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July 2017
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SACWSD Wants Developers' Input on Proposed Development Fee Policy Change

Registration Open for Site Selectors Panel Discussion and Breakfast

Reminder: Pre-Certify for Any Anticipated Enterprise Zone Tax Credits!

Article1Unique Consumer Products Made in Commerce City

Commerce City has a proud heritage of product makers located in the city. In fact, there are more than 100 manufacturers located here. Some produce consumer products that are shipped for users all over the world, including:

  • American Down and Feather, at 9670 Dallas Street, creates custom pillows, comforters, and foam mattress toppers. The company has the capability to fill 1,200 pounds an hour of fiber, 300 pounds an hour of down and feather, and uses only American-based suppliers.
  • Sashco, at 10300 E. 107th Place, is a third-generation, family-owned business that makes sealants and caulking. Anyone that has used a caulking gun for home improvement projects has this company to thank-they invented it!
  • Whiskey Barrel Coffee, at 4980 Monaco Street, has combined a love of bourbon whiskey with more than 30 years of coffee roasting experience to create a unique, small batch, hand crafted product. Coffee beans are aged in whiskey barrels before roasting which imparts a unique and slightly sweet flavor to the coffee.

These are just a few of the manufacturers located in Commerce City that make innovative and really cool consumer products!

Article2SACWSD Wants Developers' Input on Proposed Development Fee Policy Change  

The South Adams County Water and Sanitation District (SACWSD) is proposing a policy change on the way fees are calculated for taps and service for new multi-tenant commercial and industrial buildings. If approved, the new policy should bring down development costs and make Commerce City more cost competitive for new projects. SACWSD is asking developers to review the proposed policy change and provide comments through public testimony at the Aug. 9 Board of Directors meeting at 7 p.m. in the Stevenson Administration Building, 6595 East 70 th  Avenue.
Article3Registration Open for Site Selectors Panel Discussion and Breakfast

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

As part of the Adams County Site Selection Summit, businesses and individuals can register for a panel discussion and breakfast on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at Wedgewood at The Brittany Hill, 9350 Grant Street, Thornton. The breakfast is a chance to have the site selectors share their feedback on the strengths of the North Metro area, challenges the local communities may face, and how best to elicit more business relocations or expansions in Adams County.  Register for the breakfast.  
Article4Reminder: Pre-Certify for Any Anticipated Enterprise Zone Tax Credits!


Most of Commerce City is located within a designated Colorado Enterprise Zone area. This means that businesses may be eligible for state income tax credits for qualified activity, including new capital investments, job training, hiring of new employees, research and development, the rehabilitation of vacant buildings, and the purchase of commercial vehicles. To check, companies can enter their address into this map to see if they are located in a qualified area. If the answer is yes, companies next need to anticipate future investment and get pre-certified from a local program administrator on an annual basis. Businesses can apply for pre-certification or email the administrator for Adams County, Angie Bedolla, at

RetailRetail Corner 

Tradicion Bar and Grill Grand Opening Scheduled for July 14 
Tradicion Bar and Grill at 8383 Rosemary Street, will host a grand opening celebration on July 14 at 4 p.m. The restaurant is located on the site formerly occupied by Gala Gardens Restaurant and the new menu includes Mexican- and American-style dishes.

Starbuds Grand Opening July 7


Starbuds, at 5844 Dahlia Street, hosted a grand opening celebration on July 7 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Starbuds is a locally owned and operated chain of dispensaries serving Colorado's front range.



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

Adelante Community Development Workshop
August 8
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
To register, call 720.379.3815

SBDC Business Startup Orientation 
August 10
10 a.m. - Noon
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Fee: None

To schedule a personal consultation with an SBDC representative, please call 303.289.3620.
New Business Licenses

Eco-Power Washing, LLC


Tradicion Bar and Grill


Venus Event Center