Business Resource Partners

The city of Thornton partners with resource organizations from across the region in order to support and assist existing, expanding and relocating businesses. These partner organizations help Thornton ED staff address business needs in the areas of:

Business & Consumer Reference

Bad Check Restitution Program
Developed by the 17th Judicial District Attorney to assist local merchants with bad check losses.

Better Business Bureau Great West + Pacific
The BBB is dedicated to promoting and fostering the highest ethical relationships between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence.

County Information

Adams County Government Offices
4430 S Adams County Pkwy, Brighton 80601

Tri-County Health Department

Federal Information

Internal Revenue Service

Funding Resources

Colorado Enterprise Fund
The mission of CEF is to accelerate community prosperity by financing and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in Colorado.
[email protected]

Colorado Housing & Finance Authority
CHFA strengthens Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. We offer financial resources to strengthen home ownership, affordable rental housing, and businesses.

Colorado Lending Source
CLS can help you with financing to turn your side hustle into a dream business.
[email protected]

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

FirstBank, Thornton Branch
For assistance with large or small business loans, FirstBank is always a great first option. The Office of Economic Development has formed a unique partnership with FirstBank to provide helpful lending options for our business grant recipients and local business customers.

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute
The RMMFI is a non-profit organization that provides learning, lending, and coaching to grow community entrepreneurs who build businesses to advance along the pathway to self-sufficiency and self-worth.

Government Procurement

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Government contract assistance.

US Department of Transportation Small Business Transportation Resource Center
SBTRC helps small businesses make the right connections with large contractors.
[email protected]

Highways & Toll Roads

Colorado Department of Transportation

Express Tolls

International Trade

US Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center
Get started in exporting or increase your exports through loan programs, education, training and counseling.

World Trade Center Denver
The WTC Denver facilitates international trade in the Rocky Mountain Region and connects members to a global network of 330 World Trade Centers in 100 countries.
[email protected]

Promotion & Networking Programs

Metro North Chamber of Commerce/Thornton Chamber of Commerce
Metro North Chamber of Commerce is a regional commercial entity that fosters business development and promotes economic vitality within Thornton and the region.

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
DMCC helps your business by making connections, promoting your business, offering discounts for members, and more.

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
MDEDC is a regional economic development group who represents and furthers the economic interests of the entire region.

Adams County Economic Development
The mission of ACED is to attract, retain, and serve the primary businesses in Adams County.

Small Business Development

Anythink Libraries
Providing resources and services to small businesses such as databases, legal forms, private meeting rooms, co-working areas, low-cost printing and faxing, and classes and workshops.
Anythink Wright Farms   303.405.3200
Anythink Huron Street   303.452.7534

Mi Casa Resource Center
Mi Casa works to advance the economic success of Latino and working families by expanding opportunities for educational, professional and entrepreneurial advancement.

North Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Helps existing and new businesses grow and prosper by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

State of Colorado

Colorado Secretary of State

Colorado Business Express
Colorado Business Express is a quick and easy way to register a business with Colorado Department of Revenue and/or Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.


United Power
Commercial rebates may be available to your business.

Xcel Energy
Rebates and incentives may be available to your business. Click here for more information.

Workforce Development & Training

Adams County Education Consortium (ACEC)
ACEC is a countywide partnership bridging the gap between students and businesses to ensure that learners in the county gain 21st Century skills.

Adams County Workforce & Business Center
The Adams County Workforce & Business Center provides valuable services designed to assist companies in recruiting highly trained and qualified employees.

Front Range Community College
FRCC provides corporate solutions and training.