Itâ€™s been a crazy but good year helping Grand County businesses
October 2nd, 2020
Once a year I like to take the time to update the community on how my work as Enterprise Facilitator with the Grand Enterprise Initiative is proceeding. And I must say, the last year has been a crazy ...
COVID clause may be like Santa Claus this year
September 11th, 2020
Business owners, business buyers and sellers and service providers may find some comfort this fall in discussing COVID clauses in connection with their operations.This could be especially true up here...
Tough to predict the future With COVID in our lives
August 28th, 2020
â€œItâ€™s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.â€That quote by Yogi Berra could be changed in our current times to read something like: â€œItâ€™s tough to make predictions, especial...
COVID accelerated Grand Lake book store closure
July 31st, 2020
Businesses come and go.Yet the hassles, hazards and uncertainties associated with the COVID pandemic are prompting some businesses finally decide to sell or close, probably at a rate higher than norma...
Anecdotally, a mini rush to Grand is on
July 20th, 2020
The word on the street is pretty convincing.More and more people than in past years are acting in ways that suggest they may want to live in Grand County more-or-less year-round. Which is to distingui...
On â€œpivot,â€ the trendy new word of the business class
June 5th, 2020
Pivot is the new darling word in the world of economic development as our business community eases out of COVID-19 closures and cutbacks to increased levels of commerce.Itâ€™s a good word nationally a...
On the passing of a true Grand County entrepreneur
May 22nd, 2020
Paul DiBello was a true Grand County entrepreneur. He was one of the first clients I worked with in my job as an Enterprise Facilitator for the Grand Enterprise Initiative.So I was saddened to learn o...
Grand economy takes a beating in wake of virus
April 17th, 2020
The numbers on initial unemployment claims from March in Grand County are in. They arenâ€™t pretty.As reported in the Denver Post by Aldo Svaldi, Grand County saw astronomical increases in weekly clai...
COVID-19 emergency help for small businesses in Grand County
March 20th, 2020
People involved with helping local businesses and economic development in Grand County have been working hard in the last few days to try and find potential relief for the countyâ€™s small businesses ...
Energy innovation highlights Grand Innovators event -Or-Energy innovation event Puts local self-deprecation to rest-Or-Energy innovation event shows We have much to be proud of
September 20th, 2019
Itâ€™s pretty easy for us locals to beat ourselves up.We can think that just because Grand County is located high in the hinterlands of Colorado thereâ€™s not much of anything new, innovative, green o...
County economic summit will enlighten
September 6th, 2019
We live in a day and age when many people instinctively believe that a perceived â€œfactâ€ that supports their bias is the truth.Therefore, itâ€™s easy for people who dislike our current president to...
Finding employees is a national issue -Or -A paycheck without working would be nice
August 23rd, 2019
A famous French comedian offered this quip in one of his routines about work.â€œThey keep saying everybody out there in the world wants jobs,â€ heâ€™d say as part of his routine. â€œBut not me. I jus...