Transformational Catalysts

Powerful catalysts built from the ground up

Chasing big fish

Catalysts don’t just happen

Over the last few decades, we strategically sought ought transformational opportunities – ways to catalyze development and add value for our community and its stakeholders including significant job creation. We haven’t shied away from going after the “big fish”, looking onto the horizon for the right opportunities. Along with our partners, our ambition and leadership have helped drive visionary change through some of the biggest projects in Colorado.

Our formula

What makes a catalyst

One part vision, one part potential for change, and one part impact – financial or otherwise – make up our formula for a catalyst. As a growing community, economic development catalysts have driven transformation, bringing momentum and energy with them. Some include big name companies – Amazon, Kärcher, Gaylord. Some are strategic infrastructure improvements. Others are industry game-changers. No matter their size or scope, they all have made their mark on our community.

Photo courtesy Karcher


Get to know our catalysts

Amazon has an ever-growing footprint here. The immensely popular Stanley Marketplace has a James Beard nominated restaurant in what used to be an airplane hangar. The Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center towers on the skyline. The bioscience prowess at Fitzsimons Innovation Community with its now 75+ companies continues to grow. Internationally dominant Kärcher is locating its new North America Headquarters near the Gaylord Rockies. Colorado Air and Space Port is bringing the potential of commercial space travel to our front door. We can go on and on about the specific projects that have changed the landscape of our community.

Gaylord Rockies grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony, 2018