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What is the goal of the Shop Thornton program?
Mission Statement: To market and showcase Thornton-based businesses for the purpose of attracting consumers to shop locally and to educate Thornton, Colorado residents of the benefits of Shopping Thornton First.

What is considered “in Thornton”?

  • Thornton, Colorado is 27.2 square miles.
  • Thornton’s northern border is East 168th Avenue.
  • Thornton’s most eastern border crosses over Riverdale Road.
  • Thornton’s southern most border touches Interstate 76.
  • Thornton’s most western border is Zuni Street.

 

What kind of businesses are included in the program?
Locations, not size, is what counts here. Mom-and-pop shops, big box retailers and everything in between count – as long as they are located within the Thornton city boundaries as shown on the map.

This includes retail stores, restaurants, hotels, spas and services in Thornton. Essentially, any business that generates or pays local taxes.

How is the revenue put back into the community?
Your “Thornton Dollar” not only supports the businesses at which you shop, but also the City services you need, want and appreciate, including:

  • Thornton’s public safety services: police and fire departments
  • Thornton’s community services: parks, Open Space, maintenance (e.g. over 500 acres of parks); recreational and cultural programs (e.g. festivals, Thornton Senior Center, Youth and Teen Center)
  • Thornton’s roads and streets (e.g. snow removal)
  • Thornton’s city development (e.g. revitalization, preservation and stabilization)
  • Thornton’s legislative and administrative departments (e.g. City Voice newspaper, cable Channel 8, Thornton Municipal Court)

Learn more about how your "Thornton Dollar" supports the community with the Thornton 2012 Budget Report (PDF, 3.3 MB).

 

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... is to market and showcase Thornton-based businesses for the purpose of attracting consumers to shop locally and to educate Thornton, Colorado residents of the benefits of Shopping Thornton First.