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Businesses & Site Selectors

The Office of Economic Development is thrilled to collaborate with you in considering Thornton as the ideal destination for your business location or expansion. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation or to receive the data you need to evaluate.

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Commercial Developers

The Office of Economic Development serves as your primary connection to the city, offering comprehensive assistance for real estate searches, coordination with city permitting, access to labor market insights, incentive negotiation, and a wide array of additional services to support your needs.

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Small Business Owners

Thornton’s primary goal in supporting local businesses is to offer tailored customer service and diverse resources based on each company’s specific requirements. Our strategy for local growth and retention links employers to necessary resources and eliminates obstacles for business success.

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Regional Workforce Population

3.4 Million

Median Household Income


Median Age

34.5 years

Where is Thornton?

Thornton, Colorado is located just 10 miles north of downtown Denver, and less than 1 hour from the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Why Thornton?

  • Development Momentum: Thornton is experiencing incredible growth with $500 million invested in commercial development.
  • Strategic Growth Potential: Over 900 acres of commercial sites are open for development in Thornton, with a considerable portion ready for construction or already furnished with existing infrastructure.
  • Strategic Location Advantage: Thornton is 20 minutes from Denver International Airport and 10 minutes away from downtown Denver, drawing from a workforce exceeding 3 million people.
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