JumpStart Mesa County

 ~ offering new and expanding businesses key tax benefits to help you grow and succeed.

A manufacturer of self-standing, self-supporting, rapid-deployment movable steel communications towers has submitted an application to participate in the Rural JumpStart program in Mesa County. For info about this company or to comment, go to the Choose Colorado website or call Ken at 303-892-3743.

About Jump Start

JumpStart Mesa County partners in Colorado's Grand Valley

JumpStart Mesa County is part of a statewide effort to spur employment and grow rural economies in Colorado. As a qualifying startup or expanding business, you are not only eligible for expansive tax credits, but you will gain access to a powerful support network through our close-knit business community and your local academic partner, Colorado Mesa University.

Click through the links below to learn more about JumpStart Mesa County and how to apply.

No state income taxes for employees. No sales taxes, property taxes, business taxes or corporate taxes for qualifying businesses for a minimum of four years – and the opportunity to extend for another 4 years.

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Colorado Mesa University will connect you to the best and brightest in Mesa County. Source skilled employees. Take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities like the new on-campus innovation center. Tap into the business and technology skill-set at the University, or partner with more hands-on talent in welding, machining and process systems technology, to name a few, at the Western Colorado Community College.  Visit CMU
The Grand Junction Economic Partnership is the official economic development agency for Mesa County and your business resource to the region. We’re a one-stop data shop. We are your gateway to the local business community. We can help you discover the right location, the best talent and all of the incentives available to you.

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Are you eligible for the JumpStart Mesa County business tax holiday?

Your Business May Be Eligible If:

  • it is a startup, new division, new joint venture or otherwise new business to the State of Colorado.
  • it creates a minimum of 5 new jobs in Mesa County.
  • you are not moving existing jobs away from another part of the state.
  • it does not directly compete with the core functions of an existing business in the state.
  • it adds to our economic base and exports goods or services outside of Mesa County.

Contact the Grand Junction Economic Partnership to see if your business is eligible.

Apply for JumpStart Mesa County, a business tax holiday

How to Apply:

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade is now accepting applications. To begin the application process, please visit Choose Colorado and sign up for an account.

For help with your application, feel free to contact the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.

Why you should live and work in Mesa County Colorado

Why Mesa County, CO:

Located in Colorado’s Grand Valley, businesses benefit from a skilled labor pool and advanced infrastructure. We offer easy access by air, rail or highway. We’ve got world-class healthcare, year-round sunshine, big-city amenities and our outdoor recreation is out of this world. Best of all, since the pioneers of the Wild West, we have embraced a spirit of entrepreneurship.

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All applications for participation in Rural Jump-Start will be submitted via a formal online process, reviewed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and will require approval by the Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC). Anyone wishing for information about the Rural Jump-Start program should contact Ken Jensen at OEDIT at 303-892-3743, http://choosecolorado.com/doing-business/incentives-financing/rural-jump-start-program/

Latest Jump Start Mesa County News

2903, 2017

3 Local Finalists for Colorado Companies to Watch

March 29, 2017 - Last week, Colorado Companies to Watch announced the 2017 finalists for this prestigious recognition, and we are proud to announce that three companies from Colorado's Grand Valley made the list: Bonsai

1003, 2017

New Executive Director of the CO Economic Development Office Visits the Grand Valley

March 10, 2017 - Stephanie Copeland, named executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade in January, made her first official visit to the Grand Valley yesterday. In addition to meeting

103, 2017

ProStar Geocorp Named to 20 Most Promising by CIO Review

March 1, 2017 - Congratulations ProStar Geocorp! Earlier this week, the Grand Junction-based tech company - and participant in the Jump-Start Mesa County tax credit program  -  was named by CIOReview as one of the country's 20