by Nancy Ruspil, MGC
Grand Junction is hot – and we’re not talking about summer temperatures. We’re talking about what’s been happening in our now-famous community. Seems like every other month a new jewel appears in Grand Junction’s crown. If you’ve ever wondered why people are eager to live here or do business here, take a glance at some of the recent kudos:
Forbes Top 25 List/2009 Best Small Places for Business and Careers – Coming in at a proud #24, Grand Junction was the only small metro area in Colorado to make it into this elite group!
Grand Junction’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 80% in the last decade, making it the 14th fastest growing in the U.S.
The 2009 Large Community of the Year was awarded to Grand Junction by the Economic Development Council of Colorado. The award is given to a community of more than 20,000 that demonstrates strong support for economic development.
Grand Junction tops the list of “recession-proof” communities in the U.S., according to a national report that compiled statistics from a 10-year period including three recessions.
Outdoor Life magazine honored Grand Junction by placing it in the top tier of U.S. sporting towns. Their list of the Top 200 ranked our community as #77. Rankings were based on quality of life factors, along with outdoor factors.
See why we’re proud to call Grand Junction home? Where’s your community? What’s going on there? Toot your horn. We’d love to hear it.