What’s ahead? Outlook for Mesa County upbeat »

A closer look at such indicators as tax collections, real estate activity and more optimistic expectations for improving business conditions offer a more upbeat economic outlook for Mesa County in 2015, local officials say. (Business Times photo illustration by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Higher tax collections, increasing real estate activity and more upbeat expectations for business conditions are among the signs pointing toward  an improving economy in Mesa County in 2015, officials say. It’s no longer so much a question if growth will…

Dec 17 2014 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Educational experience: Instruction and activities combine at CMU »

Anna McEndree, a senior at Colorado Mesa University, works at the Point, a pub that affords students experiences in various aspects of managing a small business. The operation is part of the educational process at CMU. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Patrick Wall says he’s learned a lot from his business courses at Colorado Mesa University, but even more from the various entrepreneurial activities in which he’s been involved. Wall works at the Point, a student-run pub on the CMU campus…

Dec 3 2014 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Happy holidays? Shopping forecast upbeat »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Diane Schwenke has high hopes for what really could be the most wonderful time of the year for Grand Valley businesses. Local sales tax collections, a key indicator of retail activity, continue to increase. Moreover, consumers have regained a level…

Nov 19 2014 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Check it out: Libraries encourage businesses to tap resources »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Dick Kandiko wanted to conduct some research on the millennial generation, the members of which constitute the target market for the birthing center he helps manage in Grand Junction. Kandiko tapped the free resources offered at the Mesa County Libraries,…

Nov 4 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Community effort: Construction finally under way on new hospital »

Phil Castle,  The Business Times Chris Thomas heralds the long-anticipated construction of a new Community Hospital in Grand Junction with a single word: finally. There’s been a benefit, though, to the nearly decade-long wait. And that’s been ample time to design a facility from scratch…

Oct 21 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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Open house set for monument facility

An open house has been scheduled to offer information about a plaza and education center proposed for a site near the east entrance to the Colorado National Monument…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »
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