colorado enterprise zones

Most of the City of Grand Junction is located in a Colorado Enterprise Zone, which allows employers access to various incentives. This strategic positioning grants employers access to a plethora of enticing incentives, fostering an environment of growth and prosperity. Our local Enterprise Zone administrator and local economic development partner, the Business Incubator Center are…

According to the 2022 Colorado State of Owner Readiness Report, 70% percent of business owners in the state of Colorado plan to transition ownership of their business in the next ten years, but almost half of these owners have given little attention to how this transition will occur. This fact presents a significant challenge but…

Every day reinforces the profound impact that community engagement can have on our collective growth and development. Last week, President and CEO, Candace Carnahan, had the privilege of engaging with local students participating in the summer academy for Upward Bound at Colorado Mesa University. This opportunity allowed her to delve into the subject of leadership,…

Last week, we were thrilled to extend a warm welcome to the Colorado Competitive Council during their recent visit to the Grand Valley as part of their esteemed Business Basecamp program. These Basecamps serve as a platform to foster closer connections among legislators representing diverse political perspectives, thereby enhancing their understanding of the rich tapestry…

30th Leadership Class Graduation

The beginning of June marked a significant milestone as the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce proudly celebrated the distinguished graduates from the highly anticipated 2023 Mesa County Leadership Program. With a rich history spanning three decades, this esteemed program has witnessed the graduation of over 340 individuals, many of whom have since assumed prominent…

At the Chamber, we prioritize Workforce Development and the continual enhancement of our talent pipeline in Grand Junction and throughout the Grand Valley, recognizing it as the fundamental pillar of our economic prosperity. Earlier this month, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce launched our West Slope Works program for businesses seeking reimbursement to offset…

The social networking row. Shot of a diverse group of people social networking outside.

When discussing the importance of the next generation of business and the crucial role that it plays in the overall economic health of our community, we must highlight the impact that young professionals have on it. Young professionals bring valuable qualities to the workplace that are imperative for our businesses to stay competitive and thrive…

Candace speaking at June 2023 QML

As we turn the corner into the second half of 2023, I find myself reflecting on the amazing individuals who I have had the pleasure and honor of collaborating with across our community. New leaders, community icons, and fresh faces have all contributed to the conversations and issues we have navigated in recent months. The…

Last month as we celebrated the latest class to graduate from the Mesa County Leadership Program, I was struck with the impact of cultivating leadership during the past 30 years of this program. As a graduate myself, I appreciate the impact this class had on my leadership development, but I realized in a new way…

Take a moment and reach out to say hello to these fellow local businesses. EOS Worldwide Kristin Donahue – (970) 250-3439 www.eosworldwide.com/kristin-donahue Business Coaching Sunbelt Solomon 2377 Leland Ave Grand Junction, CO 81505-9413 Luke Younger – (970) 208-7706 www.sunbeltsolomon.com Manufacturing

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