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March 2016
Commerce City welcomes Midwest Truck Parts & Service to the Irondale area. The company plans to build a 25,000 square-foot office, warehouse and distribution facility at 7790 E. 88th Avenue. The project creates 37 new jobs and $4 million in new capital investment. While Midwest Truck Parts & Service is new to the city, they have been a full service provider in heavy duty truck parts and suspension for over 40 years.
Ardent Mills CEO Keynotes Annual Commerce City Awards BreakfastHeadline2
Learn more about Ardent Mills' recent corporate relocation to metro Denver and the company's history with the city from CEO Dan Dye at the Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast March 17 at the Yellow Rose Event Center in the Derby District from 7:30 - 9 a.m.

The annual event, held this year in partnership with the Commerce City Business and Professional Association, recognizes businesses, individuals and organizations that have made contributions to the economic vitality of the city. Networking and registration begins at 7 a.m. Awards will be given in four categories:
  • Businesses on the Move
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Pam Downs Lilac Award for Leadership
  • Business of the Year Award
Please RSVP to Laura Moody at or 303-289-8852 by Friday, March 11.
Suncor Refinery Getting a Tune-UpHeadline3
Starting mid-March, Suncor will be performing planned maintenance at its Commerce City refinery. The work is part of Suncor's ongoing, regular maintenance program designed to support safe, reliable operations. Although maintenance will result in increased flaring, noise and traffic in and around the facility, Suncor has taken steps to ensure these disruptions are kept to a minimum. 

The major maintenance, also termed a "turnaround" in the refining industry, is scheduled to last through the end of April 2016. Suncor plans to invest more than $70 million in this project and will see upwards of 700 more people on site per shift at peak times to support the turnaround. The project is expected to spur additional economic activity in the area through the presence of the increased workforce, locally sourced materials and equipment.
Small Manufacturer's AdvantEDGE Program Taking ApplicationsRetailCorner
Manufacturer's Edge is partnering with the Small Business Development Center, World Trade Center and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center on a new program called Small Manufacturer's AdvantEDGE. The program officially launches March 21 and offers small manufacturers coaching and technical support for business growth, strategy, marketing, finance, and exporting.  Manufacturers must have fewer than 19 employees to apply. For more information, visit or call 303-981-2144.
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Mail Xpress Opens; Community Open House Planned 

Mail Xpress opened in early December at 13611 E. 104th Ave., Ste. 800. The new operation is a drop-off site for U.S. Postal Service deliveries, sells products from local vendors and offers office sharing services and space. Learn more at their open house from 3-6 p.m. on April 1.



Commerce City Economic Development Division
City of Commerce City
7887 E. 60th Ave
Phone: 303-289-3620 
Events Calendar
Start-up Orientation
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
English: March 10, May 12
Spanish: April 14, June 9
North Metro Denver SBDC Commerce City Satellite
Register here
Fee: $0

Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast
7.30-9 a.m., March 17
Yellow Rose Event Center 6490 E. 72nd Place
RSVP: or 303-289-8852

Business Planning Bootcamp
6 - 8 p.m.
March 23 to April 20 , 2016
North Metro Denver SBDC Commerce City Satellite
Register here
Fee: $100

Adelante Community Development Meeting
9-10.30 a.m., April 11
7270 Monaco Street; Call 720-379-3815 to register

Metro North Chamber of Commerce
Development Council Commerce City Bus Tour
Save the Date: May 13
New Business Licenses
0 to 60 Automotive LLC

Amazing Dealz

Commerce City Collision

Elite Auto Detailing

James Epperson

Highway 2 Thrift Store

Jenco Industries

Kamcorp LLC

Living Tree Handmade Soap Co.

McKinney's Pump & Injectors

Mellow Motions Massage

Ocean Massage

Power Contracting

Skyy Automotive

Turbo's by McKinney