• The I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce

    The I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce has assisted growth and successful economic development of Eastern Colorado member companies located in Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Deer Trail and Agate, since 1992.

    We invite you to learn more about our organization and its member communities from this web site.  Please contact us directly to learn how we may assist your company in growing its business along the Eastern Colorado I-70 Corridor.

  • Byers

  • Byers, initially known as the town of Bijou, was founded by Oliver P. Wiggins, a pioneer scout. Upon the arrival of the railroad in 1870, the town was re-named in honor of William N. Byers, owner and editor of the now defunct Rocky Mountain News. The town was platted in 1889.

    Located 40 miles east of Denver, along I-70, it has about 1,500 residents. The economic backbone of the community is farming & ranching, being home to the world’s largest dry-land farming family.

    Byers has its own accredited school district which provides services to almost 600 students. A branch of the Arapahoe County library hosts many citizen and student related activities. The community also boasts a modern grocery/pharmacy as well as whole some agritainment opportunities.

    Its 4th of July celebration includes a large well-attended parade and rodeo, managed by the Byers Community Association. The famous Byers “Turkey Shoot” occurs the second weekend before Thanksgiving.

  • Byers 4th of July Flag
  • Byers Welcome Sign
  • Trains along the I-70 Corridor