With room to grow, the city of Thornton is Colorado’s sixth largest city.

The city is only half built-out, offering plentiful opportunities for commercial development and easy access to I-25, I-70, E-470, Hwy 36, and Denver International Airport. Thornton is located just 8 miles north of downtown Denver and within an hour’s drive of all of the region’s major educational and research institutions.

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Key Focus Areas

Thornton is part of the larger Metro Denver region. Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation has diligently identified and supported a core group of industry clusters for the past ten years. These are industries in which the region consistently competes and wins on a national and international level.

Business Resources

The city of Thornton partners with, and can recommend resource organizations from across the region to support existing, expanding and relocating businesses.

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Thornton City Process Guide

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Economic Development Services

Real Estate Referrals & Coordination
Workforce Analysis & Support
Market Research & Business Climate Info

Our Office of Economic Development can provide expert services for your selection process, and continued support! We can provide Community Hosting Planning, Preparation and Coordination, Community Involvement, Educational Connections, as well as Announcement and Post-Care Work.

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