Monday, May 4, 2020

Economic Development Week is May 4-9, 2020

Diane Schwenke, President of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, accepts the Economic Development Week Proclamation presented by the Board of Mesa County Commissioners during the public hearing on Monday, May 4.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed May 4-9, 2020, as Economic Development Week and reminded individuals of the importance of this community celebration, which supports the expansion of career opportunities.

Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth, and provide a stable tax base.

Economic Development Week is May 4-9, 2020, in Mesa County.


Economic developers are engaged in a wide variety of settings, including rural and urban, local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions.

Diane Schwenke, President of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, gives thanks to the Board of Mesa County Commissioners for proclaiming May 4-9, 2020, as Economic Development Week.

Several local economic development entities have formed the Mesa County Economic Development First Responders team to collectively work together to help facilitate the economic road to recovery.

The group has been compiling a 20 for 2020 list of needed infrastructure projects that could assist with putting people back to work and improving our economic development prospects.

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