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June 2016
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Tower Road Widening Will Help Spur New Developmenttowerroad

Elected officials celebrated the groundbreaking for the Tower Road widening project on May 10. Expected to be completed in late 2017, this project expands Tower Road by adding a lane in each direction between E. 80th and E. 103rd avenues. Bike lanes, a sidewalk, and multi-use path will also be added. This project is part of the 2013 voter-approved capital improvement program funding and will help attract additional development in the corridor.
Local Company Celebrates 80 Years in Coloradosashco

Congratulations to Commerce City-based Sashco, Inc. celebrating its 80th year in Colorado. Mayor Sean Ford joined Sashco's President and other speakers for a celebration on June 7 at the company's headquarters and manufacturing facility at 10300 E. 107th Place. Sashco opened its doors in 1936 with a culture dominated by product innovation. This attitude toward innovation continued into the 1980s with the entrance into the log home market through Log Jam chinking and the first clear sealant in a clear cartridge. Construction of the Commerce City facility in 1996 put everything under one roof. This allowed incredible growth through the development of lean manufacturing processes and the hiring of highly skilled people that propelled the company into new areas of sales and market share. For more information click here.
City Markets Development Opportunities at Leading World Conference recon

Mayor Sean Ford and economic development staff met with retail real estate professionals at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) annual conference-- RECon. The four-day event attracts more than 35,000 attendees and is the largest real estate event in the world. The Mayor and staff members were able to meet and build relationships with developers and retailers, many who may not have otherwise been aware of the retail development opportunities in Commerce City. King Soopers, Walgreens, Perfect Teeth, and 7-Eleven are examples of companies with operations in Commerce City that have been facilitated by relationship building at past RECon meetings. This year's conference was also a chance to thank some of the new businesses opening operations in the city, including Dion's Pizza, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and two additional 7-Eleven stores.
Alpine Waste & Recycling named 'Best of Colorado' alpine

Alpine Waste & Recycling -headquarted in Commerce City-was named the "Best of Colorado" in the waste and recycling industry for 2016, according to ColoradoBiz magazine. Recent voting by the magazine's readers and other business leaders declared the company's service to its clients the most satisfactory of all candidates. Founded in 1999 with just one truck and one man, the company aims to provide unprecedented service to customers. The company has since expanded to provide recycling and composting services, front and real load services, roll off construction services, and disposal services.
Retail Cornerretail

Congratulations to El Jardin for being No. 1

El Jardin Mexican Restaurant, 6460 E. 73rd Avenue, was ranked No. 1 for the Best Mexican Restaurant on The Denver A-List. The Denver A-List is a website that lists thousands of the metro region's top businesses and ranks them according to public voting. El Jardin is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been in business for 34 years. For more information about El Jardin, click here.

7-Eleven Continues Expansion in Commerce City

7-Eleven announced another new convenience store at E. 96th Avenue and Yosemite Street in Marty Farms. The new store plans to open in mid-September. This will be the second 7-Eleven to open in Commerce City this year. 7-Eleven stores satisfy a variety of needs for Commerce City residents as a place to grab coffee and a donut on the way to work or to fill up on gas on the way home. The company also obtains products from local suppliers, like Bake Fresh in Commerce City who supplies all of their donuts, pre-wrapped cookies and brownies.

Renovated Bison Grill Restaurant Offers Tasty Dining Experience

The Buffalo Run clubhouse and Bison Grill restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary with a renovated fresh look. The clubhouse remodel included upgraded décor with a fresh, contemporary look and feel, new furniture and carpet. The newly remodeled Bison Grill offers extra seating for a tasty dining experience, and has conference room rentals. The restaurant is available for custom events. Visit the banquets page or call 303-289-7700 for more information.



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

Startup Orientation
10 a.m. - Noon
English: July 14
Spanish: August 11
North Metro Denver SBDC Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register here
Fee: $0

Adams County Small Business Appreciation Breakfast
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Friday, June 10
Adams County Government Center
4430 South Adams County Parkway, Platte River Rooms A-C
For tickets and more information click here.

Adelante Community Development Workshop
9 - 10:30 a.m.
City, County, State, Federal Taxes: June 14
Legal Contracts 101: July 12
Commerce City Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St.
Register: Call 720-379-3815
New Business Licenses

Just Like Home, LLC

Pegasus Press

Drive N-Motion

Colorado Scaffolding

Kendo, Inc.

Nice Buy Auto Sales, Inc.

Beamish Birth, LLC