City of Golden Community and Economic Development
1445 Tenth Street,
Golden, CO 80401
Economic Development Commission
Quality of Life
Golden is all about quality. And quantity. Both the residents and workforce of Golden enjoy an active lifestyle in the midst of Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. As for quality, a unique foothills location makes Golden a place businesses want to locate, encouraging both owners and workers to be more spirited, more inspired, more productive. And for quantity, Golden is conveniently located close to all of the resources, talent and transportation routes to and from metro Denver. It’s as easy as that. Golden provides everything from a lifestyle of the highest quality to an accessible, inspiring, efficient work environment.
Location. Location. Location.
Nestled comfortably at the base of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, yet a mere stone’s throw from downtown Denver, the city of Golden is officially one of Colorado’s most attractive and productive locations to own or operate a business. Golden is located just 15 miles from Denver’s Central Business District and has several established business parks of its very own. Which combined with a friendly and efficient local government, provide a superior infrastructure more than capable of attracting and maintaining a diversified industry base. But development isn’t the only constant. Golden was built on innovation.
The who, what, where, and why
Established all the way back in 1873, the oldest and most recognized employer in town is the Coors Brewing Company. While Coors truly is “The Original,” right down the street, a unique mountaineering center, established in 1998, houses the Colorado Mountain Club, the American Mountaineering Center and Outward Bound.
A dozen blocks or so the other direction, you’ll find the home of the world-renowned Colorado School of Mines and National Earthquake Center. All serve as proof of Golden’s deep talent pool, and that big things really do come in small packages.
In the business of more than just business
But Golden is about more than just business. It’s a standard of living. Both the residents and workforce alike enjoy an active lifestyle in the midst of Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Camping, golfing, biking, hiking, rock climbing, paragliding, fly-fishing, and kayaking head a long list of must-do activities for active employees and a more spirited workforce. Weekend or weekday, there’s always plenty to do. And if the weather isn’t permitting, the Foothills Art Center and Heritage Square anchor an active arts and cultural community within Golden that hosts a variety of showcases and theater events throughout the year. It’s really quite simple, a happy employee equals a productive employee.
Five Points of Interest
A close proximity to Denver, inspiring physical location, motivated small-town government, dedication to sustainability and innovation…the list goes on and on. The same list of qualities, frankly, that make Golden the ideal city to establish your business.
Inspiring physical location
Golden’s unique foothills location makes it a place businesses want to locate. Or, relocate. It’s no wonder both owners and workers will be more spirited, more inspired, more productive.
Filled with proven innovators
Golden’s business community has always been a fountain head for innovative businesses and institutions like Coors, Colorado School of Mines, and National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL).
Proximity to metro Denver
Golden’s location also means that it’s conveniently located close to all of the resources, talent, and transportation routes to and from metro Denver.
Easy to work with
Golden’s small-town government is accessible, motivated. and easy for businesses to work with.
Focused on sustainability
Golden’s sustainability initiative helps insure that the city will be able to continue to offer opportunities and inspiration in the future.
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