In rural communities such as ours, it takes everyone rowing in the same direction to accomplish significant tasks, which alone one person may not be able to pull off. Community and Economic Development is conducted by community members, all of us. It is a process where local people can not only create more jobs, income…

At the December Quarterly Membership Meeting, seven companies were recognized for creating 176 new jobs and investing over $28 million into the local economy. There were several other companies that had expansions but chose to wait until March 2018 to be recognized. Altogether in 2017, the Chamber recognized 26 companies for creating over 250 jobs and…

The End of 2017—Already?! Time flies, doesn’t it? The 18th century Irish novelist Laurence Stern once wrote that “Time wastes too fast: every letter I trace tells me with what rapidity life follows my pen. The days and hours of it are flying over our heads like clouds of a windy day never to return…

According to recent data from www.youreconomy.org, almost 83% of all businesses in the Grand Junction MSA have less than ten employees. One would think that we don’t need to be reminded to shop with these businesses this holiday season, but we do. Deloitte University is predicting that e-commerce sales will rise 17 to 19% from…

The Grand Junction Area ED Partners received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2017 project in the category of Economic Development Week. This marks the second year in a row that the efforts of ED Partners have been recognized by the International Economic Development Council, a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic…

At the third quarter membership luncheon the following businesses were recognized for adding jobs and capital investment to make our local economy stronger:                     Click here to download full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce October 2017 Newsletter.

The following companies recently invested in the Chamber, demonstrating strong support of the Chamber’s efforts to grow the region’s economy. A Clean & Simple Laundry 2648 Patterson Rd Grand Junction, CO 81506 Tanya Giard – (970) 433-7809 http://cleanandsimplegj.com Laundry Gelu Italian Ice LLC 300 Main St Ste 201 Grand Junction, CO 81501 Karin R. Gookin…

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…

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