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Prospect Development

Updated: 01.04.2023

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership works to attract primary business into our community and support local expansion. The prospects we work with come from various sources and span industries. As we enter 2023, here are our current prospect development numbers. For more information on our 2022 activity and wins, please view our 2022 Annual Report



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  • Direct Inquiry 48% 48%
  • Local + State Referrals 24% 24%
  • Trade Show 12% 12%
  • Other 11% 11%

TOP Industries

  • OUTDOOR REC 35% 35%
  • TECH 15% 15%
  • AGRIBUSINESS 10% 10%
  • OTHER 24% 24%


    2022 was a big year for us! Here are some of the highlights: 

    • Welcomed new Executive Director, Curtis Englehart
    • Hosted the 2022 Western Colorado Economic Summit
    • Celebrated the relocations and expansions of EquipmentShare, MotoMinded, Kooler Garage Doors, Boeson Research, and Spares in Motion
    • Supported the expansions of West Star Aviation and CoorsTek
    • GJEP was awarded an Opportunity Zone Video Grant through OEDIT
    • Welcomed new Marketing & Communications Director, Selena Sanchez
    • Business Development Manager, Matt Bell, celebrated one year with GJEP
    • Welcomed new Office Manager, Karen Mahoney
    • Sponsored WSSW with active staff participation in the event
    • Hosted the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation’s visit to Grand Junction 
    • Sponsored The Wright’s On The Road event in Grand Junction
    • Published twelve Economic Focus columns in The Daily Sentinel 
    • Hosted ten episodes of Business Beat on KAFM Community Radio

      EARNED MEDIA – 2022

      108 placements

      $764,159 in ad equivalency

      Reached over 2 MILLION

      MotoMinded LLC Relocates to Mesa County

      MotoMinded LLC, a small but efficient company with a passion for imaging, designing, and producing quality products for motorcycles, has announced its relocation from Colorado Springs to Mesa County.

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      EquipmentShare Opens New Location in Grand Junction, CO

      On August 11, 2022, Monitor Daily published an article about EquipmentShare's new location in Grand Junction.  EquipmentShare, construction equipment and technology solutions company, opened a new location in Grand Junction on August 6. The brand will serve local...

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      paid advertising

      2022 Estimated Reach over 2 million 

      GJEP advertised alongside a Colorado feature in Site Selection magazine and online, the MLB World Series Program well as in the Sentinel’s Chamber update, Spoke+Blossom, The Business Times and online on ColoradoBiz, the Colorado Sun, and Innovation & Tech Today. GJEP also continued paid search and display ad campaigns via Multiview. Messaging was around key industries and lifestyle, as well as specific to WCES.


      In 2022, GJEP.org had

      Total Unique Visitors

      The majority of users (80%) come as a result of direct traffic or organic search with 10% of traffic coming from referrals, 6% coming from other sources, and 4% of traffic coming from social media.

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