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Denver ranks No. 1 as Most Friendly to Employees of Small Companies in the United States according to a report released by CardHub (2013).  Rankings are based on 10 different metrics – including small business vitality and the number of small businesses with under 250 employees per capita.

CardHub had this to say about Denver: “It’s no surprise that Denver topped the list of the Best Cities to Work for a Small Business, as 97% of employers in Colorado are classified as small businesses… and a workforce that’s growing at the second fastest rate in the country, and the 5th highest wages for new hires.”

Tomlinson & Associates “2013 End of Session” Report
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ACED Activities & Events

ACED 2014 Annual Luncheon
Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Plaza at the Denver Mart
Click here to register.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available

ACED Aerospace & Aviation Taskforce
Thursday, May 8, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
ACED Board Room

ACED Member Orientation
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ACED Board Room

ACED Round Table
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Ranch Country Club

ACED Board Meeting
Thursday, May 22, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Community Data

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) projects Adams County to be the fastest growing county in Colorado over the next twenty years in both population and employment. This projection is made in part because Adams County benefits directly from four of the five billion dollar projects in Colorado – Fitzsimons Redevelopment, E-470 toll way and proximity to Denver International Airport, and FasTracks. In addition, Adams County has an abundance of available, affordable land ripe for development.

Adams County is located at the northeastern quadrant of the Denver metropolitan area and covers over 1,100 square miles of land. It includes the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, and a substantial unincorporated area.

Taking advantage of its strategic location, pro business climate and skilled workforce are companies like Ascent Solar Technologies, Avaya, Boeing, Cooper Lighting, General Electric/PrimeStar Solar, and General Motors.