DEN and Colorado Air and Space Port Reach Notable Milestones this Month
Denver International Airport (DEN) recently announced service additions bringing the airport above 200 destinations around the globe for the first time in its history. Only three other U.S. airports serve at least 200 destinations. See more about the announcement.
Also last week, the Federal Aviation Administration granted a license allowing a spaceport at Front Range Airport, located just southeast of DEN. Receiving just the 11th such license in the country, Front Range Airport (which will be renamed Colorado Air and Space Port) will act as a hub connecting Colorado to other commercial aerospace and research opportunities around the world. Aerospace vehicles will make traditional takeoffs and landings at the facility, but have the capability to make suborbital flights. These flights could eventually create opportunities for space tourism and commercial transportation. Colorado already has the second largest aerospace industry in the nation, and Colorado Air and Space Port hopes to add to it. Learn more about Colorado Air and Space Port.
Regional Pitch Competition to Spotlight Entrepreneurs
StartUp North is a small business pitch competition designed to encourage innovation and new business ideas in Adams County. The competition furthers development of entrepreneurs and small business owners through an immersive experience and extensive services. The pool of applicants will be narrowed down to six finalists, who will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges in front of a live audience November 8. Winners will receive cash prizes and in-kind support services including business plan development and real-time feedback to enhance their business venture. Learn more and apply to pitch your business idea.
SBDC Announces Fall Courses in Commerce City
The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides free and confidential consulting and training programs to help existing and new businesses grow and thrive. A fall schedule of courses has been announced at the Commerce City Small Business Resource Center (7270 Monaco St.). A Start-Up Orientation will be taught three times: September 13, October 11, and November 8. This comprehensive, two-hour course is designed for individuals who are considering starting a new business or have started a new business within the last year. Topics include understanding regulations, marketing, competition, and having enough capital to get started. Find more information or register.
Reminder: Pre-Certify for Enterprise Zone State Income Tax Credits
If you operate a business in Commerce City, chances are 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. In order to be eligible for any tax credits, all businesses must pre-certify on an annual basis. To determine if your business is located in and/or qualifies for this program, enter your address on the
Enterprise Zone Map.
If you have questions regarding this program, please
email Tricia Allen, Adams County Enterprise Zone Administrator.
Pour Tap House Now Open
Pour Tap House officially opened its doors with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Aug. 25. Together with the renovated Anchor CrossFit, the 1,500-square-foot Pour Tap House is located in a 9,000-square-foot building in Turnberry Marketplace at E. 104th Avenue and Revere Street. Pour serves craft beers from around the Colorado Front Range and features 30 draft lines.
7-Eleven celebrated the opening of a new 3,000-square-foot store at the intersection of E. 120th Avenue and Chambers Road with a ribbon cutting on August 9. The new location serves residents and businesses in the Outlook, Second Creek, Villages at Buffalo Run East and West and Columbine Ranches neighborhoods and employs 8-10 people.
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.