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Arvada, Colorado 80002


Press Releases

Arvada Economic Development Association and Manufacturer’s Edge launch Business Health Assessment

The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) and Manufacturer’s Edge have collaborated to offer a new Business Health Assessment to support Arvada businesses, which is available at The assessment combines insights from a selection of key leadership and staff to provide a review of the organization in seven key areas: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customers, Knowledge …

City of Arvada Selects Dig Studio to Lead Olde Town Arvada Strategic Reinvestment Plan

he City of Arvada today announced it has engaged Denver-based landscape architecture, urban planning and design firm Dig Studio on a Strategic Reinvestment Plan that includes the development of a shared 20-year vision for Olde Town Arvada as well as a study into the feasibility of permanently maintaining street closures that have created a pedestrian experience on a three-block …

Arvada Economic Development Association, Exterior Improvements Grant Program is now accepting applications

The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) Board of Directors approved funding for the 50/50 matching grant program and is now accepting applications. Businesses and property owners may apply for the grant anytime during the open application period based on available funds. AEDA created the Exterior Improvements Grant Program to support existing Arvada businesses and property …

Business Bulletins

Boulder Shooting Victim’s Family Donates to Arvada-based Mental Health Nonprofit

A year after the tragic shooting, the family and friends of a victim of the boulder shooting have chosen to support an Arvada mental health nonprofit. Connecting the victim’s love of animals with Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC), the victim’s family and friends made a meaningful connection with a nonprofit committed to providing …

Crusoe Energy Systems Acquires Easter-Owens, Vertically Integrates Data Center Design and Manufacturing Capabilities

Crusoe Energy Systems LLC (Crusoe) today announces that it has acquired Denver-based Easter-Owens Electric Co. (Easter-Owens), the manufacturer of modular data centers and specialized electrical systems. The acquisition follows several years of close cooperation between the companies as Crusoe has optimized and scaled its fleet of modular data centers that eliminate natural gas flaring and …

Colorado Leading U.S. in Strongest Job Growth Since Before Pandemic & Fastest Growth Since Great Recession

Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that Colorado’s unemployment rate has declined to 3.6% in April. Industries like retail, recreation, entertainment, arts and trade have now recovered all jobs lost in early 2020 and growth significantly outpaces the U.S. In March, Colorado had the third fastest recovery in the …

Arvada Businesses Helping Out

Special Aerospace Services Donated Hand Sanitizer to Jeffco Public Health Outreach

SAS Flight Factory located in Arvada recently donated a pallet of hand sanitizer to Jeffco Public Health’s COVID-19 outreach team.

My Kid’s Lunch, based in Arvada reshape student lunch program

A local student meal program that typically serves kids at schools has reshaped its service in response to school shutdowns because of the coronavirus. My Kid’s Lunch, based out of Arvada, is serving students about 12,000 meals — breakfast, lunch, and a snack — a day at multiple locations around the greater Denver area, said …

Great Harvest Bread Company in Arvada open and giving back to the community

The Great Harvest Bread Company located at 7745 Wadsworth Boulevard is doing its part by creating a community bread shelf. To learn more, visit Channel 7 

Arvada in the News

Olde Town Arvada pedestrian mall conversion underway

The streets of Olde Town Arvada might be a bit dustier than usual this summer, as work to convert the historic district into a pedestrian mall has begun. The work started June 30 and will continue through Nov. 1. The renovations will include installing new medians, removing existing striping from closed off areas and repaving …

Arvada Resiliency taskforce touts expeditious response in helping area businesses during the pandemic

It wasn’t 24 hours after Gov. Jared Polis announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Colorado on March 5 that Kami Welch and the Arvada Chamber of Commerce sprung to action. The plan: To provide city businesses with the support and resources needed to combat a global pandemic. Eight months later, the Arvada Resiliency …

Arvada Rallied for Small Businesses During COVID-19

Arvada Mayor Marc Williams was in his second term when the novel coronavirus hit his community. The city of approximately 121,000 immediately felt the impact on its small businesses – a hallmark of the community. Mayor Williams points out how small businesses and the Chamber of Commerce rallied to show that “Arvada, we can do …

Virtual Meetings

City of Arvada – NOTICE OF VIRTUAL CONFERENCE MEETING – November Recording

A virtual Board meeting will be held by the Arvada Economic Development Association on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 at 11:30 am. If you have questions or comments for the AEDA Board, please submit to [email protected] by Monday, November 7th, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Date posted: November 3rd, 2022 Time posted:  12:00 PM Melissa Marmitt, Recording …

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