Grand Junction Business Stabilization and Recovery Fund Established by the City of Grand Junction On May 6, 2020, the City of Grand Junction established the Grand Junction Business Stabilization and Recovery Fund to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. Loans will be equal to the lesser of 50% of two-months of Approved Uses (see below) or $7,500 maximum. The fund…

Today we take a look back at an outstanding project that broke ground during Economic Development Week 2019 resulting in Rocky Mountain Rail & Storage becoming the first “transload” facility in the Grand Junction, CO area. Through the Grand Junction Area Chamber’s Business Retention & Expansion efforts, we identified a growing need in the business…

The Chamber, in close collaboration with the Mesa County Enterprise Zone, applied for and received approval for a new COVID-19 related small business grant program that will be funded through donations. Those donating will be eligible for State of Colorado tax credits through the Enterprise Zone. Under those rules, for all cash donations the tax…

  How it came about? The initial inspiration for the Caring for Our Home Community originated as a phone call between a local non-profit and a local business owner, just checking in. The “idea” however came out of a collaboration of businesses and non-profits involved in the evolution of this fund. Results of a highly…

Is anyone else besides me truly glad that April is behind us? That was a month that felt like a year! The good news is that as of this writing Mesa County has been largely spared from the pandemic known as COVID-19. The bad news is that our economy has suffered and will continue to…

At the 2020 YEA! Investor Panel held on March 11th, James Stucky, CEO of Bulldog Protective Gear was named the 2020 Grand Junction Are Chamber’s Saunders Scholar. James and his family will be attending the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Semi-Final Competition in Rochester, NY in late August to compete for up to $30,000 in college…

Being strong advocates for business was cited by 40% of the Chamber’s membership in the 2019 annual survey as the top priority for the Chamber. This time of year, the organization is particularly focused on reaching out to policy makers in Denver and in Washington D.C. to ensure that local small businesses have a voice…

When the Chamber took a lead role in organizing a political issues committee (The Tax You Don’t Pay) and developing a campaign to increase the lodging tax along with the Visit Grand Junction Advisory Board in 2018, it was focused on economic development. More funding for destination marketing would result in more visitors and more…

Let’s focus on advocacy at the local level. This topic is very important to many small businesses in Grand Junction and countless other rural environments. Local Advocacy can vary from simply wanting to properly navigate the building code, making sure your new facility complies with the local fire marshal, or even how you can ensure…

There is a somewhat dated industry rallying cry that goes something like this…” This Chamber doesn’t just cut through ribbons…it cuts through the red tape!” Have you ever walked away from the local planning office shaking your head and convinced your dreams of growing are dead? Have you ever wondered who to call in order…

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