Investing in diversity of industries and embracing new markets led us to where we are today and who we want to become tomorrow. Industries from outdoor recreation to aerospace are shaping the Grand Valley into a vibrant and thriving regional hub of the future.
Key Industries in Colorado’s grand valley
Aerospace & Advanced
Tech-minded manufacturers are answering the Grand Valley’s call. With contracts from Lockheed Martin, payrolls of over $18 million, and Aerospace/Electronics Manufacturer of the Year accolades, the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries are thriving in the New West.
The New West is famous for its long tradition with fruits and farming, including our legendary wine country and Palisade peaches. Our mild climate, skilled workforce and low taxes continue to attract businesses to the area: craft breweries, distilleries, farm-to-fork operations, and agribusiness entrepreneurs are all staking their claim on the New West.
Energy and Renewables
Bountiful natural resources and over 200 days of sunshine are just some of the reasons why major players in natural gas, cleantech and renewables flock to the Grand Valley. The New West is home to the first-ever coal/solar demonstration array and Colorado’s first-ever solar company, Atlasta Solar Center. It is also basecamp for the Piceance Basin, one of the largest gas resources in the country.
Health and Medical Care
With five hospitals, numerous medical facilities, and a homegrown talent pool from Colorado Mesa University, the Grand Valley is a recognized healthcare hub for the mountain region, serving a half million residents from Western Colorado into Utah and Wyoming.
Uniting our industries and families, our landscape is the breathtaking core of the Grand Valley. The New West’s mild climate, diverse terrain and experienced industry network, create the perfect blend of testing ground and playground. DT Swiss, Leitner-Poma, Loki, and Mountain Racing Products are just some of the outdoor specialists that call the Grand Valley home.
The Grand Valley is the place where the outdoors meets innovation and digital infrastructure. We offer an environment that provides the foundation for tech entrepreneurs, software developers, telecommunications firms, videographers, photographers and graphic designers to thrive. We embrace cleantech and agtech startups that are eager to make the planet a better place.
grand valley success stories
Born and bred in Western Colorado, Loki was conceived during a snowstorm in 1990. The outdoor apparel manufacturer creates innovative clothing that adapts to changing weather, perfect for Grand Valley adventuring.
When Kevin Molick outgrew his manufacturing facility in Denver a few years ago, Front Range real estate costs presented a major hurdle for the fast-growing teardrop trailer business. So, Kevin and his wife uprooted from their home of 40 years and moved to the Grand Valley. Today, Timberleaf Trailers is on the move again. Having outgrown their original Grand Junction facility, they are building a new 9,500 sq.ft. facility from scratch.
Growing up with severe allergies and breathing issues, Bill McDonald set on a path to build healthier houses – and Phoenix Haus was born. Follow the company’s path from Michigan startup to West Slope pioneer.