Leading Employers in Colorado’s Grand Valley

As the largest metro between Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah, Grand Junction and surrounding communities support numerous government workers, a healthy tourism industry and the largest school district on the Western slope. But the economic base in the Grand Valley is as diverse as our landscape, with businesses capitalizing on our abundant natural resources, location, outdoor access and business-friendly environment.

To see major employers and business intelligence by industry, visit the key industry pages. 

Top Employers in Mesa County (by # employees)

Mesa County Valley School District 51 | Education | 2785

St. Mary’s Hospital | Healthcare | 2448

Colorado Mesa University | Higher Education | 1086

Mesa County | Government | 1070

State of Colorado | Government | 1012

Community Hospital | Healthcare | 1000

VA Medical Center – Grand Junction | Services | 720

City of Grand Junction | Government | 652

Hilltop Community ResourcesHealthcare | 600

West Star Aviation | Aviation | 441

Mind Springs Health | Healthcare | 433

Rocky Mountain Health Plans | Healthcare | 407

HopeWest | Healthcare | 350

STRiVE | Nonprofit | 350

Primary Care Partners | Healthcare | 304

Family Health West  | Healthcare  | 282

Navarro | Technical & Professional Services | 263 

United Companies | Manufacturing | 232

Star Tek Inc. | Telecommunications | 203

Capco Inc. | Manufacturing  | 200

Union Pacific Railroad | Transportation | 175

Coors Tek Inc. | Manufacturing | 150

The Daily Sentinel | Media | 146

Reynolds Polymer Technology | Manufacturing | 125

Mantey Heights Rehab & Care | Healthcare | 100

Last update: April 2019 | Sourced from the organizations listed and D&B Hoovers database – data in italics not confirmed | Excludes retail and hospitality-related businesses