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 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 2018, the Colorado Air and Space Port in Adams County announced the Federal Aviation Administration approved its site operator license, a major step forward for Colorado’s continued growth in commercial space research, development, and transportation. Plans for Colorado Air and Space Port include developing an aerospace and technology park to support a broad range of activities and commercial opportunities, including research and development, testing and evaluation, manufacturing, crew training, scientific research, suborbital flight, and point-to-point travel.






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Federal Heights




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Economic Development Resources

Ryan Nalty
Director of Economic Development
Adams County

Lisa D. Hough
Adams County Regional Economic Partnership