It is no surprise that Governor Hickenlooper calls our community an anchor for Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry. Colorado’s Grand Valley offers opportunity and lifestyle most never even imagine. With an average of over 250 days of sunshine and the ability to pave trails from snowcapped mountains to the desert in the same day, our residents proudly blur the lines between work and play.
Six Reasons to Make Our Outdoor Playground Your Testing Ground:
Outdoor recreation businesses thrive here –
just ask MRP, Loki Clothing, DT Swiss USA and Leitner-Poma USA, just a handful of the companies that are headquartered here.
Colorado takes outdoor recreation seriously, and so does the Grand Valley.
GJEP and our economic development partners work closely with Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to create opportunity for outdoor recreation businesses.
Colorado’s Grand Valley encompasses a 20-mile radius, from over 10,000 feet elevation on top of the Grand Mesa to 4,500 feet in the desert. Companies and residents alike take advantage of 10,000 miles of trails, 300+ lakes, two rivers, vast plains, mesas and mountains to test out the latest gear and products. See the vital stats.
We have sites dedicated to outdoor business, such as the Greenway Industrial Park in Fruita, with direct highway-, rail-, lake- and trail access, only minutes from the Colorado National Monument and under 30 minutes from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Learn more.
Colorado’s Grand Valley is your market.
Our residents are active adventurists who love the outdoors. Learn more.
Last week's City Council vote to retain Bonsai Design and house them within a new $30 million business and recreational development in Las Colonias Park is indeed a big deal. Here's more on the vision: "Discussions
March 31, 2017 - Wednesday evening, during a special City Council meeting, the Grand Junction City Council authorized the City Manager to negotiate a proposal to retain Bonsai Design in Grand Junction. This signals a first,
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
February 8, 2017 - CompanyWeek, the Rocky Mountain region's source for all things manufacturing related, has named the Grand Junction/Palisade region 4th among Colorado manufacturing communities. This is up one spot from 2015. Here is
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Reason 1: Leitner-Poma of America Reason 4: Tyler Logan/City of Fruita Reason 5: Powderhorn Mountain Resort Reason 6: Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau