One of Adams County’s top business advantages is its proximity to Denver International Airport (DEN), one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually.
Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP) located just six miles southeast of Denver International Airport, anchors the County’s aviation industry. With 3,200 acres of land and a host of aviation companies located on site, it is one of the largest general aviation airports in the United States.
See the CASP Success Story to learn more.
An Adams County location places your company square at the intersection of Colorado commerce. The North I-25 corridor from I-70 in the south to Hwy. 7 on the north is experiencing booming growth with more than 3 million square feet of new commercial development. I-70, a vital east/west shipping corridor, crosses Adams County.
Rail-serviced industrial property is available throughout Adams County. Historically, railroads spurred commerce in many area communities, particularly Brighton. Today, both Union Pacific and BNSF Railway operate lines throughout the County.
Affordable, reliable power is a competitive advantage for business in Adams County. Major power utility providers include Xcel Energy and United Power while the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association provides power to area electric cooperatives and power districts.
Several water and sanitation districts operate throughout the County, view a GIS-enabled map here. We advise reaching out to the appropriate district early in the development process.
Our area’s close proximity to downtown Denver assures a vast telecommunications infrastructure. With satellite companies such as Maxar and major data centers operating in the County, extensive fiber lines intersect our major employment centers and industrial parks. Appoximately 95.5% of Adams County residents have Internet access, compared to 93% nationally.
More than 300 motor freight companies provide trucking services in Adams County. An extremely competitive trucking market exists with favorable and negotiable backhaul rates. Trucking time to the West Coast is 2–3 days, to the South is 3–4 days, and to the East is 2–3 days.