Take A Closer Look
Brighton, the Adams County seat, is located in the heart of fast growing Adams County. Brighton offers all the luxuries of a modern city with a down-home feel with its historic downtown and amazing community celebrations reminiscent of years gone by.

Brighton’s convenient location makes it only 15 minutes to Denver International Airport and 20 minutes to downtown Denver. And given the city’s large investment in its own infrastructure, along with its blossoming population and business environment, Brighton is sure to be a location of choice, for years to come as only 40% of the City designated area has been developed.

Since the opening of Denver International Airport over a decade ago, many new companies have found that Brighton is an excellent place to do business. Businesses such as Vestas, Sierra Detention Systems and Kaiser Permanente have joined O’neal Flat Rolled Metals, United Power and Western United Electric Supply in Brighton in the last few years.

Brighton is an excellent location for primary employers looking for a pro-business environment, an abundant and loyal labor force and a convenient location for doing business in metro Denver or anywhere in the world.

Retailers are discovering Brighton’s advantages as a regional trade center. The Brighton trade area population and demographics are growing, creating increased spending power to support new retail, restaurants and entertainment businesses. Within 10 minutes of Brighton, the trade area includes 100,000 households with the trade area population expected to continue to grow due to the great location and the availability of a variety of housing types.

Brighton boasts a not for profit, regional health care center, Platte Valley Medical Center. PVMC is one of the most advanced hospitals in the state in the areas of electronic medical records, medical imaging, wireless technology, and more. The hospital is the Toshiba American Medical Systems showcase facility, attracting healthcare from throughout the U.S. to preview the latest Toshiba technology.

Over 700 Adams County employees call Brighton home at the new Adam’s County campus adjacent to the E-470/Interstate 76 interchange. Businesses serving Adams County often choose Brighton for convenient access to county leaders and services.

Brighton’s transportation system allows mobility for people, goods and services. Only minutes from Denver International Airport and downtown Denver, Brighton has two rail lines (Union Pacific and Burlington Northern) and five highways, including the E-470 regional beltway. Interstate 76, Highway 85, and Highway 7 providing direct access to Interstate 80 and/or Interstate 25.

Come and take a closer look at what’s really growing in Brighton.

Top Employers

  1. Adams County Government
  2. School District #27J
  3. Platte Valley Medical Center
  4. City of Brighton
  5. Wal-Mart SuperCenter
  6. Vestas Nacelles America Inc.
  7. BJ Services Company USA Corp.
  8. Kmart Distribution Center
  9. Target Corporation
  10. Environmental Designs Inc.

Source: Brighton EDC

Population in Brighton, Adams County
35,719 (2013)
Source: United States Census Bureau

Average Annual Wage*
2011 $35,955
* Workers in the community
Source: Denver Regional Council of Governments, Jan. 2011

Primary Industries
Transportation and Logistics