Speaker: Business climate is ripe

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John Frank, senior vice president for industrial and advanced technology company CH2M HILL, was the keynote speaker at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership 2014 annual meeting at Two Rivers Convention Center on Monday afternoon.


Unified effort will bring in the best jobs, leaders told

The Grand Junction metropolitan area needs to increase arrivals at Grand Junction Regional Airport, upgrade smart phone infrastructure and speak with one voice if it hopes to recruit to the area companies that generate high-paying jobs and steady tax revenue, according to an executive with a Front Range-based international construction firm.
Speaking with one voice might be the toughest of the three to accomplish, but it is crucial for success, said John Frank, senior vice president at CH2M HILL, an engineering and construction firm headquartered in Englewood.

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The city of Rifle and Garfield County plan to make a pitch to be home to an aerial firefighting research center to be created as part of legislation carried by state Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction. “We truly believe we’re an ideal location,” Kimberly Bullen, Rifle’s government affairs coordinator, told Garfield County commissioners Monday.


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