GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce is looking to help local businesses continue to grow in 2018, and the airport is at the top of the list.
In their 2018 business plan, the Chamber wants to make the Grand Junction Regional Airport a foreign trade zone.
They said this would help grow businesses that do trade internationally,
and it could even attract new businesses to the area. The Chamber said that it would take a while, but hope by the end of 2018 it could be a reality.
"The foreign trade zone in its simplest is a way we designate the Grand Junction Regional Airport as a port of entry, we have a customs officer and our companies can actually bring in goods and services," said Diane Schwenke, CEO Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.
the airport would need to get a customs agent and approval from congress and the governor.
we'll have a shortned version of their outlook on our website.