GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (November 22, 2021) – Last week, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) announced its latest effort to support a growing digital economy and remote workforce on the western slope: WorkRemoteCO.com
“The website is a digital destination for remote employers and job seekers in the Grand Valley,” said Cilia Kohn, GJEP Director of Marketing and Communications. “If you want to work remotely, this is a place where you can learn about employers, find job opportunities and explore community resources. If you are an employer, we want you to be able to use this as a tool to recruit and grow your remote workforce.”
The website currently features three local employers that are actively recruiting for remote and hybrid roles: Cloudrise, Pax8 and ProStar. In addition, it serves up several links to job boards that focus on remote opportunities. Employers that are interested in being featured on the site should reach out to GJEP via the contact form on the site.
Beyond job opportunities, WorkRemoteCO.com aims to showcase the many benefits of working remotely from Colorado’s Grand Valley, from a more affordable cost of living and doing business to a more covetable lifestyle inspired by its stunning outdoors. For employers, there is more information about the state’s Location Neutral Employee (LONE) incentive program, which provides cash incentives to eligible companies that hire remote workers in certain parts of Colorado, like Mesa County.
For current and aspiring remote workers, the site lists organizations, events and coworking spaces that can provide support and a sense of community. It also highlights GJEP’s Welcome Wagon, a program that debuted earlier this year to help integrate new residents in the Grand Valley by matching them with local ambassadors and hosting a series of events where they can learn more about the community and network with other newcomers and locals. The first-year cohort has several remote workers among its new residents.
In the future, GJEP hopes to expand WorkRemoteCO.com with a digital community where remote workers can post their profiles, connect with each other organically, and share events and opportunities. In the coming weeks, GJEP also plans to launch a blog on the site that will share more tips, new and fresh job openings with the remote work community.
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, Location-Neutral Employee Incentive and Opportunity Zones. Explore the New West – visit www.gjep.org for more information.
Grand Junction Economic Partnership