Economic Development

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 tenth of a 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.

Municipal Codes


  • 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

Garden City, Colorado Profile

8th Avenue Traffic

2016 Traffic Study

Key Industries

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

Workforce area

Garden City, City of Evans, Greeley, Weld County



  • 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


  • 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

Xcel Energy
Phone: 1-800-481-4700

Atmos Energy  
Phone: 888-286-6700

Phone: 866-963-6665

Phone: 855-426-5136

Phone: 866-963-6665




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


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

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

University of Colorado, Boulder

Aims Community College, Greeley, Fort Lupton and Loveland

Front Range Community College, Fort Collins


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

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