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Situated in the Piceance Basin, with direct access to both domestic and international trade routes, Colorado’s Grand Valley is a stalwart in the U.S. energy industry.

The area’s ample supply of natural resources has attracted major players like Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Halliburton, numerous related suppliers, as well as pioneers in renewables and cleantech. Thanks to the Jump-Start tax credit program that launched in Mesa County in 2016,  energy-focused startups like ProStar Geocorp, GSI Energy and Qmast LLC are able to accelerate their business growth by locating in the region.

With an industry cluster that encompasses oil and natural gas, solar and wind power, and a growing technology community, the Grand Valley truly offers 360 degrees of energy.

The Grand Valley Energy Cluster

EIS Solutions | TWI Oilfield Fabrication | Shear Inc. | ProStar Geocorp | Atlasta Solar Center | Certek Heat Machine | Halliburton | Grand Valley Power | Xcel Energy | Terra Energy Partners | Exxon Mobile | Chevron | GSI Energy | Qmast LLC

ProStar Geocorp provides software solutions for energy and utilities businessMeet ProStar Geocorp , a pioneer in the energy technology space.  



Five reasons to locate your energy business in Colorado’s Grand Valley


In June 2016, the USGS estimated 66 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in western Colorado’s Mancos Shale Formation within the Piceance Basin.


Several energy entrepreneurs are enjoying a tax holiday in the Grand Valley thanks to the Jump Start Mesa County tax exempt program. See if your company is eligible. 
Cameo Solar, Grand Junction, CO


The Grand Valley has a legacy of innovation in energy, starting the first ever coal/solar demonstration array at the local Cameo station, operated by Xcel Energy.

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO - photo courtesy Ken Redding


Source talent locally from Colorado Mesa University, which offers a wide array of programs in engineering, environmental science and technology,  geosciences and energy management, to name a few.


Speaking of CMU, energy innovation starts at underground-level at the university, which is heated by a novel geo-exchange system. Learn more. 

Explore Grand Valley Energy & Renewables Industry Data

Download: GJEP Energy Industry Brochure
Download: Mesa County Workforce Center Industry Report on “Mining, Quarrying, Oil and Gas Extraction”
Download: GJEP White Paper on the Export Opportunities within the Piceance Basin

Industry News and Events

  • Grand Junction, Colo., home to the world's first hybrid solar-coal plant.

Mesa County Ranks Top 10 for Clean Energy Jobs

November 14, 2017 - Last month, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), released a report on Colorado Clean Jobs , which placed Mesa County 10th in the state for clean energy jobs. The national, nonpartisan group, which advocates for policies

  • Extraction activity is rolling around the Piceance Basin, Colorado's Grand Valley

Japanese Envoy in the Grand Valley, Talk LNG Export

August 31, 2017 - As an active participant in a Western Colorado energy delegation advocating for the completion of the pipeline project that will lead Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the Piceance Basin to the

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Reason 5: Ken Redding/Colorado Mesa University