Try not to be surprised by these start-up costs
May 4th, 2022
It may seem hard to believe, but applications for new businesses in Colorado continue to outpace previous years. In Grand and Jackson counties, those applications are on par, but not exceeding, past r...
The economics of the Rainbow Family of Living Light
April 8th, 2022
There really is a business angle to the imminent return of the Rainbow Family of Living Light to Grand County this summer.Press reports and hearsay are stating that the Rainbow Family is planning a 50...
Early childcare is indeed community development
March 25th, 2022
Early childcare is an important aspect of economic development and community development.This simple reality is becoming increasingly clear in Grand County as employers continue to struggle with ongoi...
The Ukraine war and impacts on our little economy here
March 11th, 2022
Whatâ€™s the price of war here in isolated Grand County? Higher prices.Itâ€™s hard to imagine that the Vladimir Putinâ€™s war in Ukraine could have much of an impact half-a-world away high in the snow...
Grand Enterprise Initiative celebrates 10 years
February 4th, 2022
When I first took this job offering business management coaching in Grand County I was told by a business associate that I was on a foolâ€™s errand.He looked at me with a conspiratorial twist on his l...
Climate change bodes ill for our local economy
January 7th, 2022
As I sit here watching the snow dump on our already snowed-in landscape, I am reminded of the article written by John Meyer that ran in the Denver Post way back on November 27 of 2021.In the realm of ...
Grand River Aviation reflects business acumen
October 15th, 2021
In Grand County, smart public and private partnerships can spur new business and provide jobs.Thatâ€™s just what has happened with clients the Grand Enterprise Initiative worked with in Kremmling. Gra...
Public revenue growth is astounding
October 1st, 2021
Wow. Business, and public sector business, is booming in Grand County.And I donâ€™t write that as if I was a chamber of commerce, all-growth-is-good sort of booster. Iâ€™m just pointing it out, really...
Follow the money when it comes to mandates
September 17th, 2021
When it comes to mask and vaccination mandates, follow the money.Itâ€™s way too easy to blame these impositions on our lives as meddlesome government intrusions and myth-based molly-coddling. Itâ€™s t...
Population increase was disappointing
September 6th, 2021
They say demographics are destiny.Which makes me think that the low-population (comparatively) and low workforce numbers Grand County has been enduring for years are likely to continue. Iâ€™m referrin...
Helping people who want to be helped
August 20th, 2021
Itâ€™s just plain, flat-out counterintuitive.The last nine years of my work for the Grand Enterprise Initiative has put me and our team in contact with 460 entrepreneurs in Grand County. These are peo...
Evolving weather patterns and our economy
August 13th, 2021
Yeah, we all know the joke: Everybodyâ€™s talking about the weather but nobodyâ€™s doing anything about it.But first, consider these past, present and future changes in the weather that have happened ...