Last week, we were happy to announce that netPolarity, a Fortune 1,000 staffing firm from Silicon Valley had chosen Grand Junction for its second location. GJEP has worked closely with the company for the past year with multiple meetings both here and in California. We're excited to see our efforts, alongside the City of Grand Junction and multiple community partners, come to fruition. Read on for more about this coup and other exciting business news in Colorado's Grand Valley.

Robin Brown
GJEP Executive Director
Silicon Valley Firm to Open in Grand Junction
netPolarity Chose Grand Junction Over Locations in Utah and Iowa

"A Silicon Valley-based staffing firm will open a second location in Grand Junction, with plans to hire dozens of employees, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership announced today.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade approved $147,500 in incentives to help bring the company, netPolarity, to Grand Junction.

The company plans to hire 59 new employees in Grand Junction over the next four years. Those jobs are expected to pay an average annual wage of $42,508, which is equivalent to 102 percent of Mesa County's average annual wage."
local companies have all received some well-deserved recognition lately...
Grand Junction-based Networks Unlimited and Proximity Space, run by Brian Watson and Josh Hudnall at LAUNCHWestCO, have both been named finalists for the 2018 Colorado Companies to Watch. Learn more about this prestigious recognition here.
Aerial adventure firm Bonsai Design is the first company in Grand Junction, and the first in the outdoor recreation industry, to be admitted to the exclusive Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. Find out what it entails via NewsChannel 5 here.
Vintage Overland, makers of vintage-inspired teardrop trailers, have been recognized twice this year already. First, they were awarded "Emerging Manufacturer of the Year" by ColoradoBiz magazine and shortly after they made the top three finalists for "Outstanding Consumer & Lifestyle Brand" during the third annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards.

Learn more about Vintage Overland in this recent article by The Daily Sentinel.
The Colorado Office for Economic Development & International Trade recently approved two Grand Junction companies for the Strategic Fund Incentive program, which supports companies looking to expand or relocate to the state. Congratulations netPolarity and Lada Cube!

Learn more about funding opportunities in Colorado's Grand Valley here.
Call for Nominations: Economic Development Awards
Each year, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership awards an individual and a company that has had a particular impact on economic development efforts in our community. Awards will be handed out during a special ceremony at the Economic Summit luncheon.

The deadline to submit a nomination is May 4, 2018. Please visit for details.
Thank You to All Our Investors and Partners 
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
Advance Title Company |All Metals Welding | Alternative Board | Autopaychecks | Baldwin & Associates | Bechtel & Santo | Bellco Credit Union | Benges | Bighorn Consulting | Bonsai Design | 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