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Economic development has many objectives—primarily, the creation of jobs, wealth, or assets and the improvement of the quality of life. Economic development can also be defined as a process that influences the growth and restructuring of an economy to enhance the economic well-being of a community. When distilled down, economic development is and has been…

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce (GJACC) has played an integral role in supporting our members, building and continuing strong partnerships, and promoting a healthy economy in 2022. Here is a list of accomplishments we have had throughout the year. To view the PDF version, click here.

Workplace health, access to health coverage, and our overall community health are top of mind as a business community. These key elements directly impact our ability to keep the economy and our workforce strong. Join us as we welcome Tracy Marshall, FAMLI Division Director to kick-off the day as she discusses the upcoming rollout of…

Join us this year as we hear from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, The State of Colorado Insurance Commissioners’ office (tentative), local Healthcare leaders, and healthy workplace experts as they help guide you through regulation, policy, strategies, and practices that can help protect your business, support your employees, and contribute to a healthier…

During the September Quarterly Membership Luncheon, hear from candidates in the 2022 Fall Election as they address questions surrounding business priorities that are impacting the Mesa County economy on a daily basis. From continued industry regulation, pressures on workforce due to housing and childcare shortages, and healthy conditions for expansion and retention, there is a…

The oldest separate 501c economic development nonprofit in the Valley has kept a low profile for over 63 years but you can see their handiwork everywhere you look from Foresight Park to the land the Colorado Bureau of Investigations building sits on. Industrial Development, Inc (IDI) was formed as a sister organization to the Grand…

Thinking of starting a new business? Have an existing business you’re wanting to grow? How about a class on digital marketing or financial bookkeeping? Not sure if you can afford to hire that first employee? The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is your one stop shop for resources and support. At the SBDC we divide…

Being a Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce (GJACC) member has many meanings and typically ranges from business to business. As we have connected with members throughout the years we have found there are common denominators that keep our members involved and engaged. Your investment in the GJACC can affect your business positively in many…

Arguably the largest bottleneck and most challenging aspect when running a business is hiring and retaining a skilled workforce. With our current, difficult employment atmosphere and increasing technology needs within business, this gap is widening further. The Chamber, in partnership with The Business Incubator Center and Mesa County Workforce Center, are excited to continuing collaborating…

He’s BAAACK! Perennial favorite, Dr. Richard L. Wobbekind, Director of the Business Research Division and Associate Dean for MBA and Enterprise Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder will provide an economic outlook for the nation, state, and Mesa County on Monday, December 13th starting at 12pm at Colorado Mesa University, South Ballroom. Our thanks…

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