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Strategic Business Development

Updated: 11.16.2023

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership works to enhance the economic vitality of the region by attracting primary business into our community and supporting local expansions. The businesses we work with help create quality jobs and expand capital investment in Mesa County, strengthening our local economy.

The prospects we work with come from various sources and span industries. As we near the end of 2023, here are our current prospect development numbers. For more information on our 2022 activity and wins, please view our 2022 Annual Report

Prospect Development Pipeline


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prospect level II

prospect level III


Local Assists


  • Direct Inquiry 54% 54%
  • Trade Show 19% 19%
  • Local + State Referrals 16% 16%
  • Other 11% 11%

TOP Industries

  • OUTDOOR 29% 29%
  • TECHNOLOGY 12% 12%
  • Construction 8% 8%
  • Professional Services 7% 7%

Other industries include: Energy, Agribusiness, Healthcare, Restaurant/Retail, and Transportation.


SG Aerospace and JFS LLC Named Colorado Companies to Watch Award Winners

Two Grand Junction-based companies, SG Aerospace & Gas and JFS LLC, have been named Colorado Companies to Watch Award winners. Since 2009, Colorado Companies to Watch has honored the critical, yet often overlooked, second-stage companies from throughout the state for their undeniable impact on our communities through job creation, investment, and pioneering innovation within their respective industries.

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GJEP Releases 2023 Economic Impact Report

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) has released its 2023 Annual Report detailing the organization’s economic impact, activity over the past year, and strategic goals. The report provides a look into Mesa County’s economy and insight into the region’s direction for future growth.

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GJEP continues to pick up momentum as we host prospect site visits, submit incentive applications, and promote the region through targeted marketing efforts and events.

Here are a few highlights we’re celebrating in 2023:

  • Costco Wholesale selects Grand Junction as newest location
  • Skyhook Solar approved for the Rural Jump Start Program and selects Grand Junction as headquarters
  • OakStar Bank announces plans to build at the Riverfront at Las Colonias
  • Spartan Drill Tools approved for Rural Jump Start Program with their Grand Junction expansion 
  • GJEP joins a consortium of local leaders to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Commerce for tech hub designation
  • GJEP awarded grant funding to expand proactive recruitment efforts through ZOMA Foundation and OEDIT
  • Launching The Colorado West Global Landing Pad Program in partnership with the Business Incubator Center
  • Launching “Opportunity Awaits in Grand Junction” video highlighting Opportunity Zones in the region
  • Western Colorado Economic Summit returns to Colorado Mesa University with a record number of attendees
  • Welcome Wagon connects 14 newbies with locals and hosts a variety of networking events

    ongoing efforts


    Targeted Marketing


    jump-start tax credit program


    Employee Relocation Support


    real estate development support

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