Many businesses relocate or start a business within Arapahoe and Douglas counties due its close proximity to Denver and surrounding metro communities, the supply of highly skilled labor force and stable economic conditions. Colorado’s second largest business community, the Denver Tech Center (DTC), is centrally located in Arapahoe County along the I-25 corridor and is a growing business hub for many high-growth industries.
Relocating a Business
Understanding the job shed, educational attainment, occupational supply, and average salary of a local employment pool plays a large part in a business’ site selection. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! captures current business and labor market information and trends for our region, and has worked with countless companies in the midst of deciding whether to relocate to our region. Our data can be customized to your specific business size and industry, and will help you understand the costs and benefits of locating to the area. If your business is considering relocating to Arapahoe or Douglas Counties or the surrounding region, please contact our Workforce Economist:
Starting a Business
The Colorado Small Business Administration (SBA) is a great resource for new businesses. The SBA provides resources regarding financial assistance, contract documents, counseling, law and regulation, and marketing support.
Doing Business in Colorado
The State of Colorado also provides information to business owners including required forms, licenses, and statewide resources.
- Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
- The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center
- Unemployment Insurance
- Colorado Labor Laws, Wage & Hour, Colorado Division of Labor
- Laws, Rules, and Policies by Profession
- Equal Opportunity Employment Practices
- Business Development in Colorado