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.
How to Apply:
The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade is now accepting applications. To begin the application process, please visit advancecolorado.com/JumpStart and sign up for an account.
For help with your application, feel free to contact the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.
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.
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
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
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
February 8, 2017 - In the Jan/Feb issue of Business Xpansion Journal, Grand Junction is among its list of "quality places" in Colorado. GJEP executive director Kristi Pollard was interviewed for the story, in which