Economic Development

Economic Development staff received the results of a study designed to determine the impact of Golden’s visitors on our local economy. The study includes economic numbers for the overall downtown visitor impact, as well as the impact of specific areas like Coors Brewery and Clear Creek. The study used geo-fencing and anonymous cell phone and credit card data to link travel distance from Golden and those visitors’ spending while in town. Findings from the study include visitor-related spending totaling nearly $168 million in 2022, contributing nearly $6 million to Golden’s tax revenue.

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Where Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thrive

Golden is a great place to live and work. Located in the Rocky Mountain foothills west of Denver, Golden features a diverse economy of primary employers as well as innovative startups. Golden also is home to the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratories. Coors got started here and after a beer, there are miles of trails for hiking and biking. Clear Creek runs through the historic downtown, a block from Golden’s charming Washington Avenue where you’ll find shops, restaurants, breweries, hotels, and museums. Golden offers a sustainable, resilient, and healthy community with a network of resources to support existing and growing businesses.

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Starting and Growing your Company in Golden

Moving Your Business to Golden

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Welcome to Golden

City of Golden Business Resources

Golden in the News

Outside Magazine Best Places to Live

Outside Magazine Best Places to Live included Golden in the list of cool Denver suburbs.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

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