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Arvada Emergency Business Recovery Initiative

Arvada Business Recovery Heat Map

Welcome to the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce COVID-19 business recovery heat map.  This map shows geographic concentrations of where business support has been deployed in response to COVID-19 challenges.

To see the different programs and where Arvada businesses have been able take advantage of them across the city, click on the Layers List icon in the upper right hand corner of the map. 


Arvada Resiliency Taskforce Year 1 Recap 

As announcements of COVID-19 started to rattle Arvada businesses and nonprofits, organizations across the community united together to create the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce (ART). With a cross-section of local partners we are supporting efforts to understand the impact of COVID-19 closures and respond quickly with programs, resources and policy shifts to support the Arvada business community. Click here to review report. 

This report provides an overview of the activities led by the ART, and outcomes of the work and programs implemented over the course of one year of COVID-19 related challenges. The report also provides insight into benchmarking opportunities, as well as where the ART may go in the future. The vision for business resiliency in Arvada is to develop a sound infrastructure in the community AND a resilient DNA within Arvada businesses and nonprofits, best positioning them to endure any external forces, be it a disaster, pandemic, recession or acute event.


Questions should be directed to the Arvada Economic Development Association at 720-898-7010 or

Additional Resources to Support the Arvada Business Community Are Available

Strategic Partnerships

The City of Arvada, the Arvada Economic Development Association, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and many other community partners have created the Arvada Resiliency Task Force to focus on the business community during the COVID-19 crisis. The group has developed a Coronavirus Business Toolkit and other resources to help local businesses and workers cope with the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. To learn more, click here

Temporary Modifications, Expansions, Tents and Temporary Use Permits

For information on the following topics, visit COVID-19: Doing Business in Arvada.

  • Temporary Modifications of Liquor License Premises
  • Expansion of Outdoor Dining/Retail Areas
  • Tents for Supplemental Dining/Retail Areas (Winter Conditions)

Sales Tax and Water/Sewer/Stormwater Utility Payment Plans

 The City is providing additional relief to businesses in the form of deferred utility payments for up to 12 months. In many cases, penalties and interest will be waived. Businesses in need may also take advantage of a Payment plan of up to 12 months with no penalties applied. These payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis. To discuss sales tax payments, contact 720-898-7100 or For water bill payments call 720-898-7070. 

Streamlined Regulatory Processes

The Arvada City Council approved the updated Land Development Code in 2020. As a result of this update, a typical review process will be reduced from 12 months to 4 months. Process which requires City Council approval would be reduced from 12 months to 7 months.


If you have a question or would like to discuss your options, please contact a member of the Arvada Economic Development Association staff at 720-898-7010 or Additional COVID-19 resources and information to assist with your Arvada business and employee needs can be found in the Coronavirus Business Toolkit