About GJEP


The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) is the official economic development agency for Colorado’s Grand Valley.
GJEP works to recruit and retain businesses in the cities of Grand Junction and Fruita, the town of Palisade and surrounding regions.
As a private non-profit incorporated organization, we provide free business services and operate with the support of our generous investors and economic development partners.

Our Mission: To enhance the economic vitality in Colorado’s Grand Valley, creating a strong and diverse economy, and an improved quality of life.

Our Vision: To create quality jobs and expand capital investment through the attraction, expansion and retention of primary business.

GJEP is your first point of contact if you are looking to expand or relocate your business to Colorado’s Grand Valley. We provide the resources, information and services you need to make the right decision for your company. Our comprehensive list of business services is available to you at no cost or obligation.


Steve Jocefczyk, Business Development, Grand Junction Economic Partnership

Robin Brown

Executive Director

Steve Jozefzcyk GJEP Business Development

Steve Jozefczyk

Deputy Director

Steve’s chief responsibility is business development. Steve supports all programs aimed toward the creation of new primary jobs, assists businesses with expansions and relocations, and serves as the point person for all data.

Steve relocated to Grand Junction from Boulder after working with outdoor industry company SCARPA North America, where he managed the pro and direct sales department throughout US and Canada. Before this, Steve was with Land Title Guarantee Company in Denver, assisting seven top commercial and builder real estate representatives with client support and real estate research.

Steve is a native of upstate New York, where he worked as an electro/mechanical drafter for a cryogenic refrigeration manufacturer. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technologies from Buffalo State College.

Cilia Kohn GJEP Marketing Communications

Cilia Kohn

Director of Marketing & Communications

Cilia is responsible for marketing the Grand Valley regionally and nationally. Cilia joined GJEP from Development Counsellors International,  a place marketing agency, where she worked with economic development organizations for large metros like Houston, Texas, to smaller, rural places, like Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Cilia’s past work experience spans from fashion public relations to public affairs at the American Water Works Association, lead generation marketing for Regis University and business development for UK Trade & Investment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing communications, and a Master of Science from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

A Swedish transplant to the valley, by way of New York City and Denver, Cilia enjoys exploring the great outdoors in  her new hometown with her husband, Brandon, and toddler boy.

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