The Chamber absolutely LOVES to spread positive economic news and celebrate business accomplishments. That is why we are asking you to tell us about any recent business expansions you’ve had in terms of increased employment or capital expenditures. In exchange for you telling us about your business expansion we will buy you lunch at our…

From April 1st to June 30th the Chamber was heavily engaged in helping create a stronger economy and being the voice of local business. Activities ranged from workforce development to business advocacy to aligning economic development efforts around an existing economic powerhouse that is also integral to workforce development. Highlights of the past three months…

After hearing from the business community multiple ideas of how we can work together to reach a college enrollment of 15,000 students and a community support base of 5,000 people, leadership at the Chamber and Colorado Mesa University have formed the following committees and established initial priorities. They are: STUDENT RECRUITMENT John Marshall (CMU) and…

Every three months, during the Chamber’s Quarterly Membership Luncheon, we take time to publicly recognize and thank the companies that are reinvesting in our local economy by adding jobs and making capital investments. At the June event, the following were recognized:                            …

The Chamber Board adopted a new guiding principle in April to reflect our organization’s long-term commitment to CMU 20,000, an effort to rally 5,000 community supporters around growing Colorado Mesa University to 15,000 students. With an economic impact of over $450 million annually, today CMU could be even more impactful as it grows by strengthening…

As this newsletter is being printed, parties on both sides of the dispute regarding the Grand Valley Drainage District levying of a fee on all residents and businesses within its boundaries are preparing for trial. Judge Timbreza on May 17th, executed a court order denying the GVDD request and the Chamber/Mesa County response and request…

As you may have read in the newspaper or seen on the news, the Chamber—in partnership with Colorado Mesa University—is launching a major skilled workforce and economic development initiative. We’re calling it “CMU 20,000”: the goal is to boost CMU’s student enrollment to 15,000 students, and to engage 5,000 business and community supporters. This month’s…

As many of us know, the best Economic Development tool is the mobilization and excitement of the existing businesses in the community. We are well on our way in each of those categories here in the Grand Valley. After more than forty business visits in 2017, we have many businesses and entities spreading the word…

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