State of the Valley Luncheon reflects progress during pandemic


Members of local government come together as a panel to discuss many topics with staff across Mesa County. Making up 130 people in attendance, that impact the health and success of our business community.

Major conversations include attainable housing, reflection on local economy, and how cities and towns of Mesa County maintained revenue and productivity with restrictions from the pandemic. Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce is proud of the work done in the past year and are eager for what the summer has to bring.

“As economies grow, so do the coffers of our local government, so they’re able to turn around and provide services back to us,” Diane Schwenke discusses, “We are all really excited to see a return to normal. I’m not even to see the new normal, we’re going to see a return to normal this summer in the Grand Valley both for people visiting us and people who live here.”

On top of what’s described as one of the Grand Valley’s largest business meetings held face to face this year. Leaders unanimously agree on a benefit from the pandemic is utilizing technology to communicate among each other along with those further away.

An intent to continue progress while merging out the pandemic is included for the agenda this summer.

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