gjep by the numbers

2020 year to date

Last updated: 7.14.2020

Prospect Development

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TOP SOURCES

  • DIRECT INQUIRY 48% 48%
  • REFERRAL / DIRECT 24% 24%
  • TRADESHOWS 8% 8%
  • OTHER 20% 20%

TOP Industries

  • OUTDOOR REC 38% 38%
  • Other (Aviation/Aerospace, Energy, Food/Beverage, Healthcare) 34% 34%
  • Manufacturing 15% 15%
  • TECH 13% 13%

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

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most 2020 events and travel were either postponed or cancelled.

EARNED MEDIA

424 placements

$1.6 million in ad equivalency

reach of 168 million

Reach and ad equivalency jumped roughly 500% since last quarter! This was mainly due to a number of positive news releases GJEP was able to distribute in the second quarter.

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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GJEP, CMU Partner on Industry Analysis Survey

As Mesa County moves to reopen more of its economy, local governments and economic development organizations are looking at what they can do to further respond to the economic damage caused by the coronavirus. Grand Junction Economic Partnership, in partnership with...

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Violet Gro Opens HQ in Grand Junction

Last week, Violet Gro held a grand opening for its new headquarters in Grand Junction. The company spun off from a Florida-based LED lighting company, Violet Defense Group, which has been working diligently with local farmers and hemp industry in the area for more...

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paid advertising

Reached a target audience of 824,000

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

website

GJEP.org had

total unique visitors

Traffic is down YOY but the number of sessions per user

Pages per session and session duration are all up YOY

Bounce rate dropped nearly 12%

social media presence

followers

GJEP added 73 followers on LinkedIn last quarter – and earned a 4.65% engagement rate.

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ongoing efforts

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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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