JumpStart Mesa County

 ~ offering new and expanding businesses key tax benefits to help you grow and succeed.

Jump-Start Mesa County is part of a statewide effort to spur employment and grow rural economies in Colorado. The idea was born right here in Grand Junction, Mesa County (aka Colorado’s Grand Valley) – and 15 of 16 Jump-Start participants now operate in the region. As a qualifying startup or expanding business, you are not only eligible for expansive tax credits, but you will gain access to a powerful support network through our close-knit business community and your local academic partner, Colorado Mesa University.

Click through the links below to learn more about Jump-Start Mesa County and how to apply.

No state income taxes for employees. No sales taxes, property taxes, business taxes or corporate taxes for qualifying businesses for a minimum of four years – and the opportunity to extend for another 4 years.

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Colorado Mesa University will connect you to the best and brightest in Mesa County. Source skilled employees. Take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities like the new on-campus innovation center. Tap into the business and technology skill-set at the University, or partner with more hands-on talent in welding, machining and process systems technology, to name a few, at the Western Colorado Community College.  Visit CMU
The Grand Junction Economic Partnership is the official economic development agency for Mesa County and your business resource to the region. We’re a one-stop data shop. We are your gateway to the local business community. We can help you discover the right location, the best talent and all of the incentives available to you.

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Your Business May Be Eligible If:

  • it is a startup, new division, new joint venture or otherwise new business to the State of Colorado.
  • it creates a minimum of 3 new jobs in Mesa County.
  • you are not moving existing jobs away from another part of the state.
  • it does not directly compete with the core functions of an existing business in the state.
  • it adds to our economic base and exports goods or services outside of Mesa County.

Contact the Grand Junction Economic Partnership to see if your business is eligible.

How to Apply:

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade is now accepting applications. To begin the application process, please visit Choose Colorado and sign up for an account.

For help with your application, feel free to contact the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.

Why Mesa County, CO:

Located in Colorado’s Grand Valley, businesses benefit from a skilled labor pool and advanced infrastructure. We offer easy access by air, rail or highway. We’ve got world-class healthcare, year-round sunshine, big-city amenities and our outdoor recreation is out of this world. Best of all, since the pioneers of the Wild West, we have embraced a spirit of entrepreneurship.

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All applications for participation in Rural Jump-Start will be submitted via a formal online process, reviewed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and will require approval by the Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC). Anyone wishing for information about the Rural Jump-Start program should contact Ken Jensen at OEDIT at 303-892-3743, https://choosecolorado.com/doing-business/incentives-financing/rural-jump-start-program/

Current and Past Jump Start Mesa County Participants

Adaptive Towers  | Certek Heating | Colorado Clear | Dude Solutions | FHE USA LLC | Growanything Foundation/Hydropot/REBCO Enterprises | GeoStabilization International (GSI) | Jabil Lewis Engineering | KAART | Pierce Irrigation | Phoenix Haus | ProStar Geocorp | Qmast LLC |
Rocky Mountain Manufacturing | TSW Analytical | Violet Gro | Visual Globe

Colorado’s Grand Valley – the Next Tech Hub

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Latest Jump Start Mesa County News

2402, 2020

Violet Gro Opens HQ in Grand Junction

Last week, Violet Gro held a grand opening for its new headquarters in Grand Junction. The company spun off from a Florida-based LED lighting company, Violet Defense Group, which has been working diligently with local