With $500 million in commercial development, Thornton is witnessing remarkable growth. Every sector and area of the city, including the Denver Premium Outlets, Thornton Shopping Center redevelopment, and the emergence of businesses like Forge Nano and Solid Power, is experiencing significant development.
Only half built-out, Thornton has over 900 acres of greenfield sites ready for development. With over $500 million in quality development recently opened or started along the I-25 corridor, the city is experiencing unprecedented growth. Our central location at the center of Denver’s transportation network lends us all the amenities of the Metro area and a workforce of over 3 million to draw from. Ongoing infrastructure improvement projects ensure the city is ready for further development now and in the future.
Not knowing what to expect when opening a small business in a new city can be scary. I was expecting a “typical” government customer service experience but was surprised to meet all of the young, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff. It was refreshing to receive so much support and help along the way!Lenard Rodriguez, Owner, Grandma's Sweet Tooth
We have lived in Colorado for 25 years. In 2018, we started our first business, Incanto Salon. During the COVD19 pandemic, the staff from the Alliance Business Assistance Center came and talked to us about their services. They helped us apply for an emergency grant to keep our business going. Today, after a lot of hard work and help and another grant from the Alliance Center, we are opening our second business, Neveria y Chuchulucos. We are very grateful for the Alliance Business Assistance Center. Thank you!Manuel & Flor Romo, Owners, Neveria y Chuchulucos & Incanto Beaty Salon
Thornton has a great mix of diverse businesses with easy access to other parts of the metro area. We especially love our office park, where our retail café serves members of the Thornton working community like Adams 12 School District & Intrex Aerospace. Thornton has been a great partner for Allegro – and we’re looking forward to a lasting relationship for years to come.Susan Drexel, Director of Plant Operations and Purchasing, Allegro Coffee Company
The most pleasant surprise has been how attentive the Economic Development team is! They don't forget about you; they check in often.LaVonda Jeffrey, President, Intrex Aerospace
Our experience with the city of Thornton has been awesome! The city and the people of Thornton have been very supportive!Scott & Deb Tucker, Owners, Mother Tucker Brewery
Working with the city has been really good. We get support and good communication from all levels. Everyone has made having a business here worth having!Rick Morgan, General Manager, Total Beverage