GJEP Executive Director Resigns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [September 22, 2017 | Grand Junction, CO] – Kristi Pollard, Executive Director of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP), has resigned. Her last day with GJEP will be October 20, 2017. Pollard has led GJEP since January 2015,...

A Letter From Our Chairman, Tim Fry

September 22, 2017 Good Afternoon! As a key partner in GJEP, I wanted to let you know that our Executive Director, Kristi Pollard, will be leaving the organization for a new position at the end of October. Kristi and her family have been struggling with how to manage...
Better Schools, Better Economy

Better Schools, Better Economy

September 22, 2017 – A common question we receive at GJEP since we came out in support of ballot initiatives 3A and 3B (see www.citizensforSD51.org for info) is: “do businesses really care about K-12 education?” The answer is unequivocally YES. In...
Mesa County Economy Looks Strong

Mesa County Economy Looks Strong

September 21, 2017 – According to the Colorado revenue forecast released this past Wednesday, the economic outlook for the state as a whole is strong, but rural communities continue to struggle. As the Denver Post put it,  “rural Colorado is expected to...
How Quickly Things Have Changed in 2017!

How Quickly Things Have Changed in 2017!

September 13, 2017 – September is Workforce Development Month! As such, we invited Celina Kirnberger, Business Services Supervisor at the Mesa County Workforce Center, to share her reflections on the current job market in Colorado’s Grand Valley: It’s...