NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE
Red Angus Moves its National Headquarters to Commerce City

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has relocated its national headquarters from Denton, Texas to Commerce City. The move was predicated by the large number of association members in Colorado and the fact that the state is a major livestock hub, making it an ideal location for the national office. The Association serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the competitive advantages of the red angus breed and red angus-influenced cattle. 
Learn more about the RAAA.
High Speed Transit Project Lands in Commerce City

Arrivo, a start-up transit company from Los Angeles, announced that it is locating an R&D facility and high speed transportation test track along the E-470 right-of-way in Commerce City. The company recently formed a public/private partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and E-470 Public Highway Authority to develop a hyperloop-inspired transportation network around the Metropolitan Denver region. Construction on the project is expected to start in Spring 2018.
Learn more about Arrivo.  
Something is Brewing in Commerce City

New brewing establishments are one of the most popular requests the city receives from residents for new types of commercial development. Residents are about to get their wish. Pour Tap House is under construction at E. 104 th Avenue and Revere Street and expected to open in 2018. See the  Under Construction section below for more details.

There is room for more! Commerce City looks to welcome additional brewing establishments to the city. Brew pubs and tasting rooms can be built in commercial areas while breweries require industrial zoning.

This is how Commerce City's Land Development Code differentiates between a tasting room, a brew pub, and a brewery:
  • Brew pub: An establishment where no more than 5,000 barrels are produced per year while generating on-site food sales.
  • Brewery: An establishment where no more than 60,000 barrels are produced,
  • Tasting room: An area dedicated to the sampling and sales of wine or beer produced on or off-site.
A potential brewing operations partner is Commerce City's own Birko Corporation which provides innovative food safety solutions, including materials for the brewing and distilling industries. Birko works to ensure consistent flavor, longer shelf life, and higher yields based on the water, ingredients and equipment being used for production. In fact, 25 percent of the Great American Beer Festival medal winners brew with Birko Corporation.

Contact the Economic Development Division for more information about bringing a brewery or brew pub to Commerce City.
The City Welcomes New Senior ED Specialist 

Alexis Bozzo joins the Economic Development Division as the new Senior Economic Development Specialist. She will work with the City's 1400+ businesses on retention and expansion programs and services. Alexis graduated from Virginia Tech with bachelor's Degrees in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies and from Virginia Commonwealth University with a master's in Urban & Regional Planning. 

Alexis interned with the Greater Richmond Partnership and Virginia's Gateway Region, she participated in the University of Oregon's Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program where she worked as a Main Street Manager for the City of Sherwood (located just outside of Portland), and she worked for two Economic Development organizations in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Most recently she worked as a Proposal Writer in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction Industry in Kansas City and looks forward to returning back to the public.

Contact Alexis for information about business retention and expansion programs and services.
Under Construction

Pour Tap House

Pour Tap House, as well as the expansion of the existing Anchor CrossFit, is under construction. The new 9,000-square-foot building in Turnberry Marketplace at E. 104th Avenue and Revere Street will house the-1,500 square-foot tap house, the 4,500 square-foot Anchor CrossFit, as well as space for a future restaurant. Pour Tap House will serve craft beers from around Colorado and plans to open in Spring 2018.


North Range Crossing

City Council and Commerce City Housing Authority members were on hand during the recent groundbreaking of a new multi-family housing project in the northern range. Dominium, a Minneapolis-based apartment owner, developer, and manager broke ground in North Range Crossing near E. 104
th Avenue and Sable Boulevard. The new apartments will provide 216 units of affordable housing for residents making 60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI). Continued housing growth will help make the northern range more competitive for projects. National retailers will see increased population numbers in the trade area, higher traffic counts, and existing retail shopping leakage to other communities which all make the area more competitive for new commercial development.
Retail Corner

7-Eleven Expansion: New Store Announced

7-Eleven has announced the construction of a new store at 10539 Joliet Street. The new store will be 3,500-square-feet and the facility will have a separate diesel island. With this location, 7-Eleven is able to serve the needs of the businesses and residents in the neighborhoods as well as the industrial users in the northern range of the city.

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:   

The Barber Shop
Concrete Curing Technology
RNB Cars
Cannalytics Consulting

Premier Harvest


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