In July 2013, the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) announced a partnership between Colorado State University, the City & County of Denver, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and History Colorado that would turn its facility into an all-year round destination. NWSS reconfirmed their commitment to creating a new vision for the next 100 years and its mission to develop strong sustainable program in the city of Denver.
The new National Western Center (NWC)will focus on three key pillars;
With ties to the Aerotropolis, Denver International Airport and downtown Denver, the NWC will be a premier destination that will educate, create economic growth and entertain. The NWSS is in its planning stages and will continue to move forward with their partners and community involvement. A National Western Center Advisory Committee (CAC) has been created to provide stakeholders an opportunity to guide and inform the future of the NWC during the planning process.
- Education - With K-20 partnerships, this component will focus on the well beings of humans, animals and the environment. The NWC will be the hub for agricultural education in the region with a state of the art animal performance center, animal care and world-class research.
- Economic development - The NWC will be a catalyst for sustainable economic development through job creation, trade shows, restaurants and hotels among other opportunities.
- Tourism and Entertainment - The NWC will host a variety of events that will showcase our urban western heritage. The tourism and entertainment component will include the annual stock show, rodeo, equestrian events, outdoor and recreational exhibitions, concerts and other types of events. A special Western Cultural Heritage Program will also provide families and individuals with a unique western heritage experience in an urban setting.
Most recently, the MOU Partners and the CAC have created a vision for the NWC that includes values and goals for the master planning effort. Click here to review the Vision for the NWC.
Documents of interest
Check out the NWC Study Area!
Public Meeting #2 on August 26, 2014, Presentation
National Western Complex and Colorado Convention Center Feasibility Study
Feasibility Study Summary
Feasibility Study Executive Summary
National Western Stock Show First 25 Years
National Western Stock Show Second 25 Years
National Western Stockk Show Third 25 Years
National Western Stock Show Last 25 Years
Denver's Smart Jobs Development Vision (2013)
National Western Stock Show Busines Plan Review Report - DURA
National Western Center Partnership MOU
River North (South Platte River) Master Plan
38th & Blake Station Area Plan