Situated in the Piceance Basin, with direct access to both domestic and international trade routes, Colorado’s Grand Valley is a stalwart in the U.S. energy industry.
The area’s ample supply of natural resources has attracted major players like Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Halliburton, numerous related suppliers, as well as pioneers in renewables and cleantech. Thanks to the Jump-Start tax credit program that launched in Mesa County in 2016, energy-focused startups like ProStar Geocorp, GSI Energy and Qmast LLC are able to accelerate their business growth by locating in the region.
With an industry cluster that encompasses oil and natural gas, solar and wind power, and a growing technology community, the Grand Valley truly offers 360 degrees of energy.
The United States Department of Energy has an outpost in Grand Junction that can help your business ensure it is compliant with applicable federal, state, and local environmental protection laws and regulations, executive orders, and internal DOE policies.
The Grand Valley has a legacy of innovation in energy, starting the first ever coal/solar demonstration array at the local Cameo station, operated by Xcel Energy.
Source talent locally from Colorado Mesa University, which offers a wide array of programs in engineering, environmental science and technology, geosciences and energy management, to name a few.
Speaking of CMU, energy innovation starts at underground-level at the university, which is heated by a novel geo-exchange system. Learn more.
The Grand Valley Energy Cluster
EIS Solutions | TWI Oilfield Fabrication | Shear Inc. | ProStar Geocorp | Atlasta Solar Center | Certek Heat Machine | Halliburton | Grand Valley Power | Xcel Energy | Terra Energy Partners | Exxon Mobile | Chevron | GSI Energy | Qmast LLC
March 28, 2017 - Yesterday, Colorado Public Radio's (CPR) Ryan Warner spoke with GJEP executive director Kristi Pollard and board member Sarah Shrader, who owns the local outdoor recreation endeavor Bonsai Design, about industry opportunities in
March 7, 2017 - Last week, Grand Valley Power (GVP), GRID Alternatives (GRID) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) announced they are kicking off the third phase of a low-income solar project. The project began in 2015
January 24, 2016 - Earlier this week, our friends at the Southwest Innovation Corridor published a blog post on the Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant, which provides millions in grants and incentives to emerging companies
January 11, 2017 - The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Affairs has announced that they are accepting applications for the Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit program. The program helps Colorado-based advanced industries companies receive