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October 2017
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manufacturersCity Council Recognizes Contribution of Manufacturers

Manufacturing Day occurs the first Friday of October each year to celebrate modern manufacturing and to inspire future generations of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day gives manufacturers the opportunity to tell stories by showcasing their businesses in one coordinated effort. With more than 100 manufacturing companies located in the city, city council passed a proclamation on October 2 recognizing the importance of manufacturing to Commerce City. Commerce City's Oribi Manufacturing, a company that produces high performance composite components used by the U.S. Military, law enforcement, recreation, sporting and aerospace industries, was chosen to accept the proclamation on behalf of all manufacturing companies in the city. A representative from Manufacturer's EDGE, a manufacturing assistance center that supports manufacturers throughout the Metro Denver Area also attended. 
siteselectorsRegion's Competitive Attributes Presented to Site Selectors

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and economic development partners from throughout the region hosted nine site selection consultants during the Metro Denver Site Selection Conference, September 13-15. These consultants are key advisors to Fortune 1000 companies considering corporate relocations and expansions that would bring new jobs and capital investment to the metropolitan area. Commerce City's Economic Development Division participates in this annual event which has proven to be the most effective strategy for marketing the metropolitan region's attributes to site selectors.
The conference concluded with a breakfast panel discussion with the consultants as they shared their impressions of the metropolitan area and provided feedback on how the region compared to others. The site selectors unanimously praised the strong innovation and entrepreneurial climate that helps companies succeed in the region. They also noted the challenge of the region's low (2.5%) unemployment rate. While this would generally be viewed as a challenge for companies considering relocation or expansion into the region, they acknowledged the region has a unique ability to attract talent. This was attributed not only to the quality of life, but also the growing economy.
Economic Development staff foster relationships with participating site selectors. McLane Foodservice and Cummins Rocky Mountain are projects that resulted from site selector relationships.     
artistsArtists: Apply for Studio Space in Derby Art District

Magnolia Street Art Space, a planned artist studio and gallery space scheduled to open by mid-November of this year, is now accepting applications for studios within the space. Artists are encouraged to apply via email and should include a link to their up-to-date website, as well as their artist statement and references with their application. Magnolia Street Art Space is hosting an open house on Tuesday October 17 at 6600 E. 74 th Avenue at 11:00 a.m. for individuals looking to learn more about available studio space and the Derby Art District.
The Derby Art District is a new collaboration of studios and galleries under construction in the historic Derby Neighborhood in Commerce City. The goal of the district is to offer affordable art studios, gallery spaces and other amenities that will support the arts. Due to escalating real estate prices, artists in Denver's creative community have been impacted and displaced. The Derby Art District directly addresses the need for artist spaces by offering studios ranging from 300 to 1400 square feet and costing approximately $1 per square foot.
sbdcGrow Your Business with Business Planning Boot Camp and Start-up Orientation Training

The Commerce City Business Resource Center is offering essential training for new and potential small business owners. Programs include a start-up orientation (offered in both English and Spanish) and a Business Planning Boot Camp. The start-up orientation is a two-hour overview of current regulations, raising capital, as well as understanding competition and marketing, and is directed at individuals looking to start a business or those who started one within the last year. The Business Planning Boot Camp is ten hours of coursework on topics that include entrepreneurial essentials, marketing, organizational issues, and a financial overview. 
The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) aims to help individuals looking to start or grow a business. Locally, classes are taught at the Commerce City Small Business Resource Center at 7270 Monaco Street. For more information or to learn more about upcoming classes,
underconstructionUNDER CONSTRUCTION

7-Eleven is Under Construction at E. 56th Avenue and Holly Street

The new 7-Eleven store will be 3,000-square-feet and will employ 8-10 employees. With this location, 7-Eleven is able to serve the needs of the businesses and residents in the Rose Hill, South Rose Hill and 56th Avenue Industrial Park neighborhoods.

retailcornerRETAIL CORNER

The Stillwater Day Spa Opens in Northern Range


The Stillwater Day Spa, 13635 E. 104th Avenue, Suite 150, opened earlier this month. The spa offers services to meet a variety of beauty, health, and wellness needs. Massage therapists, an aesthetician, and registered nurse are on staff to offer Swedish and therapeutic massages, facials and chemical peels, lash extensions and tinting, aesthetic injections, and more. Appointments can be made via the website at



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

Adelante Community Development Workshop
November 14
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: 720-379-3815


SBDC Start-Up Orientation
April 13
10 a.m. - noon
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: 303-460-1032


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

New Business Licenses

Abeyta's Barber Shop


Always Fresh


Bullock Estate Services 



Castillo's Pro Painting


Custom Lighted Signs


Gaia's Doorstep LLC


Johnson Law Group


Koala Kandles


Quality Carpentry Services






RJH Door Services


Stillwater Day Spa


Tacos El Michoacano


World Wide Refrigeration & Service