Greetings!

GJEP is making moves in the tech sphere. Last month, we announced our new tech-focused business development manager, Mara Hardy. Last week, Mara and Greg Olson of the Growl Agency, represented the Grand Valley in the Silicon Valley at Startup Grind . This week, we stopped by the Go Code Colorado Kick-Off event at FACTORY and handed over the reigns to our Instagram account to local tech entrepreneur, Celeste Herron ( see her posts here ).

But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Expect more to come, including a community action plan and the launch of Techstars Startup Week West Slope in June! Check out this month's highlights - tech and otherwise - below.

Warm Regards,
Robin Brown
GJEP Executive Director
(970) 245-4332
Grand Junction Ranks Top 25 for High Tech GDP Growth!
The Milken Research Institute recently released its annual Best-Performing Cities rankings, which rates job growth in metros across the U.S. The report shows some positive progress for Grand Junction.

Opportunity Zones Get Dedicated Website
The State of Colorado has launched Invest in Colorado , a new website dedicated to Opportunity Zone projects across the state. Anyone can register and add their projects to the site.

SAVE THE DATE:
WESTERN COLORADO ECONOMIC SUMMIT RETURNS APRIL 19
The 4th Annual Western Colorado Economic Summit returns to Colorado Mesa University at an earlier date this year: April 19! We have combined forces with CMU's Student Showcase to provide you with even more engaging and interactive opportunities. Stay tuned for more information, including speakers and registration.

Interested in sponsoring the 2019 Western Colorado Economic Summit? Email us.
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