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Community Hospital earns higher trauma rating

Community Hospital has been designated a Level III trauma center, meaning the Grand Junction hospital can treat patients with more severe conditions, including those transported from facilities with lower designations. The trauma division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced the designation of Community Hospital has been upgraded from Level IV to […]

Grand Junction teams advance to Go Code finals

Two teams have advanced from a regional competition in Grand Junction to vie in the statewide finals of an annual business startup competition. A team that proposed a platform to connect idle equipment and workers to the oil and natural gas companies that need them was selected to advance from the Go Code Colorado event […]

Energy Smart Contractor Expo planned

An upcoming event in Glenwood Springs will offer information about the latest trends in energy efficiency in construction. The Energy Smart Contractor Expo is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St. Admission is $20 in advance or $30 at the door, which covers workshops, morning refreshments […]

LinkedIn offers resources

Are you using LinkedIn? If not, you could be missing out on an incredible opportunity for networking, recruiting, job positing and branding yourself and business. Since moving to Grand Junction two years ago from Denver, I’ve been surprised at how little LinkedIn is used.  As a recruiter and case manager helping veterans and their spouses […]

Grand Valley tax reports reflect gains and pains

Phil Castle, The Business Times Sales and use tax collections have increased in Mesa County for the first time in four months on more purchases of automobiles and home improvement supplies. While the gain is encouraging, one month doesn’t constitute a trend, said Eleanor Thomas, county budget manager. “I think we need to wait and […]

Index slips, but small business optimism remains high

An index tracking optimism among small business owners has slipped, but remains at an historically high level. The National Federation of Independent Business reported that its Small Business Optimism Index declined six-tenths of a point in March. But at 104.7, the index remains near its highest level in more than a decade. “By historical standards, […]

Registration under way for Western Colorado economic summit

Registration is under way for an economic summit in Western Colorado that will address a range of issues and also offer participants a chance to set for goals for economic development. The Grand Junction Economic Partnership has scheduled  the summit for June 6 at Colorado Mesa University. The day-long event will include breakfast and luncheon […]

CMU survey results reflect regional differences of opinion

Coloradans’ views on the economy, energy development and other subjects depends in part on where they live, according to the results of a statewide survey conducted at Colorado Mesa University. People from the Denver metropolitan region were more upbeat than those on the Western Slope in their assessments of economic, labor and business conditions. West […]

U.S. jobless rate falls to 10-year low despite small payroll gain

Job growth has decelerated in the United States with the smallest monthly payroll gain in nearly a year. At the same time, though, the national unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a decade. The Department of Labor reported mixed news in its latest statistical snapshot, estimating an increase of 98,000 in […]

2017 off to fast start for Mesa County real estate market

Phil Castle, The Business Times Increasing real estate activity during the first quarter constitutes a fast start for what could end as the best year for the Mesa County market in nearly a decade. “This is going to be a banner year,” said Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction. Annette […]


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