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Business Resources

Business Resources

The city of Thornton partners with and can recommend resource organizations from across the region in order to support existing, expanding and relocating businesses. These organizations can assist your business needs in the areas of:

Business & Consumer Reference

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

Adams County Health Department
303.220.9200 ·

Federal Information

Internal Revenue Service

Funding Resources

B:side Fund
B:side can help you with financing to turn your side hustle into a dream business.

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

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 Minority Business Office (MBO)
The Minority Business Office helps minority-, woman-, and veteran-owned businesses learn how to best market themselves as a certified business and secure government contracts.

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)

Whether you’re just starting out or growing your small business, access to capital is key to your success. With a range of loan products and sizes, a streamlined application process, and a dedicated team to help you understand your options, we offer small business solutions that work for you.

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.

Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is the national public health agency of the United States.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
CDPHE serves Coloradans by providing public health and environmental protection services that promote healthy people in healthy places.

World Health Organization
The WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

Highways & Toll Roads

Colorado Department of Transportation


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.


3i Law
For assistance with business-related legal questions, 3i Law can help. The Office of Economic Development has formed a unique partnership with 3i Law to provide free legal counseling sessions for our local businesses.

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Legal Aid Foundation

Licenses & Permits – City of Thornton

Business License
Commercial and home-based businesses may require a City Sales & Use Tax license. Contact the Thornton Sales Tax division for more information.

City Development
Building permits and inspections, Contractor’s licenses, development permits, and more.

Promotion & Networking Programs

Adams County Regional Economic Partnership
The mission of AC-REP is to attract, retain, and serve the primary businesses in Adams County.

Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The CHCC is a membership driven organization comprised of small business owners, corporate representatives, community leaders, and association members representing various professions.

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.

Thornton Area Chamber of Commerce
TACC is focused on creating opportunities for businesses to partner with each other, schools, governments, and nonprofits to drive increased business success and balanced life in the area.

Property Maintenance & Safety

City of Thornton Code Compliance
To report a development or nuisance code violation.

City of Thornton Homeless Outreach Team (‘HOT’)
To report an encampment, request resources be provided to someone you suspect is without a home, and to learn more about HOT.

City of Thornton Police Department
Crime Prevention Unit
720.977.5024 (non-emergency)

Sidewalk Maintenance
Submit concerns through the My Thornton app.

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
Anythink York Street – 303.405.3234

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.

Mile High United Way for Business
Mile High United Way for Business provides support for women- and minority-owned small businesses to strengthen under-resourced communities and help our small business community thrive.

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.

US Small Business Administration
The SBA is a US government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

State of Colorado

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.

Colorado Secretary of State


Public Utilities Commission
An authority of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, the Public Utilities Commission regulates and investigates issues with gas, electric, and phone companies..

United Power
Commercial rebates may be available to your business.

Xcel Energy
Rebates and incentives may be available to your business.

Workforce Development & Training

Adams County Community Safety & Well-being – Race Equity Office
The Adams Race Equity division leads with a social equity and justice lens to elevate people, improve systems, and strengthen neighborhoods.

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.

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
One function of CDLE is to provide workplaces with protection and safety programs.

Connecting Colorado Workforce
Connecting Colorado is part of a state- and county-run system that delivers immediate, tangible results for your future. Post a résumé, apply for a specific job or do a self-directed job search through a database.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC is a federal agency that was established via the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to administer and enforce civil rights laws against workplace discrimination.

Front Range Community College
FRCC provides corporate solutions and training.