Good Morning,

Earlier this month, I was honored to receive a check from the City of Grand Junction for $189,000 to support GJEP's mission. Overall, Grand Junction awarded nearly half a million dollars toward economic development efforts in the Grand Valley ( read about it here).

As a nonprofit, GJEP is dependent on this type of support to continue our efforts in bringing new business, more jobs and capital investments to our community. We are grateful to all our public partners and private investors for their generous contributions.

Thank you,
Mayor Taggart awards GJEP with funding toward our economic development efforts at City Council March 7.
Robin Brown
GJEP Executive Director
Outdoor Rec Business Park to Break Ground
The long-awaited business park and public recreational development in Las Colonias Park is set to break ground on March 30. The City of Grand Junction plans a celebration east of the new amphitheater from 4-6p.m.

The development is the result of a public-private partnership and investment of $30 million. Grand Junction-based Bonsai Design will be the anchor tenant and expects to move in next spring. Bonsai Design, catalyst behind this project, will also support GJEP in our efforts to recruit tenants for the business park.

As the City states on its website: "the ambitious plan for the Park will restore and enhance the banks of the Colorado River, celebrate the history of the area, provide access for trail use and passive recreation and create a unique outdoor events venue with a regional draw. In addition to the economic benefits of the recreational park as a regional draw, the Business Park will provide a desirable setting for the attraction and retention of Outdoor Recreation Industries that will strengthen the Valley’s economic growth and diversification."

View the masterplan for Riverfront at Las Colonias Park here . If you are interested in available sites at Riverfront, contact GJEP Deputy Director Steve Jozefczyk at (970) 245-4332, or email steve@gjep.org .
SAVE THE DATE:
2018 WESTERN COLORADO ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Colorado Mesa University - University Center Meyer Ballroom

We are pleased to bring back the Western Colorado Economic Summit for the third year. Expect more inspiring speakers, engaging conversations and creative solutions to your business and community concerns. 

Bookmark www.westcoeconomicsummit.com for speaker updates and registration information.
Thank You to All Our Investors and Partners 
PUBLIC PARTNERS
    CHAIRMAN CIRCLE  
    PARTNERS
    EXECUTIVES 
   CHAMPIONS 
Abstract & Title | ANB Bank | Armstrong Consultants | B&B Electric, Inc. | Bank of the San Juans | Bank of the West | Colorado Mesa University | Colorado PERA | Conquest Development | Dalby, Wendland & Co | Elam Construction | EmTech, Inc. | Family Health West | Grand Junction Pipe & Supply | Guild Mortgage | Hope West | HUB International | Land Title Guarantee Company | Mesa Mall | Networks Unlimited | ProSpace | RE/MAX 4000, Inc. | Rocky Mountain Sanitation| United Companies | Vectra Bank | Whitewater Building Material
FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS
Advance Title Company |All Metals Welding | Alternative Board | Autopaychecks | Baldwin & Associates | Bechtel & Santo | Bellco Credit Union | Benges | Bighorn Consulting | Bonsai Designs | Bray & CO | Canyon Electric | CAV's LLC | Cendera Funding | Century Link | Chamberlin Architects | Charity Meinhart Design | Charter Communications | Cherry Creek Mortgage | Ciavonne, Roberts & Associates, Inc. | Coldwell Banker | Colorado National Bank | Colorado West Insurance | CPC Solutions | Cranium 360 | Denny Granum | DT Swiss | Dover Real Estate Group | E & E Door and Window | Eagle Strategies | EC Electric | EIS Solutions | Express Employement Professionals | FBL & L Inc | Grand Junction Crystler Dodge Jeep Ram | Griff Larson Laiche & Wright | High Country Orchards | Home Care of the Grand Valley | Home Loan | Hoskin, Farina & Kampf | JG Management Systems | Joe Reed | John Williams | Kaine & Burke, PC | Mesa Moving & Storage | Mind Springs Health | Monument Health | Moody Insurance Company | Mountain Racing Products | Office Outfitters & Planning | Overhead Door | Powderhorn Mountain Resort | Prostar Geocorp | Refrigeration Hardware Supply | Rider & Quesenberry | River City Consultants | Scott & Lori McInnis/The Western Way | Servpro | Shear, Inc | Soronen, Donley & Patterson | Sun King Management Corp. |Taco Bell | Tillman & Pat Bishop | Timberline Bank | Trijay Ltd. | Wells Fargo Home Mortgage | Western Orthopedics & Sports Medicine | Wren Industries