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September 28, 2016 

Grand Junction ED Partners Garner Awards from International ED Organization 

Efforts by the Economic Development Partners, specifically the Grand Junction Area Chamber, Grand Junction Economic Partnership and the Business Incubator Center to highlight resources available to help create jobs locally were recognized for excellence yesterday, September 27th at the International Economic Development Council Annual Conference in Cleveland.

The ED Week Activities in May of this year garnered the following awards:

  • International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for the Economic Development Week Campaign – Economic Development Week, Population 25,000 – 200,000
  • International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award recipient for Regionalism & Cross-Border

ED Week was celebrated throughout the nation as a way to recognize the various economic development activities undertaken by organizations and individuals and encourage companies to use the services available to assist them with job creation and expansions.  A video produced for the week was among several of the activities held in Grand Junction during the week and can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5MftSdiv9Y .

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind.

            This is the first time that Grand Junction has received an award from IEDC and CJ Rhyne of the Grand Junction Chamber was on hand to receive the awards and share the program with other attendees at the conference.

From:           Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce
                        360 Grand Ave.
                        Grand Jct. CO  81501
                        (970) 242-3214 fax: (970) 242-3694


Contact:       Diane Schwenke, GJ Chamber                              970.263.2915

                        Kristi Pollard, GJEP                                                  970.245.4332

                        Jon Maraschin, Business Incubator                    970.243.5242

 

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