Garden City, Colorado is a small community that makes a large statement by taking the lead in supporting the ideal of personal freedoms.  Since its incorporation in 1938, Garden City’s population growth has been limited to its one square mile area.  However, Garden City has excellent transportation access due to its location on Colorado State Highways 85 and 34.

Surrounded by the cities of Greeley and Evans the Town is strategically located adjacent to the University of Northern Colorado with a population of more than 13,000 students, giving the Town a large prospective customer base with direct access via 8th Avenue, the Town’s main street.  The Town’s excellent location combined with a niche business market in spirits, bars and marijuana facilities has contributed toward the economy of Garden City these past 78 years.




Maps

  • Town Map
  • Utility Map – Zoom into Garden City and then click on the layers icon in the lower left corner. From there you can check the items you’d like to see.
  • Zoning Map
  • Enterprise Zone Map – all of Garden City is within the Enterprise Zone


Key Industries

Automotive, Light Industrial Manufacturing, Marijuana, Restaurants, Bars, Retail


Workforce area

Garden City, City of Evans, Greeley, Weld County


Transportation

Highways

  • Highway 85 – southern boundary going north, it becomes a main street through Garden City
  • Highway 34 – southern and eastern boundaries
  • I-25 – 16 miles
  • I-80 – 58 miles
  • I-76 – 57 miles

Airports

  • Denver International Airport 1 hour
  • Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport 30 minutes
  • Greeley-Weld County Airport 10 minutes

Public Transportation


Utilities for Business

WATER and SEWER
City of Greeley
Phone: 970-350-9811
http://greeleygov.com/services/ws/home

ELECTRICITY
Xcel Energy
Phone: 1-800-481-4700
https://www.xcelenergy.com/customer_support/business_solutions_center

GAS
Atmos Energy  
Phone: 888-286-6700
https://www.atmosenergy.com/

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CenturyLink
Phone: 866-963-6665
http://www.centurylink.com/

INTERNET
Comcast
Phone: 855-426-5136
https://business.comcast.com/


Garden City Business Association

The GCBA is an association of local businesses that promote business in the Town of Garden City.  Annually the GCBA hosts Bootleggin’ Days in August.  A map and directory of local businesses, as well as information on how to be involved in Bootleggin’ Days and other activities can be found on the GCBA website at:  http://gardencityba.com/ .

 

Bootleggin’ Days

Bootleggin’ Days is an annual weekend celebration held in August.  Neighbors and visitors enjoy a variety of craft beer, food, live music, and fun for the whole family.

Visit gardencityba.com for more information


Education

K-12

Weld County School District 6 provides K-12 education to Garden City

Visit www.greeleyschools.org

Colleges and Universities

Major universities and colleges are readily accessible to Garden City.  Educational programs may be developed and tailored specifically to a business industry sector for employee training and workforce development through the community colleges.

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
http://www.unco.edu/

Colorado State University, Fort Collins
http://www.colostate.edu/

University of Colorado, Boulder
http://www.colorado.edu/

Aims Community College, Greeley, Fort Lupton and Loveland                       http://www.aims.edu/

Front Range Community College, Fort Collins
http://www.frontrange.edu/


Incentives

Town of Garden City

The Town of Garden City will consider offering performance based incentives on a case by case basis.  Some criteria used to determine incentives may include:

  • Number of new jobs created
  • Average wage equal to or above the county average
  • Revenue generated for the town
  • Sustainability of the business
  • Incentives may be in the form of:
    • Fee Rebates
    • Personal Property Tax Rebates
    • Sales Tax Rebates

Weld County

Incentives administered by Upstate Colorado – for current information go to UpstateColorado.org or http://upstatecolorado.org/site-selection/incentives-funding/

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

Business Incentives and Financing Programs

For current information, go to advancecolorado.com or advancecolorado.com/funding-incentives

Enterprise Zone (State of Colorado)

The entire Town of Garden City is designated as a State of Colorado Enterprise Zone.  For current information about tax credits and workforce training incentives go to http://www.advancecolorado.com/funding-incentives/incentives/enterprise-zone-tax-credits.


Come to Garden City, Colorado and enjoy doing business in a community that supports personal freedoms!