Economic Development

The West Metro Chamber works with local organizations with the goal of improving the economic landscape in Jefferson County. Organizations the West Metro Chamber works with include:

American Job Center
Whether you’re looking to recruit top talent, expand the skills of your staff through education and training programs, or ease the transition for displaced workers, the Jefferson County Workforce Center has the tools, resources and expertise to help you find the best solutions for your business.

Arvada Economic Development Association
The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) is the Arvada community’s business-to-government liaison and a strategic resource for business information and support. AEDA facilitates business development in Arvada to enhance the community by empowering businesses to succeed, increasing city revenue, and creating new jobs. To visit the AEDA website click here.

City of Golden Economic Development
The City of Golden is committed to providing the highest quality of life and opportunities to prosper for its citizens, and for those who work in Golden, by ensuring Golden has a healthy economy. The Community and Economic Development department is tasked with this responsibility. It coordinates Golden’s efforts related to land use, community and neighborhood planning, economic development, vitality and sustainability. To visit the Golden Economic Development website click here.

City of Lakewood Economic Development
Lakewood’s approach to Economic Development is as unique as our community. We value concerted communications, partnerships and coordinated policy to improve the quality of life. We focus on facilitating appropriate real estate development and infrastructure, maintaining our regional competitiveness, promoting environmental and economic sustainability, encouraging diverse job growth, assisting small businesses, and maintaining our strong local employment base. To visit the Lakewood Economic Development website click here.

City of Wheat Ridge 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. To visit the Wheat Ridge Economic Development website click here.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development andsustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, we strive to advance the state’s economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado. For more info, click here.

Jefferson County Business Lobby
The Jefferson County Business Lobby (JCBL) represents seven business organizations including the Applewood Business Association, Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Golden Chamber, Evergreen Chamber, West Metro Chamber, Wheat Ridge Business Association and Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.  These organizations represent 25,000 businesses across Jefferson County.  JCBL advocates for business with government. Visit to see the JCBL Legislative Policies or JCBL Bill Tracker to see what bills we’re tracking for our businesses.

Jefferson County Business Resource Center
The Jefferson County Business Resource Center (JCBRC) provides access to resources and comprehensive services at no cost or low cost for start-up and established businesses in the county. Our approach is that of “Economic Gardening” where entrepreneurial activity is fostered by providing the essential information, infrastructure, and connections needed for business development and growth. Examples of JCBRC services include Business Viability Analysis and Strategic Planning Assistance, Business Plan Development, Market Analysis, Industry Specific Research, Demographic and Expenditure Data, Business Vendor Lists, and more! Click here for more information: or contact Amira Watters at 303-996-8976 or

Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
One of the oldest and largest economic development organizations in Colorado. The organization concentrates on creating, expanding, and retaining high-paying primary jobs that fuel the economic health and vitality of Jefferson County. To visit the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation website click here.

Jefferson County Business Education Alliance
JCBEA is a collaborative partnership of businesses, chambers of commerce, education and community organizations created from one common mission of connecting business and education to create an outstanding workforce for today and tomorrow. JCBEA seeks to develop new career and workforce readiness opportunities for students of Jefferson County Public Schools, Colorado’s largest school district, Red Rocks Community College, and other educational institutions by engaging employers and business leaders in career and technical education for youth, student internships, speaker’s bureaus and more. To find out more about JCBEA, click here.

Member Stories

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support

“In 2011, my business was going nowhere, so I decided to join the West Metro Chamber. Within the first month, I made so many connections that it really helped get my business off the ground. Now, years later, my business is going strong because of the West Metro Chamber, and the connections keep growing. This is a great place to start and/or grow a business.”

Chad Williams, Top Notch Computer Support