gjep by the numbers

2021

Last updated: 7.18.2021

Prospect Development

 ACOM Unlimited and Hayden Data, partners on a new technology to monitor inrastructure for critical damage that could cause fires and other disasters, joined the Rural Jump-Start tax credit program earlier this year – GJEP has now ushered 20 companies through the program since launch in  2016. Together with cybertech startup Cloudrise and the return of Lada Cube, we marked several “wins” in the first half of the year, all of which contribute to our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

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TOP SOURCES

  • DIRECT INQUIRY 50% 50%
  • Local referral 23% 23%
  • OTHER 19% 19%
  • state referral 8% 8%

TOP Industries

  • OUTDOOR REC 32% 32%
  • tech 17% 17%
  • Agribusiness 15% 15%
  • manufacturing 15% 15%

GJEP IN ACTION

    Q2

    • Robin Brown keynote at inaugural Women in Business Conference in the Country
    • Participated in review committee for Colorado Advanced Industries grants
    • 2nd Quarter Welcome Wagon Happy Hour with The Christi Reece Group at Bonsai Building
    • GJEP team at the COGA Fundraising Golf Tournament
    • Joined the GJ Chamber quarterly luncheon with speaker Shane Kinkennon, a Welcome Wagon newbie
    • Traveled to Montrose for annual Economic Development luncheon
    • Supported GJ Airport alongside economic development partners with marketing efforts for Avelo Airlines, including organizing a press conference
    • Said farewell to Business Development Manager Mara Hardy, who joined one of our business recruits, Pax 8 – and posted a job opening
    • ONGOING: Daily Sentinel monthly column and monthly show on KAFM Community Radio

    EARNED MEDIA

    313 placements

    Halfway through the year, we’ve reached more than 67% of last year’s placements.

    $3.2 million in ad equivalency

    3x total ad equivalency in 2020.

    reach of 348 MILLION

    Double the total reach in 2020.

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    paid advertising

    Reached over 2.7 million ytd

    GJEP is embracing a slimmed-down advertising approach in 2021, focusing media placements on media outlets that provide significant value-add and support our role as an economic development leader on the Western Slope. Q1 ads have appeared in the Sentinel Chamber Business Update and Real Estate Guide, ColoradoBiz, Colorado Sun, Spoke+Blossom and Innovation & Tech Today. We also continue our ongoing behavioral targeting and retargeting digital campaigns with Multview. 

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    GJEP.org had

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    YOY and YTD unique site visitors are up nearly 25%. Sessions are up nearly 50% and pageviews are up more than 37%. Our bounce rate is still up YOY, but improved over 3% since last quarter.

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    GJEP DIGITAL AMBASSADORS

    In February, we launched a digital ambassador program, inviting a limited group of locals with a strong and positive social media presence to share GJEP news stories with their networks. The effort allows us to amplify our social media reach. To date we have 26 ambassadors who have combined shared posts 83 times with over 8,000 impressions.

    ongoing efforts

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    Employee Relocation Support : Welcome Wagon

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    freight/transportation study

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    blm hq: keep it in gj

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    covid-19 recovery

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    housing needs assessment

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    LCDC and Riverfront at Las Colonias plaza development

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    passport program: cmu students and grads

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    opportunity zones

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    jump-start tax credit program

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