Colorado Recruiting Zone - Brighton


Brighton Highlights

  • Incorporated in 1887
  • Brighton is the nearest and largest retail center for many communities to the north and east
  • Growing population and trade area


  • Population: 33,397
  • Median Age: 32
  • Land Area: 17.2 square miles
  • Counties: Adams and Weld


Environmental Attractions

  • 24 neighborhood and community parks
  • 600 acres of open space
  • 34 miles of trails

Fun Facts

  • The city of Brighton began in the form of a train stop, which had a windmill, a water tank, a small depot and a section house.

Arts & Culture

  • Brighton's diverse ethnic population provides the backdrop for a community rich in culture and tradition. These traditions are evidenced through community events such as the Festival of Lights Parade and Culturefest….A Taste of Brighton.

Major Employers

  • Adams County Government
  • Platte Valley Medical Center
  • Petrocco Farms
  • K-Mart Distribution Center 
  • Halliburton Energy Services
  • Valley Bank & Trust

Economic Development

  • The central location of metro Denver to the western United States makes the area one of the country's most important transportation hubs. Brighton sits in a transportation triangle bordered on three sides by major highways and rail lines. These routes provide superior access to all major transportation corridors in the metro area.
  • Most of the City of Brighton is located in a state Enterprise Zone. Any industrial or commercial land annexed into the city prior to 1990 may be eligible for State income tax credits.
  • Brighton is the future home of a two Vestas manufacturing plants, a wind turbine blade factory and a nacelle manufacturing plant. The factories are valued at $290 million and will provide 1,350 employment opportunities