gjep by the numbers

2020 year to date

Last updated: 10.8.2020

Prospect Development

So far, in 2020, we’ve welcomed SaaS company INFOCU5 to the Grand Valley, as well as three bike-related businesses: Canfield Bikes, Kappius Components and Prostart. We’ve also added three businesses to the Rural Jump-Start Zone: Certek Heat Machine USA, Eco Super Structures and Jabil Lewis Engineering. 

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TOP SOURCES

  • DIRECT INQUIRY 49% 49%
  • REFERRAL / DIRECT 29% 29%
  • OTHER 18% 18%
  • TRADESHOWS 4% 4%

TOP Industries

  • Other (Aviation/Aerospace, Energy, Food/Beverage, Healthcare) 37% 37%
  • OUTDOOR REC 36% 36%
  • TECH 12% 12%
  • Manufacturing 15% 15%

GJEP IN ACTION

Tradeshows and Events

  • Techstars Startup Week Western Slope (virtual event)
  • Senator Gardner visit, including outdoor recreation roundtable and tour of new RockyMounts facility in Riverfront at Las Colonias Park
  • GJEP Business Brand launch
  • Palisade Plunge press conference and “sneak peek” ride

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many 2020 events and travel have either been postponed or cancelled.

EARNED MEDIA

440 placements

$1.6 million in ad equivalency

reach of 172 million

“Bigger than a Trail”

Grand Valley's Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning, partnerships The work of three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners and mountain bikers yields not just Colorado’s most anticipated trail, but a model for how communities can...

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French BMX Business Opens U.S. HQ in Grand Junction

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) is pleased to welcome Prostart to Colorado’s Grand Valley. The French manufacturer of gates and related accessories primarily for Bicycle Motocross (BMX) has selected Grand Junction for its first U.S. office. This will be...

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SaaS Company INFOCU5 to Add 400+ Jobs in Western Colorado

INFOCU5 recently moved its California office to Grand Junction, relocating a dozen employees in the process and adding over 100 new hires in the first few weeks. The company, which is the second and largest in the state to receive the Location Neutral Employee (LONE)...

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Reached a target audience of 2.1 million

Ads YTD have run in the GJ Chamber Business Update, COBizmag.com, Innovation & Technology Today, Spoke + Blossom, The Business Times, Smartbrief: National Association of Manufacturers, and on the Internet (ongoing audience targeting, site retargeting)

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GJEP.org had

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Traffic is down YOY but the number of sessions per user,

pages per session, and session duration are all up YOY

Bounce rate dropped more than 12%

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GJEP business recruitment brand

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COVID-19 INDUSTRY ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT

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LCDC and Riverfront at Las Colonias plaza development

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Employee Relocation Support (BLM, CoorsTek)

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Foreign Trade Zone

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Opportunity Zone projects

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Site Certification

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Air Service Alliance

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Comprehensive Plans -Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade

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