Proximity Space receives additional funding

Proximity Space, a Western Colorado firm that supplies software and hardware to manage coworking spaces, has received additional funding under federal tax legislation promoting investments in low-income areas. “This important investment in our current fund-raising round further accelerates the growth of our network and allows us to broaden our reach to more coworking spaces, entrepreneurs […]

From bacteria to bricks: Microbes used for building materials

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed a new approach to designing more sustainable buildings — with help from some of the tiniest contractors out there. In a study published in the journal Matter, engineer Wil Srubar and his colleagues described their strategies for using bacteria to develop building materials that live […]

New administrator takes charge at SBA

A woman who’s worked as an executive in both the public and private sectors takes over a federal agency that assists small businesses. Jovita Carranza was sworn in as the 26th administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. President Donald Trump nominated Carranza to lead the SBA while she was serving as treasurer of the […]

Proposals sought for startup week events

Proposals are sought for an upcoming event promoting entrepreneurial endeavors in Western Colorado. Ideas for panels, workshops, tours and other events at the 2020 Techstars Startup Week West Slope will be accepted through Feb. 28. Proposals should be submitted using an online form available at An organizing team will make selections by early April. […]

Go Code kickoff event set for Grand Junction

A kickoff event is scheduled in Grand Junction for an annual competition that challenges teams to turn public information into business applications and insights. The Go Code Colorado kickoff event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Factory coworking space in the Maverick Innovation Center at Colorado Mesa University, 730 Mesa […]

Colorado no longer trucking ahead in U-Haul ranking

Colorado has dropped 26 spots in the latest analysis of national migration trends based on U-Haul truck rentals. Within Colorado, Grand Junction ranks among the cities deemed break-even markets with an equal number of trucks arriving and departing. Colorado dropped from 16th to 42nd in the 2019 analysis conducted by U-Haul. U-Haul bases the ranking […]

Russell Stover plans to close Montrose facilities

Russell Stover Chocolates has announced changes that will include the closure of its production facility in Montrose in the spring of 2021. The company also plans to close what it described as “low-traffic” stores over the course of the next year, including the retail outlet in Montrose. A total of about 400 positions will be […]

Entrepreneur applies skills to college application process

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jana Thomas believes there’s a convergence between wild excitement and calm peace. It’s the place where audacious aspirations combine with confident determination to turn dreams into reality. “This is where life should be,” she said. Wild peace is a concept after which Thomas has named her venture and one she […]

Business aligns operations with automotive tech

Business aligns operations with automotive tech

Phil Castle, The Business Times There’s more to installing a windshield than ensuring a good fit. Increasingly sophisticated safety systems with cameras mounted to windshields require not only precise placement, but also careful calibration. It’s an exacting service two Grand Junction entrepreneurs provide through a business they opened. While their operation aligns with technological changes […]

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