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Colorado governor signs bill providing $15M to help coal-dependent workers, towns transition to clean energy

The law funding the state Office of Just Transition seeks to help those who lose their jobs as utilities increase their use of renewable energy

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New legislation sets the table to grow cleantech industry in the Grand Valley

The Colorado Legislature has finally ended a historically lengthy session. Surplus funds in the state coffers due to better-than-expected pandemic-era tax revenues, combined with sizable federal stimulus funds, led to an unprecedented number of grant-packed bills signed into law.

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Grand Junction could become the Grand Valley's Silicon Valley

The seeds are being set for a blossoming computer tech industry in Grand Junction, but the city is still a few years away from full bloom. Companies such as ProStar and Kaart are leading the charge in making the Grand Valley Western Colorado’s own, little Silicon Valley.

Grand Junction Economic Snapshot Feb. 2021

In March 2020, the Brookings Institution published a report predicting the cities whose economies would be most impacted by COVID. Grand Junction was #40 on that list.

The “Clean Economy Employment Now” Project

Clean economy job creation ideas for government leaders, sourced from top executives and policy experts, shared via a state-of-the-art database that empowers idea discovery and evaluation.

National Association of State Energy Officials 2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report

The U.S. Energy & Employment Report provides a unique window on the people who meet the nation’s energy needs, and identifies important trends and skill sets for the 21st Century energy workforce.

The Just Transition Fund

The Just Transition Fund is on a mission to create economic opportunity for the frontline communities and workers hardest hit by the transition away from coal.

The City of Grand Junction’s Long Range Community Development Plan

The Community Development Department initiates and facilitates long range planning efforts for the City. Over the years the City has adopted long range plans for the entire urban area, neighborhood planning areas, street corridors, area plans, subarea plans and overlay districts.

C-PACE financing sends a welcome message to business community

After a lengthy series of meetings and discussions between collaborating public and private representatives, Mesa County recently adopted the Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing option giving building owners and property developers access to affordable private-sector financing for the installation of energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy improvements (www.copace.com).

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