A bicycle rack manufacturer plans to relocate its headquarters from Boulder to a business park under development in Grand Junction.
RockyMounts plans to move into new facilities near the Riverfront at Las Colonias Park, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership announced during an economic summit.
Robin Brown, executive director of GJEP, said RockyMounts joins other companies interested in the decreased costs and increased quality of life available in the Grand Valley. “Companies are growing tired of metropolitan areas and their long commutes, high real estate costs and congested neighborhoods. They want good business conditions without compromising on quality of life,” Brown said. “We believe we can offer that here in Colorado’s Grand Valley.”
RockyMounts manufactures a variety of racks and locks for bicycles as well as ski and cargo racks.
Bobby Noyes, founder and president of RockyMounts, said he was looking for a larger facility as well as a different location for his operation and staff. “Meeting with the GJEP earlier this year, there was a dynamic energy that was reminiscent of my early years launching this business. I saw an opportunity to be a part of a growing and vibrant community here in Grand Junction; build the headquarters I had always dreamed of; and to contribute to the improved quality of life for myself, my employees and the like-minded souls that call the Western Slope home.”
RockyMounts plans to relocate in the fall of 2019. The company will join a growing group of Grand Valley manufacturers making products for outdoor recreation, among them DT Swiss and Mountain Racing Products.
Bonsai Design — a company that designs, builds and installs adventure courses and zip lines for customers around the world — plans to become the anchor tenant of the 15-acre Riverfront at Las Colonias Park. Bonsai Design expects to invest $2 million in new facilities at the site, including a research and development facility that will include a zip line and challenge courses open to the public.
RockyMounts plans to allocate $30,000 to help construct a park amenity that will serve as a shared recreation opportunity for the community, park users and staffs of local businesses.
“We are thrilled to welcome RockyMounts to Grand Junction and Riverfront at Las Colonias Park,” said Grand Junction Mayor Barbara Traylor Smith. “This is exactly the type of business that we are working to attract to the business park — innovative, passionate about the outdoors and engaged in our community.”