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Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development
Arapahoe County is a great place to live, but it's also a great place to work. Arapahoe County is home to some of the nation's largest companies, including high tech, communication, military, government, service and retail industries. Located within Arapahoe County, the Denver Tech Center and Centennial Airport are vital to our economy and provide thousands of jobs to residents living in Arapahoe County and the Denver Metro area.

Partners in Economic Development
Arapahoe County is committed to ensuring a strong economic and business climate and supports the economic development efforts of our cities and towns. In lieu of a County Economic Development Department, Arapahoe County spends more than $350,000 to fund local organizations that specialize in growing our economy. We partner with the following Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations to ensure that Arapahoe County remains economically strong:

Arapahoe County Public Works and Development
The Public Works and Development department provides key services like building, engineering and planning for unincorporated Arapahoe County. Key contacts include:

Dave Schmit, Public Works and Development Director, 720-874-6500
Building DivisionSteve Byer, Building Division Manager, 720-874-6600
Engineering Services DivisionChuck Haskins, Engineering Services Division Manager, 720-874-6500
Planning DivisionJan Yeckes, Planning Division Manager, 720-874-6650

Need a quick answer? Learn more about Public Works On Call.

Public Works and Development also works with referral agencies for water, sewer and more:

Services for job seekers and job providers
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! is a publicly-funded workforce center with locations in Centennial, Aurora and Castle Rock that provides free services to both businesses and job seekers to ensure Arapahoe and Douglas county's workforce and economy remain strong. Call 303-636-1160 for more information. 

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! also provides data, reports and resources to help local businesses and industry better understand the current business environment. 

Demographics and Characteristics of Arapahoe County

Learn more about the demographics and characteristics of Colorado's first county and the State's third largest.