, offering a variety of beers on tap and wines, as well as a small restaurant.

Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey is a national chain which offers oil changes, preventative maintenance, and other car care services. Their new Commerce City location is under construction at E. 104 th Avenue and Chambers Road. The 5,000-square-foot facility will employ 10 workers and is expected to open in early June 2018.

Support Local Restaurants at the Taste of Adams County

The "Taste of Adams County" is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the Waymire Dome, 9755 Henderson Road. This event features amazing food and beverage samplings from local restaurants, caterers and hospitality vendors. It is open to the public and will have lots of great food, fun, and entertainment! Tickets cost $20 for an individual and $30 for VIP and are available to purchase online. If you are interested in being a vendor please email Leslie Espinoza.


Commerce City works with community partners to offer a wide array of
business resources and workshops ( most of them FREE to help
support you in starting or managing your business.
Who's Doing Business in Commerce City?

Business licenses were granted to:   

Green Nimbus Cultivation
JMC Contracting Services
All Auto Inc
JPE Trucking
Arete Cyber Systems
Brand Safway Solutions LLC
Lara Video Games
Cardpool Inc
Liquors Plus II
Cellular Zone
North Range Weight Loss LLC
Cordova's Landscaping
OTB Supply Inc
Cornerstone Nutrition & Supplements LLC
Pearl Mobile Detailing
Crazy Blazing Deals
Pineapples Production & Publishing
DC Dezine
Direct Equipment Service Inc
Skidders Inc
Francisco's Auto Glass, LLC
Sky I United Auto LLC

Commerce City Economic Development Division
Phone: 303-289-3620