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August 2017
In This Issue

Summit Highlights Adams County's Unique Assets to National Site Selectors

Program Aims to Assist Businesses With Workforce Issues

New E.D. Website Offers Real Estate and Business Resource Information

Export Assistance Grants Available to Advanced Industries Businesses

Article1DEN's New, Direct International Flights Makes the Region More Competitive
Businesses in the metropolitan Denver region have four new opportunities to make international connections. Denver International Airport (DEN) announced new international flights to Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland; Panama City, Panama; and Belize City, Belize. The additional flights mean that there are a total of 25 direct international flights to 11 countries from DEN.

In addition to making the region more competitive as a top business location, the economic impact of the Paris flight is estimated at creating an additional 350 jobs, $12 million in new wages, and $40 million in added economic activity.

Businesses looking to take advantage of these new international opportunities can choose Commerce City as a business location with its multiple large mixed-use development opportunities; several of which are adjacent to DEN. In addition, Commerce City businesses with international branches, like Atlas Copco with a location in Switzerland, and BASF Corporation with locations in France and Switzerland, could benefit from these new direct flights.

Article2Summit Highlights Adams County's Unique Assets to National Site Selectors   

Commerce City's Economic Development Division joined Adams County Economic Development (ACED) and other economic development professionals in the county to host five national site selection consultants for a three-day event aimed at promoting the region as an ideal location for major corporate relocation and expansion projects.

The first day concluded with a dinner at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Mayor Sean Ford was part of the group that gave opening remarks. The three day event ended with a  breakfast featuring feedback comments from the site selectors on Adams County's competitive edge factors  - including the diversity of industry, land available, and growth dynamics of the community.
Article3Program Aims to Assist Businesses With Workforce Issues

The  Metro North Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Workforce Summit on August 25 from 7:30 - 10 a.m. at the Adams County Conference Center. The Summit is a breakfast event followed by a panel discussions on topics relating to workforce-related resources available to employers, employee retention tactics, and retraining employees. The program includes case studies from Adams County businesses. 

Article4New E.D. Website Offers Real Estate and Business Resource Information

The city's freshly updated economic development website has what you're looking for. Whether you're starting or growing a business, looking for real estate or seeking information about the resources and services in Commerce City, has it.

The site has been designed to be more user-friendly with different users in mind - from site selectors, to real estate brokers, to new and expanding businesses, to residents and visitors looking to learn more about our city. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to take a look!
Article5Export Assistance Grants Available to Advanced Industries Businesses

Aspiring and current Colorado exporters in the Advanced Industries looking to offset international marketing and business development costs are encouraged to apply for the Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Grant program. 

Grants are available for companies in aerospace, infrastructure engineering, advanced manufacturing, energy and natural resources, bioscience, electronics, and technology and information. Grants of $15,000 can be used to assist with production and design of international marketing materials, translation services for a contract or official document, with trade missions and trade shows, intellectual property protection, and conducting due diligence or credit reviews on potential buyers or distributors.

UnderConstructionUnder Construction

Residents and businesses are used to seeing the former Toedtli Auto Parts store at 6525 E. 72 nd  Place boarded up and empty. Not anymore! Mark Sink, a notable local photographer, private art consultant, founder of the  Month of Photography  and co-founder of  The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver , purchased the 2,500-square-foot building.  Sink plans to turn the former auto parts store in the Derby neighborhood into a studio and exhibition space. 
RetailRetail Corner 

Tradicion Bar and Grill is Now Open
Tradicion Bar and Grill celebrated its grand opening with the mayor and members of city council with a ribbon cutting on Friday, July 14. Located at 8383 Rosemary Street, Tradicion is a sit-down restaurant, offering American and Mexican cuisine and a full-service bar in a 9,330-square-foot facility. It has 12 employees and is owned and operated by Sergio Perez. Perez owns several real estate interests in Commerce City and throughout Adams County. In addition, he owns and operates another restaurant outside of Commerce City. Welcome to Commerce City!



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

Metro North Chamber of Commerce Workforce Summit
August 25
7:30 - 10 a.m.
Adams County Conference Center
Platte River A-D
4430 S. Adams County Parkway
Brighton, CO 80601

Adelante  Community Development Workshop 
September 12
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: 720-379-3815

SBDC Business Planning Boot Camp
October 3
6 - 8 p.m.
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: 303-460-1032

SBDC Start-Up Orientation
October 12
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register online

To schedule a personal consultation with an SBDC representative, please call 303-289-3620.
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