Communities

The Metro Denver region has all the things businesses need to flourish, including a young, healthy, highly educated workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, and a multimodal transportation system that will take us years into the future.

Adams

Adams County is forecasted to have record population and employment growth over the next 20 years. This projection is made in part because Adams County benefits directly from four of the $5 billion dollar projects in Colorado – Fitzsimons Life Science District, E-470 toll road, FasTracks, and its direct proximity to Denver International Airport. 

Business Climate

The 1,182-square-mile county is located in the northeast quadrant of Metro Denver and runs 71 miles east from Sheridan Boulevard into the plains. Adams County offers a diverse business and industry base with 34 major business parks ranging from 100 to 5,400 acres to accommodate current and future business expansions and relocations to the area, various transportation options including UPRR and BNSF rail service, major residential growth, and recreational opportunities throughout the area.

The advanced manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, energy, life science, and logistics industries have a strong presence in Adams County and serve as the foundation for future growth in employment opportunities, business relocations and expansions, and investments in the tax base. In addition, the state of Colorado is seeking a spaceport designation at Front Range Airport in Adams County. Spaceport Colorado would offer a horizontal launch site that would facilitate space tourism, unmanned spacecraft, and, eventually, global point-to-point travel.

Taking advantage of its strategic location, pro business climate, and skilled workforce are companies like Avaya, Ascent Solar Technologies, Cummins Rocky Mountain, DigitalGlobe, Niagara Bottling, and Transwest.

Cities

Bennett*
Brighton
Commerce City
Federal Heights
Northglenn*
Thornton*
Westminster*

*City located in multiple counties

Economic Development Resources

Barry Gore
President & CEO
Adams County Economic Development (ACED)
303.453.8510
bgore@adamscountyed.com
www.adamscountyed.com

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