A message from the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

As we approach this Fall’s election, it’s important to remember that while it may not appear to carry as many high-profile decisions as previous elections, there are still crucial choices on the ballot that directly impact our business community. Elections are more than just selecting candidates; they are your opportunity to have your voice heard on issues that affect your livelihoods, investments, and the overall health of our local economy. These decisions can shape the regulatory environment, influence tax policies, and impact the resources available for business development and growth.

In addition to these important considerations, our organization believes it is absolutely critical to identify Board of Education candidates who understand how their decisions impact our future workforce. The education system plays a pivotal role in shaping the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of the next generation of workers. The decisions made by the Board of Education directly influence the quality of education our students receive, their preparedness for the job market, and their ability to contribute effectively to our local businesses.

The candidates we elect to the Board of Education should be committed to ensuring that our schools are not only providing a strong academic foundation but also equipping students with the skills and experiences necessary to excel in the workforce of tomorrow. This includes promoting STEM education, career and technical training, and a curriculum that aligns with the needs of local businesses.

So, let’s not underestimate the significance of this election. It’s a chance to make a difference, not just for today, but for the future of our businesses and the prosperity of our community. Make your voice count by casting your vote and encouraging others to do the same. Let’s seize this opportunity to shape our future together!

At the service of our business community,
The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

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