GJ Ranks as a Top Sporting Town

June 2009 Outdoor Life magazine recently placed Grand Junction in the top tier of U.S. sporting towns. Their list of the Top 200 ranked Grand Junction as #77. “Outdoorsmen want world-class hunting and fishing, but like everyone else, they also want to have a high quality life,” says Outdoor Life Editor-in-Chief Todd Smith. “The towns …

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Grand Junction Ranks in Top 10 – Best Cities to Do Business

Where are the Best Cities to Do Business? by Joel Kotkin 07/11/2008 newgeography.com Three of the top 11 big metro areas in the region between the foggy West Coast and the high mountains, including Salt Lake City (No. 3), Seattle (No. 10) and Portland, Ore. (No. 11), all gained ground. This ascendancy was even more …

Grand Junction Ranks 2nd for Best Cities for Job Growth

2009 How We Pick the Best Cities for Job Growth By Michael Shires newgeography.com This year's rankings continue the methodology used last year, which emphasizes the robustness of a region's growth and allows the rankings to include all of the metropolitan statistical areas for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports monthly employment data. They …

Grand Junction listed as “The Best Place to Avoid a Recession”

The Best Places to Avoid a Recession by Mark Hovind 06/04/2009 newgeography.com Would you like to avoid recessions altogether? You can come close if you live in the right place. This report looks at the period January 1991 through April 2009 – a period of 220 months that includes three recessions. Since employment rises and …