As you're reading this, GJEP is wrapping up another trip to Denver and the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Once again, we had over 20 Grand Valley delegates coming along to help us in our business recruitment efforts. We also partnered with Visit Grand Junction and the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission on an eye-catching marketing campaign that positions the Grand Valley as the place where all good Colorado things come together.

Read on to see where else we've made a splash recently...

Have a Grand Day,
Photo courtesy Randy Miller, Vitality Films - one of the 20-plus Grand Valley delegates at Outdoor Retailer 2018 Summer Market.
Robin Brown
GJEP Executive Director
CPR Learns Why Businesses Are Moving
to Grand Junction
After a stream of recent relocation announcements, Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner wanted to find out why more and more businesses are opting for Grand Junction and Colorado's Grand Valley over bigger, more metropolitan communities. Cost, workforce availability and lifestyle were some of the recurring themes in last week's Colorado Matters. Listen in here .
Mesa County Sets Example for Opportunity Zones Federal Tax Incentive
The newly enacted federal Opportunity Zone (OZ) program provides a federal tax incentive for private investors who support low-income urban and rural communities through private equity investments in businesses and real estate ventures. Numerous Colorado communities gathered in Denver recently to discuss how the incentive is best implemented in the state - with Mesa County as the exemplar.

14 census tracts have been identified as Opportunity Zones in Mesa County - the most in the state - and Rosecap Investments in Grand Junction has established one of the first OZ investment funds. GJEP is now leading efforts on a prospectus for how to attract more outside investments. Get more information on Opportunity Zones here .
Colorado's Grand Valley Flying High on
United Airlines
If you're on a United Airlines flight this month, be sure to flip through Hemisphere's magazine to the special Dossier on Colorado (or view it online here). The Grand Valley receives several mentions throughout the feature!
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
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