GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (August 3, 2021) – Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) Executive Director Robin Brown has resigned. Her last day with GJEP will be Friday, August 27, 2021.

Brown joined GJEP in December 2017 and has been instrumental in furthering several key economic development projects for the community – federal Opportunity Zones, Riverfront at Las Colonias business park and the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Grand Junction, to name a few. Under Brown’s leadership, GJEP saw a significant increase in business prospects, expansions and relocations, which has resulted in over 100 new jobs and a total economic impact of nearly $50 million for the Grand Valley.

“I want to thank Robin for her vision, her drive and her commitment to GJEP’s mission over the last several years,” said GJEP Board Chairman Mike Sneddon. “During her tenure, Robin navigated one of the most difficult times not only for our community but across the country and the world – and Mesa County has served as an exemplar of economic resiliency and ingenuity throughout the pandemic.”

“GJEP has numerous exciting prospects and projects in the pipeline, for which Robin has laid a strong foundation,” continued Sneddon. “We are confident in our ability to find a strong successor and to continue the great work Robin started. And we look forward to continuing to work with Robin in her new capacity.” 

Brown has accepted a new position as Foundation CEO/VP of Development for Colorado Mesa University. The GJEP Board of Directors will begin an immediate search for her replacement.

Media Contact:
Cilia Kohn
Grand Junction Economic Partnership
P: 720.272.1777


About the Grand Junction Economic Partnership
The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) works to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the Grand Junction area by supporting high-impact capital investment and job creation. GJEP is a single stop for businesses looking to relocate or expand in the cities of Grand Junction and Fruita, the Town of Palisade and surrounding communities of Colorado’s Grand Valley (Mesa County). Operating as a 501(c)3, GJEP offers free services that connect businesses with realtors, developers, workforce, local leadership and more. GJEP also provides guidance on incentive programs, such as the Rural Jump-Start Tax Credit and Opportunity Zones. Join us in the New West – visit for more information.