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April 2017
In This Issue

Commerce City's E.D. Director Recognized for National Training Program

Two Commerce City Companies on List of Best Companies to Work For in Colorado

Colorado Office of Economic Development to host Procurement Expo

CommerceDerby Getting a New Resident with Some Exposure
Commerce City's art scene continues to grow! Following the recent announcement by Con.cept Colorado, the 11-acre art complex planned for 6601 Colorado Boulevard, another artist will be moving to Commerce City. Mark Sink, a noted local photographer and private art consultant, is moving his studio to the Derby neighborhood. He is a co-founder of  The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the founder of the  Month of Photography, a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout the Denver Metropolitan area during March and April 2017. His work has been featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver as well as in several traveling exhibitions. Sink purchased the 2,500-square-foot former Toedtli Auto Parts store at 6525 E. 72 nd Pl. and plans to turn it into studio and exhibition space.
SevenCommerce City's E.D. Director Recognized for National Training Program 

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation celebrated regional economic development achievements at its 13th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on March 23. The first award of the afternoon, the Special Recognition Award, was given to Michelle Claymore, Commerce City's Economic Development director, for her efforts to increase professional development opportunities in the field of economic development. The Colorado Basic Economic Development Course, founded and directed by Claymore, celebrates its 10th year in 2017. Economic development practitioners from across the United States come to Colorado for this course which is accredited through the International Economic Development Council. The week-long course provides a solid foundation for entry-level economic development practitioners. Topics include community and neighborhood development, business retention and expansion, finance, ethics, and workforce development.

InauguralTwo Commerce City Companies on List of Best Companies to Work For in Colorado
Two Commerce City companies made ColoradoBiz Magazine's 2016 Best Private Companies to Work For list. The first, BT Construction, Inc, is a pipeline contractor that has been in business for 35 years and has 120 employees. Founded in 1980, BT Construction specializes in water, sanitary and storm pipeline construction and relocation, underground chilled and steam lines, electrical and communications duct banks, and sheet pile installation. BT Construction prides itself on its dedicated staff members who have helped the company build a solid reputation founded on integrity and innovation.

The second Commerce City Company recognized made the list for the second year in a row. Powell Restoration Inc., has been in business for eight years with 32 employees and specializes in environmental and land restoration. Powell Restoration is a Colorado and Wyoming firm focused on delivering quality services from seeding/reclamation, erosion control install, SWMMP design and maintenance to a full design build firm for small to medium size projects.

Congratulations to BT Construction and Powell Restoration!
ReminderColorado Office of Economic Development to host Procurement Expo

The Colorado Office of Economic Development is hosting a  Procurement Expo on Tuesday, April 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Stapleton Hotel. Companies who do business in the role of buyer or seller can benefit from attending this event. Business owners will have the opportunity to arrange one-on-one sessions with Colorado procurement leaders and decision makers to learn about how best to do business together. Register here.
UnderUnder Construction  

Sutrak Under Construction With First of Two Planned Expansions

Sutrak, a leading manufacturer of HVAC systems for bus, light rail, and automated people movers in North America, has the first of two planned buildings under construction in Commerce City at 6897 E. 49th Ave. The 20,500-square-foot warehouse building will store component parts used in the assembly process as well as finished products prior to shipping. Sutrak has operated in Colorado since 1980. The company moved the majority of its operations to Commerce City in 2004 with the completion of an 18,000-square-foot warehouse facility. The expansion adds seven employees to the company's existing 70. Sutrak will begin construction on the second expansion, a 24,500-square-foot warehouse, later this year.
RetailRetail Corner 

Papa John's Pizza is Coming to Belle Creek!
The business has claimed the last remaining 1,236-square-foot spot in the Belle Creek Corner Shops, and plans to open in June. Welcome to Commerce City, Papa John's Pizza!         

Taco River Hosted a Grand Opening Celebration
on April 8  

Taco River, 7225 Monaco Street, hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on April 8 at 2 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Bullock as well as Council Members Amador, Teter, and Douglas were there to celebrate. This is Taco River's first brick-and-mortar location. The owners of Taco River also own and operate two food trucks as well as prepare, distribute and market Mexican fast food by retail or wholesale. Welcome to Commerce City, Taco River!



Commerce City Economic Development Division
City of Commerce City
7887 E. 60th Ave
Phone: 303-289-3620 
Events Calendar

Metro North Chamber of Commerce - Inaugural State of the Region and Development Showcase
7:00 am - noon
April 13
1 st Bank Center
11450 Broomfield Lane
Broomfield, CO 80021

Adelante Community Development Workshop
9 - 10:30 a.m.
May 9
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: Call 720.379.3815

Startup Orientation
10 a.m. - 12 noon
June 8
North Metro Denver SBDC - Commerce City Satellite
7270 Monaco Street
Fee: $0

New Business Licenses

Advanced Development Solutions


Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates 


Bauer Law 


Bright Star Kids Dentistry 


ECP Limited


Everson & Memic Law 


Green Future Limited




Games People Play


H.E.A.R.T Counseling Center


Howell Law 


Liberty Tax Services 


Love Monster


Hungry Beaver Fence and Stain 






Thrive Counseling Center of Colorado 


Tiny Bubbles Car Wash


TJ Pizzas 


Tradicion Bar and Grill 


State Farm 


Woodsong Coffee