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March 12, 2015

Legislative Days at the Capitol Recap
Nearly 40 GJACC members joined us on the 22nd Annual Legislative Days at the Capitol last week. We had the pleasure of spending time with our local legislators Sen. Scott, Rep. Thurlow and Rep. Willett. In addition, this group of GJACC members heard from a wide array of speakers including Governor Hickenlooper, Executive Director of the CO Department of Public Safety Stan Hilkey and Executive Director of the CO Department of Natural Resources Mike King, just to name a few. We enjoyed a nice dinner at the Broker Restaurant, saw the legislature in action and had the least uneventful trip home to date. Click here to view a short video to recap the trip. 

Quarterly Membership Luncheon to Feature Grand Junction City Council Candidates
Are you trying to decide who you will vote for in the upcoming Grand Junction City Council Election? Utilize this great opportunity to ask questions and hear from all seven Grand Junction City Council Candidates at our Quarterly Membership Luncheon. It will take place THIS MONDAY, March 16th at noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton. To register for lunch, click here.

Governor Discusses Tax Free Zone Concept
At the Grand Junction Legislative Days at the Capitol last week Governor Hickenlooper discussed a concept presented to him by Tim Foster and Jay Seaton that helps economically distressed areas of the state provide tax incentives to businesses. The concept is based on a New York Model. For more details of that effort click here

Workforce Bills Introduced
A press conference was held last week to introduce a slate of workforce development bills aimed at incentivizing workers to seek training in occupations with a high demand for workers among other things. To view information about these bills click here.

Legislative Video Conference
Would you like to hear directly from your legislators on happenings at the Capitol or are you interested in delving into legislation that impacts your business? Then please join us at our next Legislative Videoconference Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00am in the Gallegos Board Room at Colorado Mesa University. Thank you to meeting sponsor Rocky Mountain Health Plans. 

To view all the bills that the Chamber is currently tracking click here.


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