December 13, 2018 – The CU Leeds School of Business has just released the Colorado Business Economic Outlook for 2019, and the outlook is rosy, especially here in Mesa County. The Daily Sentinel reflects on the report:
“Five years ago the valley was flat on its back. As recently as 2015, economic output in the valley had contracted by 3 percent over the preceding five years. Even Pueblo had achieved respectable double-digit growth in that time frame. In 2013, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership’s big project was getting a local metals finishing operation certified in anodizing as a means of growing the local aerospace industry. That was before Rural Jump-Start Mesa County and Opportunity Zones and public-private partnerships started to materialize as game-changing tools.
Things have coalesced. In 2018, GJEP has had seven ‘wins,’ including luring a Silicon Valley-based global staffing firm to the Grand Valley and a well-known maker of bike racks and accessories — Rocky Mounts — from Boulder to the new business park at Las Colonias.”
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