Target Industries


Investing in the diversity of industries and embracing new markets led us to where we are today and who we want to become tomorrow. Industries from outdoor recreation to aerospace and advanced manufacturing are shaping the Grand Junction area into a vibrant and thriving regional hub.

Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing  

Tech-minded manufacturers are answering Colorado’s call. With contracts from Lockheed Martin, payrolls of over $18 million, and Aerospace/Electronics Manufacturer of the Year accolades, the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries are thriving in the Grand Junction area.  

Health and Medical Care 

Grand Junction is a healthcare hub, with five hospitals, numerous medical facilities, and a homegrown talent pool from Colorado Mesa University. The area is recognized for serving half a million residents from Western Colorado into Utah and Wyoming annually.  

Energy and Renewables 

Bountiful natural resources and over 200 days of sunshine are just some of the reasons why major players in natural gas, cleantech, and renewables have flocked to the Grand Junction area. The region is home to the first-ever coal/solar demonstration array and Colorado’s first solar company. It is also the basecamp for the Piceance Basin, one of the largest gas resources in the country.  

Outdoor Recreation  

Our natural landscape is at the core of uniting industries and families in the region. The area’s mild climate, diverse terrain, and experienced industry network create the perfect blend of testing ground and playground for businesses in the outdoor recreation space. World class companies including DT Swiss, Leitner-Poma, Loki, and Mountain Racing Products are just some of the industry leaders that call Grand Junction home.  


The Grand Junction area is famous for its long tradition with fruits and farming, including our legendary wine country and Palisade peaches. Our mild climate, skilled workforce, and low taxes continue to attract business to the area including craft breweries, distilleries, farm-to-fork operations, and agribusiness entrepreneurs staking their claim.  

Technology and Entrepreneurship  

Grand Junction offers the digital infrastructure and quality of life for new tech entrepreneurs, software developers, telecommunications firms, videographers, photographers, and graphic designers to thrive. We embrace cleantech and ag-tech startups that are eager to make the planet a better place.