When the City of Centennial organized in 2001 it was with the promise of keeping sales taxes low and protecting against annexation by neighboring municipalities. Fifteen years later the city is home to IKEA’s only Colorado store and the second largest in the nation, the city’s biggest sales tax producer estimated to bring millions in new tax revenue to the city, keeping the city in the green along with its many hills, gullies and ravines, and its open spaces including Dry Creek Dam, DeKoevend Park, the High line Canal Trail, Willow Creek Trail, plus Big Dry Creek and Little Dry Creek Trails.