International Ties

A community on the global stage

Our advantages

Colorado’s relative geography between the coasts, easy access to international destinations, competitive cost of doing business, political stability, and strong industries are just a few of these advantages.

Central location

Colorado is the perfect operations hub

Companies operating in Colorado benefit from the centralized location between the east and west coasts. Our Mountain Time Zone allows companies to do business for more of each day. When face-to-face interaction is required, employees can take advantage of DEN’s direct flights to 25 international destinations in 11 countries.

Growing economy

Foreign investment and trade

Foreign investment plays a significant role in growing Colorado’s economy, jobs, and trade. With a Foreign Trade Zone covering the entirety of the City of Aurora Aurora, Adams County, and Arapahoe County, foreign companies have a significant incentive to do business here.
Trade jobs

“1 in 5 jobs are created in the U.S. due to trade. Nearly 115,000 Colorado workers are employed by international companies operating in Colorado and 773,000 Colorado jobs are supported by trade according to the World Trade Center Denver.”

Diverse talent

Local diversity drives international connections

Nearly one fifth of Aurora’s population is foreign-born, meaning Aurora has deep global ties. The multi-cultural and diverse talent located here is a unique asset and how we value our differences naturally fits with welcoming international companies.

International catalysts

Many international companies have already discovered the benefits of our community. For example, Germany-based Kärcher took advantage of the proximity to Denver International Airport and the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center to relocate its North America Headquarters in northeast Aurora in Adams County.
Foreign firms

Global companies that call Aurora home

We’ve already welcomed these foreign companies to Aurora: EPS Doublet (France), Falck (Denmark), Fjallraven (Sweden), Kärcher (Germany), Limtronik (Germany), Safilo Group (Italy)
Business missions

Building international relationships

Creating connections is second nature to us whether at home or abroad. We build alliances across the world and shared information about our community with international companies, trade organizations, governments, and more. In the past five years, we’ve traveled with various partners on numerous business and trade missions to build connections and promote Aurora and Adams and Arapahoe Counties to foreign companies.