2023 Annual Report

Release Date: March 2024

Our Chairman’s Circle Partners:

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership calculates economic impact by assessing each new job created by industry and using IMPLAN modeling software to generate direct, indirect, and induced labor income impact. The direct effect is the economic impact on Mesa County from the direct spending of employee compensation. An indirect effect is a multiplier reflecting the relationship between the dollars spent by the employer, which then becomes the income of another person to be spent. Induced effects result from increased personal income caused by direct and indirect effects. Businesses experiencing increased revenue will subsequently increase payroll expenditures by hiring more employees, increasing salaries, etc.

Partner with GJEP

    The Grand Junction Economic Partnership is a 501(c)3 organization funded through the support of our public partners, investors, and community at large. Our mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Mesa County, creating a strong and diverse economy, and an improved quality of life. 

    The decisions to make today will shape our community’s destiny and legacy. We believe true growth and resilience come from working together. By pooling our strengths, connections, expertise, and resources, Mesa County becomes stronger, more influential, and better positioned to face economic challenges. Together we can build a strong economy by growing key industries, attracting new businesses, supporting the expansion of local businesses, and facilitating the creation of new primary jobs.

    When you invest in GJEP, you join a network of leaders shaping a diverse economy and a strong future. To learn more about how you can partner with GJEP, please contact Executive Director, Curtis Englehart, at curtis@gjep.org.

      Blog & Latest News

      Kurtis Minder to Keynote Western Colorado Economic Summit

      Kurtis Minder to Keynote Western Colorado Economic Summit

      Kurtis Minder, CEO & Co-Founder of GroupSense, will be this year’s keynote speaker for the highly anticipated 2024 Western Colorado Economic Summit. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th at Colorado Mesa University.

      Kurtis Minder has built a robust cyber reconnaissance operation protecting some of the largest enterprises and government organizations. His company, GroupSense, is a leading provider of digital risk solutions. Minder has successfully navigated and negotiated some of the largest ransomware, breach, and data extortion cases worldwide.

      Tandem Studio Relocates to Fruita, Colorado from Belgium

      Tandem Studio Relocates to Fruita, Colorado from Belgium

      Tandem Studios, a mixed arts workspace specializing in architectural 3D renderings, has decided to relocate to Fruita, Colorado from Belgium due to the region’s family friendly atmosphere, proximity to outdoor recreation, and business development resources.

      Innovative Outdoor Manufacturer Goose Gear Chooses Grand Junction for Relocation

      Innovative Outdoor Manufacturer Goose Gear Chooses Grand Junction for Relocation

      Goose Gear, a leading outdoor recreation and overland manufacturer, has selected Grand Junction, Colorado, as the site for its new headquarters and was awarded the Job Growth Tax Incentive. Family-owned and operated, Goose Gear specializes in manufacturing high-quality camping systems for vehicle-based recreation that add to the simplicity and comfort of their customers’ outdoor experience

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