Economic Development

In the 1990s, Johnstown's community leaders determined that the future economic health and quality of life in Johnstown relied upon many factors within and outside of the their control. Among the tasks the community could accomplish were the annexation of additional land for development along the I-25 corridor, an on-going planning process for land use, development of roads and utilities, establishment of a positive relationship with property owners, developers, and a quest for quality of development. These tasks have been substantially accomplished.

In 2005, the Town Council re-examined the community's economic strengths and areas needing improvements. Out of this effort came the new Town website, a community marketing brochure, entitlement process improvements, and renewal of ties to state and regional economic development agencies. In 2006 and 2007, the Town re-affirmed a commitment to nurture the historic downtown, including a Downtown Improvements Plan, investment in public infrastructure and attractive improvements, and promotion of private investment.

Commercial Development

Today, commercial and employment development is rapidly growing, as Johnstown is ideally positioned between the two main east-west interstates in America, right in the heart of northern Colorado – just 45 minutes from Denver, and only a few minutes from Loveland, Longmont, Greeley and Fort Collins. Due to location and a streamlined development process, commercial growth has exploded in Johnstown, especially with the development of 2534 and Johnstown Plaza, located at the southeast corner of the I-25 and U.S. Highway 34 intersection. While more than 700,000 people live within 30 miles of Johnstown, the Town’s new and rapidly growing retail area looks forward to welcoming an estimated 10 million customers per year once it opens for business in Fall of 2017.

Opportunities for commercial and light industrial are also available in the Iron Horse development, the I-25 Gateway Center and the Johnson's Corner/Marketplace industrial area.

In our historic downtown, the new Johnstown Station center and expanded Hays Market, a new brewpub, and interest in mixed use development south of downtown are attracting new residents, tenants and investors.  
In November 2016, in an effort to provide a clear and consistent response to inquiries from developers and businesses, the Town Council approved an Economic Development Incentive Policy
The Town looks forward to working with new businesses and investors. Click on the icons below to learn more.
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