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Positioned For Growth

More than 900 acres of commercial sites available for development, with a significant portion shovel-ready and equipped with existing infrastructure.

Location Quotient

At the center of Denver’s transportation network, Thornton is just 20 minutes from Denver International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Denver, drawing from a workforce of over 3 million people and all the amenities the Denver metro area has to offer.

Building the Future

From the $500 million Thornton Water Project able to provide enough water through city build-out and FasTracks providing commuter rail service through the heart of the city, to the 10 interchanges off of I-25 and E-470, Thornton is ready for future development.

Development Quality

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.

A Diverse Community, Poised for Growth

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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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