Economic Development

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.

Enjoy the outstanding quality of life with miles of open space, trails, and parks all nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The resources the Economic Development Division has access to will help your business grow and thrive. We are the business partners you need!
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Economic Development Newsletter- October 2017

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Econ Dev October 2017 Newsletter

2019 Business Appreciation Awards

The City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development Division is requesting nominations for the best in business awards as it prepares for the 16th Annual Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. Deadline for nominations is Monday, August 5, 2019, and winners are announced at breakfast.

Wheat Ridge-based businesses can be nominated in the following categories:
Business of the Year -- A business that exemplifies the "Best in Business" representing the values of the Wheat Ridge community
Reinvestment Award -- A business that has demonstrated one or more of the following:
  • Made a significant investment in its property
  • Improved the overall appearance of the site
  • Maintained property at the highest standards
  • Updated their building in a manner to make it more marketable
Nomination Form

Economic Development Strategic Plan

The Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) consists of information taken from other planning documents that have gone through the public review and input process and have also been approved by Wheat Ridge City Council, including the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS), various Renewal Wheat Ridge plans, and Envision Wheat Ridge

Project Updates



Econ Dev Business Resource Guide 2017
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