Economic Development

The Wheat Ridge Economic Development Division is dedicated to both the businesses and citizens of Wheat Ridge by providing you with a phenomenal array of resources right here in your own community.

Wheat Ridge has an excellent business community with a convenient location and easy access to major thoroughfares. Give your business what it deserves, a business friendly community neighboring both Downtown Denver and the I-70 Corridor.

Enjoy the outstanding quality of life with miles of open space, trails, and parks all nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The resources the Economic Development Division has access to will help your business grow and thrive. We are the business partners you need!

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Ridge at 38 Pop-Up Patio Application

The City of Wheat Ridge received a Main Streets grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to purchase three additional pop-up patios, similar to those in front of Right Coast Pizza and Audacity Lounge.  The patios will be placed within The Ridge at 38, between Upham and Sheridan on 38th Avenue. This application is for interested businesses to request having a pop-up patio in front of their business and to provide information for City Staff to select which of those interested parties will receive the new pop-up patios.

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2019 Business Appreciation Awards 

The City of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA), and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding businesses in the community announced at the 16th Annual Business Appreciation Awards Breakfast. Local leaders and members of the business community joined Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker to honor the achievements of Wheat Ridge businesses. News Release

The 2019 award recipients are:

  • Business of the Year – Bardo Coffee House
  • Reinvestment Award – All Sacred and Ritual Craft; Ziggi’s Coffee
  • Cultural Commission Award – Craft Box
  • City Council Partnership Award – Joyce Manwaring, former Director of Parks & Rec; The Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Committee
  • Mayor’s Partnership Award – Dan Brennan, former Chief of Wheat Ridge Police
  • WRBA Rising Star Award – Ashley Holland, Localworks
  • WRBA Member of the Year – Cheryl Blum Garcia, Legal Shield
  • Wheat Ridge Chamber Business of the Year – Grabbies Media
  • Wheat Ridge Chamber Non-Profit – Family Tree 

Economic Development Strategic Plan Document1

The Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) consists of information taken from other planning documents that have gone through the public review and input process and have also been approved by Wheat Ridge City Council, including the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS), various Renewal Wheat Ridge plans, and Envision Wheat Ridge

Project Updates


2018 Business Resource Guide View the Business Resources Guide