Economic Development

Adams County is a growing county in the Denver metro region, with an abundance of land development opportunities that are unparalleled within the region. The county is ideally located at the crossroads of the metro region’s transportation network, which provides businesses and residents convenient access to I-25, I-70, I-270, and I-76. Adams County also completely surrounds Denver International Airport (DIA), connecting it to the global transportation network.
Adams County has a current population of approximately 490,000 residents. The county’s population is projected to double between 2010 and 2040. The RTD FasTracks program's N-Line will open in September 2020, bringing new mass transit stations to the county’s residents and businesses. In order to support and encourage economic growth throughout the county, Adams County considers economic development a strategic priority.

Economic Development Division

This division has the following areas of focus:

  • Providing support and assistance for small business development in unincorporated Adams County
  • Continuous improvement of the development review process
  • Guidance and assistance within the review process for development projects
  • The creation and implementation of neighborhood economic development strategies

Strategic Partnerships

The county also works with the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership, a public/private, nonprofit economic development organization that is working to write the next chapter in Adams County by amplifying its unique business story, championing area real estate developments, and focusing on new infrastructure

Other economic development partners include the Regional Advancement Partnership, the North Metro Small Business Development Center, the Eastern Colorado Small Business Development Center, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, and the various municipal economic development organizations and chambers of commerce within the county.

Contact Us

For more information about economic development in Adams County, please contact:

Ryan M. Nalty, Deputy Director
Community & Economic Development Department

Ethan Rouse, Business and Economic Development Specialist
Community & Economic Development Department

For general inquiries, please call 720.523.6800.