Business in Thornton

​Economic development, retail operations, and commercial and residential building all work as a single entity here in Thornton.  Commercial development attracts and provides for retail establishments, retail establishments serve our residents, and our residents require more and better places to live and work. This page provides access to the most often requested services of each sector.

Revenue Division

The City of Thornton Revenue Division collects sales tax, use tax, lodging tax, telephone tax, E-911 fees, franchise fees, PEG fees, and pawnbroker surcharge fees.  These funds are essential to providing services that make the city a vital, business- and family-friendly place.

Business Licenses

Starting a business?  Licensing is an important step toward doing business in the city. This page presents licensing information and all of the forms needed to get started in one place.

Contracts, Bids, RFPs

Information on the city's Contracting and Purchasing processes, how to obtain solicitation documents, and more.

Economic Development

The City of Thornton maintains a large economic development website, including business listings, development news, business resources, Thornton Development Authority information, etc.

Local Business Support

There is a tremendous amount of opportunity within the City of Thornton for existing businesses to thrive and grow. Our elected officials and City staff dedicate a substantial amount of our efforts to creating an atmosphere that provides businesses located in Thornton with every possible advantage.

Support for retention and expansion efforts within the city of Thornton are a collaborative effort between the Thornton Office of Economic Development, Thornton City Council and a dedicated group of local and regional resource partners, all focused on providing resources, service and support to companies that call Thornton home.

The principal focus of Thornton's Local Business Support program is to provide a high level of customer service and access to a wide variety of resources dictated by a company's unique needs. Our customer-focused approach to local expansion and retention delivers value to Thornton's large and small employers by quickly connecting them to the resources they need and removing barriers to business growth. Information gained through Thornton's Local Business Support Program is also used to make the City an even better place to do business.

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