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Littleton Economic Development

October, 2018 Newsletter

All three LPS high schools rank in the Denver area top 25 public high schools

A new report by lists all three LPS high schools (two of which are within Littleton city limits: Littleton and Heritage) as being ranked in the top 25 public high schools in the metro Denver area. For more information visit this article in the Denver Business Journal.

Downtown Littleton’s Colorado Home Realty is sponsoring a coat drive

Colorado Home Realty located at 2509 W. Main Street is sponsoring a coat and jacket drive now thru November 2nd. All coats and jackets will be donated to the Denver Rescue Mission. For more information please visit

Envision Littleton DRAFT – Ready for Your Review

With the input from more than 3,000 people at 100+ events, the City of Littleton staff in partnership with our nationally recognized consultant team, Kendig Keast Collaborative, spent September pulling together your ideas into a DRAFT vision plan and guiding principles that is now ready for your review. Please check our work and tell us what you think by visiting

30 Seconds: Your question of the month (question #6)

The Economic Development department values your feedback with a feature in our newsletter called ’30 Seconds: Your question of the Month’. Our objective is to engage with the business community in a fun and productive way. We ask that you provide your contact information – don’t worry, your information will not be shared. We’ll award a $100 gift card at the end of the year to the person who responded to the most questions. If there’s a tie for most responses, we’ll draw a name to determine the winner.

This months question (click the question to answer): What app (software tool) do you find most useful in running your business?

Adelitas Cocina y Cantina opens in Downtown Littleton

As Littleton residents cope with losing an iconic downtown restaurant, Merle’s, popular Mexican restaurant, Adelitas Cocina y Cantina, has helped soften the blow.  Adelitas opened in Merle’s former location on September 24th, and the initial reviews have been fantastic. Originally opened on South Broadway in 2013 by Brian Rossi, Adelitas will bring traditional Mexican food originating from the area of Michoacán in Southwestern Mexico to downtown Littleton. Along with traditional Mexican food, Adelitas has hired all of Merle’s existing staff to service the restaurant. For more information, visit this article from

Littleton City Council visits Globus

City Council Members were provided a private tour of the Globus facility located at 5301 South Federal Circle on Monday, September 24th.  The tour was led by CEO Scott Nisbet, and detailed Globus’ rich history and Littleton background.  Globus, which moved to Littleton in 1978, was founded by Antonio Mantegazza, who bought a rowboat and transported travelers across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Now, Globus employs hundreds of people throughout the world and offers vacations to over 70 countries.  Council tours of innovative businesses in Littleton are organized each quarter by the Economic Development team.

Littleton business owner recognized by the United States Small Business Administration

In May, Elisa Hammill and Margot Langstaff, managing partners from Life Health, were recognized by the United States Small Business Administration as “Persons of the Year.” The national award seeks to recognize small business owners that best represent the “entrepreneurial spirit” of small businesses all across America. Life Health, opened in Littleton in 2004, provides customized health care, and strives to improve the quality and availability of preventive health care. For more information, please visit the press release.

City Announcements

Downtown Wayfinding Signage
Merchants operating a retail store or restaurant facing Prince, Nevada, Curtice, or Rapp streets between Powers to the north and Church to the south are eligible for placement on city-sponsored side street signs. Eligible businesses can apply for placement on the signs, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All signs can list up to 6 businesses, with the business name featured on both side of the sign; below is listed the number of spaces available for a business on each sign.  If a sign is full, businesses will be waitlisted and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis when there is a vacancy. Downtown Side Street Sign Application

Littleton Plans
Littleton has several community planning efforts getting underway this year. To encourage citizens and interested stakeholders to get involved in these community planning efforts, a new online tool,  has been set up. This one-stop hub has detailed information regarding each project: associated documents, maps, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions, together in one accessible online location to keep the community involved and informed.

The city has several grant opportunities available to the community, including: the Revitalization Incentive Grant, the Main Street Historic District Grant, and the Place-Making Grant.  For more information visit the Grants page on the Littleton website. 

Development Activity List
The Development Activity List has been made to track projects throughout the city.  Visit the Development Activity List to learn more.

Business Resources
Know anyone looking to open a business in Littleton, or who could utilize the business services offered by the city?  The City has a number of resources and can assist businesses in a variety of ways including: marketing and social media strategies, networking strategies, demographic information, and more. Visit the Economic Development webpage for more information.
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