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City of Arvada extends State of Emergency and facilities closure

On March 23, the Arvada City Council extended the City emergency declaration through April 6, and today, the City extended the closure of all City facilities to the public through April 10. These actions continue to be part of the City’s ongoing response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The City’s focus remains …

City of Arvada Facilities Closed to Public Effective March 16

The City of Arvada announced the closure of all City facilities to the public effective tomorrow, March 16. This closure includes, but is not limited to, public business and activities at City Hall (including Municipal Court) and all other public City facilities, West Woods and Lake Arbor Golf Clubs and Majestic View Nature Center. This …

Arvada Economic Development Association Announces 2020 Board Appointments

The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) would like to introduce its 2020 Board Officers: Ken Olsen with B2B CFO, president; Dave Doherty with Piper Electric, past president; Alicia Svaldi with Faustson Tool, vice president; and Paul Duncan with Pie Consulting & Engineering, secretary/treasurer. Additionally, AEDA welcomes the newly elected board members: Dino Dardano, Hestra Gloves; …

Business Bulletins

Hestra Donates 38,000 Pairs Of Gloves To (Arvada) Colorado First Responders

Hestra donated 38,000 pairs of gloves to Colorado first responders. The donation included 38,000 pairs of nitrile gloves that will be used by the City of Arvada’s first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hestra, a Swedish company, relocated its USA headquarters to Arvada, Colorado in January of 2019 following the completion of its new building. …

Gov. Polis Announces State’s Economic Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and announced a number of actions the state is taking to support Colorado’s economy. “This virus has significantly impacted our economy here at home and across the world. We know this has been challenging for our local businesses and workers, and we are working to …

Gov. Polis Secures Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses

Approval Unlocks Billions in Economic Recovery Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Colorado small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Small businesses throughout all 64 counties may seek SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Governor Jared …

Arvada Businesses Helping Out

Matt Hartley Lighting, LLC. located in Arvada is creating face shields and masks for Arvada firefighters

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, health care workers are faced with a shortage of personal protective equipment, but our first responders are also worried about running out of gear. A Colorado native is now creating protective masks for firefighters. “These are the shields that we use,” Matt Hartley said, founder of Matt Hartley Lighting, …

We’re all in this together – The Wedding Seamstress Arvada

Arvada’s own The Wedding Seamstresss converted their production to making 500 masks for St. Joseph’s Hospital. DeeDee Vickory, owner is featured on #Daybreak KWGN Denver #WeCanDoThisArvada To learn more about The Wedding Seamstress visit 

Kitchen One for One – Arvada Food Truck Helps Feed Impoverished Coloradans During Coronavirus Pandemic

An Arvada nonprofit food truck is going above and beyond to help others during the coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about the organization services, visit  To watch the segment on CBS visit

Arvada in the News

This Denver metro neighborhood is among the top 5 ‘hottest’ in the US for 2020

West Arvada is the fourth-“hottest” neighborhood in the U.S. for 2020, according to a new report by Seattle-based Redfin (Nasdaq: RDFN).

The 10 most livable (and affordable) mid-sized cities of 2019

According to #SmartAsset Arvada, Colorado, the No. 1 city on the list, factors such as a strong job market and livable wages help boost its level of livability.

Can commuter rail save our suburbs?

As new urban transit lines expand, dense development near stations tries to reinvigorate car-centric communities

Special Announcement


City of Arvada NOTICE OF VIRTUAL CONFERENCE MEETING A virtual Board meeting will be held by the Arvada Economic Development Association on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom Video Conferencing platform. Agenda items to be discussed are as follows: • Financial contribution to the Arvada Chamber of …