“Connector” focusing on tech sector »

As business development manager at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, Mara Hardy focuses on the technology sector and works to not only bring new firms to Mesa County, but also help existing firms expand. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Mara Hardy has worked for most of her career at the intersections of different interests, pulling together people with dissimilar backgrounds, agendas and objectives for collaborative endeavors. It’s not surprising, then, Hardy describes her latest role as business development manager…

Mar 5 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Grow or slow? Professor and real estate executive share outlooks »

Nathan Perry, an economics professor at Colorado Mesa University, tracks regional indicators from his office on the CMU campus in Grand Junction. While the pace might slow, Perry expects growth to continue in 2019. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times The economic growth that’s occurred in Mesa County over the past two years might slow, but likely will continue, according to a college professor who tracks regional indicators. And while the energy and construction industries remain volatile, those sectors and…

Feb 20 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

Taxing matters: Reforms bring big changes to filing season »

Phil Castle, The Business Times      Tax season usually starts slowly, but Michael Brooks knows the pace of work will quicken as filing deadline nears. Brooks also expects the work will become all the more challenging this season in dealing with what he says…

Feb 6 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

New location helps organization help others »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Doug Sorter leads an impromptu tour through the building, pointing out various features along the way. Specially designed rooms offer places in which to conduct examinations and assessments. Meeting rooms and offices offer spaces for conferring with families. That’s not…

Feb 6 2019 / Leave A Comment / Read More »

What’s the matter? Grand Junction company supplies tanks for fundamental experiment »

Phil Castle, The Business Times Ten acrylic tanks manufactured in Grand Junction could help answer one of the most fundamental questions ever posed: What’s the universe made of? Reynolds Polymer Technology will provide the tanks for an experiment under construction nearly a mile under the Black…

Jan 23 2019 / Comments Off / Read More »
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