Thornton, the largest city in north Metro Denver, boasts an ideal location along I-25, granting retailers easy access to an expansive market of almost 3 million residents.

  • Over 3 million people are reachable within a 30-minute drive of Thornton. The primary arterial of I-25 in Thornton witnesses over 185,000 vehicles passing through daily.
  • As Colorado’s sixth largest city, Thornton’s population exceeds 145,000. The strategic positioning of I-25 and E-470 ensures high traffic counts and excellent retail visibility.
  • Situated just 10 miles north of downtown Denver, Thornton spans 36 square miles in the northeastern Metro market.

The Office of Economic Development actively pursues retail opportunities to foster economic growth within the city and serves as a catalyst for quality development and redevelopment.

Thornton is the place for your next location

Regional Workforce Population

3.4 Million

Median Household Income


Median Age

34.5 years

Your own personal retail co-pilot!

Julie Jacoby, CEcD

Deputy Director

Julie Jacoby has served the city of Thornton for over a decade. As the Deputy Director of Economic Development, Julie oversees the retail attraction process which has included community-changing projects such as the Denver Premium Outlets, Topgolf, Main Event, King Soopers Marketplace, the newly-announced Candlelight Theater, and Chicken N Pickle. Call or email Julie today!


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