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May 2017
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Commerce City Thanks Its Small Businesses for Their Vital Contributions

Event to Showcase Adams County to Five National Site Selection Professionals

May 11 Job and Resource Fair Connects Businesses and Job Applicants

Article1North Forest Office Building Under Construction
North Forest Office Space, a national developer of professional, medical and dental office suites has broken ground on a sixth building at 13635 E. 104 th Avenue. The 8,556-square-foot building brings the total square feet of office space in the complex to 57,718. One suite in the new building is already leased.

North Forest Office Space provides an essential resource by providing spaces under 5,000 square feet to small businesses in Commerce City. In addition, the concentration of businesses in North Forest also provides the critical daytime population desired by local retailers. Potential businesses looking for office space can find out more here.
Article2Commerce City Thanks Its Small Businesses for Their Vital Contributions 

As part of National Small Business Week, City Council adopted a proclamation on May 1 to say "thank you" to all of the small businesses in Commerce City. Whiskey Barrel Coffee Co. founder, Tal Fishman, accepted the proclamation on behalf of the city's small businesses.  


An estimated 80 percent of the city's more than 1,300 businesses have less than 20 employees. These small businesses make significant contributions to the city's economy. In fact, small businesses across the country create two-thirds of the nation's jobs. Every year, the U.S. Small Business Administration highlights the impacts of entrepreneurs and small owners through National Small Business Week. Find out more about National Small Business Week here.

Article3Event to Showcase Adams County to Five National Site Selection Professionals
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 summit July 31-August 2, 2017. The Summit is a way to promote the region as an ideal location for major corporate relocation and expansion projects.


Businesses and individuals can attend the Summit's final breakfast at Wedgewood at The Brittany Hill, 9350 Grant Street, Thornton, on Wednesday August 2, 2017. 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. Find out more about the Summit, by visiting 

Article4May 11 Job and Resource Fair Connects Businesses and Job Applicants

Leadership Commerce City's Class of 2017 is hosting a job and resource fair at Adams City High School on May 11 from 4 - 6 p.m. Companies located in Commerce City looking to hire will have tables at the event. Companies or schools offering educational or workforce development resources will also be at the event to answer questions about programs available to job seekers. If you are a business looking to participate, contact the Adams 14 Education Foundation here.
Article5City Council Passes Proclamation Recognizing National Economic Development Week  

National Economic Development Week is May 8-13. The purpose of this designated week is to increase awareness of economic development in communities across the country. Economic development, by definition, is a program, group of policies, or set of activities that positively influence economic change in a community by or through:
  • Wealth generation
  • Economic diversification
  • Job growth and preservation and/or
  • Building the local tax base
In Commerce City, we focus most of our economic development resources on job growth and new investment through primary employers, which are the companies that produce goods and services sold outside the local community, bringing new money into the economy. This is accomplished in part through the collaboration and support of a vast network of economic development partners. For Commerce City, these partners include:
  • Adams County Economic Development;
  • Metro Denver Economic Development Council;
  • The Economic Development Council of Colorado;
  • The State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade; and
  • The International Economic Development Council
A number of other organizations also work with the Economic Development Division to provide support services to Commerce City businesses. View a copy of the proclamation here.
UnderUnder Construction  

City's New Recreation Center Going Vertical

After months of planning, construction on the new recreation center at E. 112th Avenue and Potomac Street has gone vertical. The over 106,000-square-foot facility will include an indoor pool, gymnasium with walking/jogging track, gymnastics center, weight/fitness area, dance/aerobics studio, and site infrastructure. The new recreation center is one of five projects in Commerce City's voter approved capital improvement plan and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2018.

RetailRetail Corner 

Tradicion Bar and Grill Opening Soon 


Tradicion Bar and Grill will open soon at 8383 Rosemary Street. The restaurant will be located on the site formerly occupied by Gala Garden Restaurant and will serve Mexican and American food. They have extensively renovated the interior but have maintained some of the original touches.



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

Startup Orientation
June 8|
10 a.m. - noon
North Metro Denver SBDC - Commerce City Satellite
7270 Monaco Street
Fee: $0
Quality Community Foundation Golf Tournament
June 9
7:30 a.m.
Buffalo Run Golf Course
Learn more here

Adelante Community Development Workshop
June 13
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: Call 720.379.3815

New Business Licenses

Admiral Sign Company 


Alpine Auto Recovery 


BDG Photography


DXP Service Centers 


Calico Bunny Ltd.


Century Class Auto Glass 


Commerce City Chamber of Commerce 


Cornerstone Coatings 


Ecofoam Insulations 


Elite Parts LLC


Elite Equipment Rental LLC




F-Series Motorsports


Fleet Trailer 


Hexacomb Packaging Corporation of America 


Herc Rentals 


In the Doghouse


Jack in the Box 


Mountain States Asphalt Paving, Inc. 


Piney Mountain Mobile Home Park


The Plug Limited


Quick Fill Sandbagger 


Rayvonne's Gift Shop


Remote Telecom


Ross Painting




Tomas Auto Repair