Lakewood's approach to Economic Development is as unique as our community. We value concerted communications, partnerships and coordinated policy to improve the quality of life. We focus on facilitating appropriate real estate development and infrastructure, maintaining our regional competitiveness, promoting environmental and economic sustainability, encouraging diverse job growth, assisting small businesses, and maintaining our strong local employment base. 

The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) has a mission to provide business and commercial development services to new and existing businesses, so the businesses can grow and expand to create jobs, increase revenues and make capital investments.  AEDA ensures your start-up, existing or expanding business benefits from the city's collaboration, dedication, and support – this is what makes the city of Arvada a great place to do business. Community, government, and civic partnerships allow AEDA to provide your business with the latest demographic, financial, business, and consumer research necessary to succeed in this competitive business community.


The American Job Center (AJC) promotes economic vitality by identifying, developing and matching a talented workforce to business. Last year, the AJC served Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties by: Identifying more than 16,000 individuals looking for work or to change careers; Strengthening individual talent through 700 free workshops; Partnering with local educational institutions that offer hundreds of different training programs; Matching qualified job seekers to 7,000 employment opportunities; and Partnering with 1,200 local businesses to place candidates in 72 different occupations.

The Wheat Ridge Economic Development Division is dedicated to both the businesses and citizens of Wheat Ridge by providing you with a phenomenal array of resources right here in your own community. Wheat Ridge has an excellent business community with a convenient location and easy access to major thoroughfares. Give your business what it deserves, a business friendly community neighboring both Downtown Denver and the I-70 Corridor.

The legacy of Jefferson County's community character is fostered by promoting economic health, respecting cultural heritage and preserving environmental resources. A plentiful mix of mom-and-pop shops and Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here, and Jefferson County promotes business success for all with programs such as the Chambers of Commerce, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation and Jefferson County Business Resource Center.

Enjoy an active business community just minutes away from Denver. The City of Golden is committed to providing the highest quality of life and opportunity for its citizens through progressive, responsible, and innovative leadership. One of the primary resources available to provide this quality of life is a healthy local economy. The City’s economic development programs are designed to bolster economic health and opportunity within Golden and the surrounding area for residents and businesses alike.