JumpStart Mesa County

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

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/

Current Jump Start Mesa County Participants

Adaptive Towers  | Colorado Clear | Growanything Foundation/REBCO Enterprises | GeoStabilization International (GSI) | KAART Group |
ProStar Geocorp | Qmast LLC | TSW Analytical

Colorado’s Grand Valley – the Next Tech Hub

Latest Jump Start Mesa County News

2505, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Extends the EDC – So What?

May 25, 2017 - With all the buzz around Gov. Hickenlooper's visit to the Grand Valley this past Saturday (taking the first shot at the Cameo Shooting Complex in Palisade, inaugurating Colorado Public Lands Day

505, 2017

ProStar Geocorp Recognized with Cover Story in World Pipeline Magazine

May 5, 2017 - ProStar Geocorp’s Transparent Earth® is the featured cover story in the May edition of World Pipeline Magazine, which focuses on covering all aspects of pipeline engineering, construction and maintenance for the pipeline

405, 2017

Adaptive Communications to Bring Jobs, New Tech to Grand Junction

May 4, 2017 - Yesterday, Newschannel 5 interviewed GJEP's Kristi Pollard and Tracy Harmer, CEO of Adaptive Communications, the latest company to join Jump-Start Mesa County. Here's what they said: "'Adaptive Communications' will be setting up