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March 2017
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Seven Commerce City Businesses Honored at Awards Breakfast

Inaugural Event Offers Chance to Highlight Development Opportunities in Commerce City

Reminder: Pre-Certify for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits!

OEDIT Now Accepting Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit Applications for 2017

CommerceCommerce City Welcomes New Company
Welcome to Commerce City, Metal Direct! Located at 6785 E. 50th Avenue, Metal Direct is a full-service metal manufacturing and supply company. In business for two years, it is bringing jobs and capital investment to Commerce City. The company, and its 9 employees, specializes in all types of architectural metal manufacturing, combining state of-the-art design and ordering software with the highest-quality manufacturing machines on the market. Metal Direct will support Commerce City's other businesses and industries by providing rain gutters, flashing, and other metal building materials to companies that build or renovate commercial and residential buildings thus keeping money within Commerce City.  In addition, projects outside our community that buy from this local company bring money back into Commerce City.
SevenSeven Commerce City Businesses Honored at Awards Breakfast
City of Commerce City and the Commerce City Business & Professional Association (CCBPA) honored seven local businesses at the ninth annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast on March 2 at the Yellow Rose Event Center, 6490 E 72nd Pl. The theme for this year's event was "Changing the World We See" and was attended by 150 local businesses and civic leaders.
City Council members and emcee Susie Wargin presented awards and Congressional Records in the following categories:
  • Business on the Move Awards: Asahi Food Inc., Birko Corporation, Jalisco International Inc., and Sashco, Inc.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: Ruth Tsehaye
  • Economic Development Award for Leadership: United Power, Inc.
  • Business of the Year Award: Ardent Mills
Learn more about the businesses and their recognized achievements in a press release online.

The breakfast featured a keynote given by Stephanie Donner, Chief Legal and People Officer at Galvanize, who spoke on her "Automation is Opportunity" message.

This annual event is the city's opportunity to thank all businesses, individuals and organizations that have made contributions to the economic vitality of Commerce City. The seven winners were chosen for their commitment of capital investment and job creation to the city. Together, these seven companies added 47 new jobs in 2016 with a capital investment of over 45 million dollars. These companies embrace diversity with a woman-owned, minority-owned, and immigrant owned businesses among the seven. Finally, all are giving back to the community they call home by donating resources and time to charities including Kids First of Commerce City, as well as to local women's shelters and local schools.
InauguralInaugural Event Offers Chance to Highlight Development Opportunities in Commerce City
The Metro North Chamber of Commerce and the City and County of Broomfield are hosting the Inaugural State of the Region and Development Showcase on April 13 from 7 a.m. - noon. Mayors from the 13 cities in the Metro North Region as well as an Adams County Commissioner will speak about current growth and future plans for each city. Development and Real Estate professionals are encouraged to attend and host a booth to highlight current and future development opportunities within Commerce City. Register here.
ReminderReminder: Pre-Certify for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits!
Is your business located in an Enterprise Zone? Enter your address here and find out. The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program offers state income tax credits to businesses that invest in and create jobs in economically distressed areas. Enterprise zone tax credits can be earned on capital investments, job training, hiring of new employees, research and development, the rehabilitation of vacant buildings, and the purchase of commercial vehicles. Businesses who would like to claim any of the Enterprise Zone tax credits must pre-certify annually with the local EZ Administrator before any expenditures or hiring is made. Businesses can apply for pre-certification here or email the administrator for Adams County, Angie Bedolla, at with any questions.
FreeFree Consultation with Buffalo Run about How to Host a Golf Tournament

Buffalo Run Golf Course is offering consultations to individuals eager to learn how to host golf tournaments. People interested in learning how to host fundraising events or corporate golf events can schedule a free tournament consultation at Buffalo Run. The consultation includes a 1-hour meeting with a with a PGA professional, a 10-step checklist for running a successful tournament, and a free thank you gift. Call Will Panella at 303.289.1500 for more information or to schedule a consultation.
OEDITOEDIT Now Accepting Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit Applications for 2017 

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is now accepting applications for the Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit for 2017. The Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit aims to encourage private sector investing by rewarding individuals who invest in start-up companies with high growth potential.

Investors may be eligible for Colorado state income tax credits by making investments in qualified small businesses in one of Colorado's seven advanced industries on or after Jan. 1, 2017. Up to $750,000 in credits may be awarded on a first-come, first served basis during 2017. More information can be found here or by contacting Ken Jensen at
UnderUnder Construction  

Rock River Ranches is Coming to Commerce City

Rock River Ranches, a wholesaler of fresh and frozen bison/buffalo products, is under construction on a 7,500 square-foot warehouse at 5460 Colorado Blvd.  The company expects to process thousands of pounds of bison annually at the new Commerce City location and will deliver all cuts and ground bulk or burgers directly to restaurants in a biodiesel powered van. Rock River Ranches will employ 12 workers and expects to open in late April.

RetailRetail Corner 

Los Tamales Mexican Grill Now Open

Los Tamales Mexican Grill, 4952 E. 62nd Avenue, Unit A7, is now open in the King Soopers Shopping Center. Los Tamales serves a variety of tamales, as well as burritos, quesadillas, tortas, and tacos from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.             

Taco River Opening Soon
Taco River, 7225 Monaco Street,  will open its first brick-and-mortar location.  The owners own and operate two food trucks as well as prepare, distribute and market Mexican fast food by retail or wholesale.  The company will employ four at its permanent location which plans to open at the end of March.   



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

Business Planning Bootcamp
6 - 8 p.m.
March 22 - five sessions
North Metro Denver SBDC - Commerce City Satellite
Fee: $100
Register here

Adelante Community Development Workshop
9 - 10:30 a.m.
April 11
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: Call 720.379.3815

Startup Orientation
10 a.m. - noon
April 13
North Metro Denver SBDC - Commerce City Satellite
7270 Monaco Street
Fee: $0
Register here

New Business Licenses

7-Eleven Store #37570


Ana's Fashion


C and M Rebuilders


Colorado Brake and Supply


Colorado Powder Coating


Colorado Truck Equipment and Parts




Primrose School at Reunion


Extra Value Laundry


Intermountain Trailer


Royal Nepal Restaurant 


Unlocking Potential  



Vaughn Energy Services