The Future of the 36 Corridor

A BizWest special event!

US 36 is a major regional corridor that connects Denver to Boulder and passes through a number of metro region communities including Broomfield, Westminster, Louisville, and Superior. A significant amount of business is done in the area, with Interlocken, Flatiron Crossing, Arista, and Centennial Valley housing major employers in key industries like Life Sciences, Technology, Real Estate, Education, and Manufacturing. Express lanes carry thousands of cars through this booming northwest corner of Denver, and the current economy of this area remains strong.


1. Transforming a Corridor: How demographic trends are reshaping real estate in the Denver-Boulder corridor. Population growth, shifting labor patterns, housing, multimodal transportation, remote work and other factors are dramatically altering the types of development that’s occurring in the corridor. How will these changes transform the corridor in the decades to come?

Panelists: Andy Karsian, general manager, Front Range Passenger Rail District; Carl Koelbel, CEO, Koelbel and Co.; Greg Totten, economist, State Demography Office

2. Redevelopment & Infill: Communities along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor are redeveloping underused properties into viable, vibrant projects. What market forces affected these properties, and how have developers and city officials determined the highest and best use for them going forward? 

Moderator: Christopher Wood, editor & publisher, BizWest

Panelists: Heather Cronenberg, acting manager, Real Estate, Development and Sustainability Division, city of Westminster; Rachel King, deputy director, economic vitality & development, City and County of Broomfield; Jill Mendoza, Economic development manager, Town of Superior

3. The Next Economy: Emerging industries that will reshape communities and the economy of the corridor.  From aerospace to life sciences, quantum computing to AI, industries old and new are transforming the corridor. What lies ahead for these essential sectors, and how will these industries drive demand for housing, industrial, office and retail?

Moderator: John Tayer, president & CEO, Boulder Chamber

Panelists: Adam Breen, operations manager, Northrop Grumman Corp.; Jennifer Chavez, director of leasing, BioMed Realty; Max Perez, vice president of strategic initiatives, Infleqtion

US 36 Express
Interlocken Broomfield -Colorado

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In the Future of the 36 Corridor, BizWest will convene for a morning of panels with regional leaders and business owners to discuss what is in store for this hot Colorado submarket.

Title Sponsors

Holland & Hart
Sterling Bay

Supporting Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

Town of Superior

Associate Sponsors

City of Westminster Economic Development

First American Title