January 2021 Business Bulletin
Happy New Year!

If you follow my column in The Daily Sentinel, you know that despite all the challenges last year presented, it was overall a strong year for local economic development. If the first few weeks are any sign, 2021 will be even better.

We jump into the New Year with a couple of great stories from our local businesses and more relief underway for those impacted by the pandemic.

Happy Reading,
Robin Brown
GJEP Executive Director
By the Numbers
Latest News
ProStar, a world leader in precision mapping solutions, is the first company in the Grand Valley to go public. The company started trading publicly on the Toronto Exchange last week.

After a successful fundraising round, bike rack manufacturer QuikRStuff installed new CNC machines at its Grand Junction factory last week, allowing the startup to officially kick off its much-awaited next product run.

More COVID-19 Business Relief

The federal Paycheck Protection Program relaunched last week with new funding for first-time and second-draw borrowers. Locally, Mesa County has launched a Small Business Relief Program, offering one-time relief payments to businesses impacted by the pandemic. Visit our website for information and links to both programs and more COVID-19 business relief sources.
GJEP Welcomes 2021 Board
Yesterday, GJEP added two new members to our board: Brad McCloud of Xcel Energy and Mesa County Commissioner Cody Davis - welcome!

We also welcomed board members Mike Sneddon, Karen Troester and Chris Thomas to our executive team, and look forward to their leadership this year.

We wish to thank outgoing chair Quint Shear and everyone who served on the 2020 board for all of your guidance and support. Thank you!