October 20, 2016 – Last night, the Grand Junction City Council voted to amend a 2013 ordinance that prohibited marijuana testing. For GJEP, this constitutes a big win, as the ability to test marijuana played a key role in TSW Analytical’s decision to locate their U.S. headquarters in Grand Junction.

Australian-based TSW Analytical was one of the first to be accepted into the Rural Jump-Start tax relief program, a critical component of GJEP’s business recruitment efforts.  In an interview with KKCO News channel 11, Kristi said, “TSW Analytics is really one of those poster children for this program, and the type of company that we envisioned when we wrote the statute.”

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TSW Analytical supplies forensic and analytical chemistry services to clients across numerous fields, from mining and food processing to law enforcement and academia. It is considered a global leader in origin determination and authentication for food and now marijuana products. The company is one of seven businesses accepted into Colorado’s Jump-Start program, giving it the opportunity to operate virtually tax-free for up to eight years in Mesa County.

Learn more about the business tax holiday offered in Colorado’s Grand Valley.



Photo courtesy Felicia Lopes, Interorrain, Creative Commons, flickr.com.