At the sold-out Western Colorado Economic Summit earlier this month, I had the distinct pleasure of welcoming not one, but two new businesses to Colorado's Grand Valley! RockyMounts and Violet Gro will join Timberleaf Trailers and NetPolarity, who relocated to Grand Junction earlier this year. Learn about these business moves and more below.

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RockyMounts Announces Move to Grand Junction
At the Western Colorado Economic Summit, bicycle rack systems and security specialist, RockyMounts, Inc. announced plans to relocate the company’s headquarters from Boulder to Riverfront at Las Colonias Park, the new business and recreational development on the banks of the Colorado River in Grand Junction.

Learn more about RockyMounts and the move here .
Violet Gro Launches West Slope Grow Collaborative for the Hemp Industry
Violet Gro, an agricultural LED lighting company, has announced the start of a local research consortium to evaluate and further the development of solutions that will incorporate the benefits of ultraviolet light into indoor growing of hemp. Violet Gro is a new division of Florida-based Violet Defense, which will locate in Grand Junction in the coming weeks. Read more about it here . 
Governor of Colorado Backs Grand Junction
Bureau of Land Management Headquarters
In a recent letter to Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, Gov. Hickenlooper expresses why Grand Junction would be the ideal location for the BLM headquarters. We'd like to thank the Governor and the several other Colorado elected officials and communities who have voiced their support for such a move!

The BLM administers 249.8 million acres of America’s public lands, located primarily in 12 western states. There’s no better place for the BLM to do that work than in Colorado's Grand Valley, where over 75% of our lands are public. Learn more at .
BLM Approves Palisade Plunge Trail
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management approved the development of the Palisade Plunge, a new 32-mile, single track trail that will descend 6,000 feet from the Grand Mesa into Palisade in Colorado's Grand Valley.

The project could infuse an estimated $2.5 million annually into the local economy.

See the story from KKCO 11 News for more information.
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GJEP has enlisted GIS Planning to help us provide a better database of available commercial real estate in Colorado's Grand Valley. Search hundreds of available sites and buildings and layer on detailed information about demographics, infrastructure, incentive zones and more to find the best location for your business. Visit the GJEP Sites and Buildings page  to explore. 
Thank You to All Our Investors and Partners
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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

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