Chamber of Commerce plans to stimulate local economy

By: Ashley Prchal Email
By: Ashley Prchal Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - With businesses on Main Street nervous about losing foot traffic, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has cooked up a plan to help stimulate the local economy.

The plan encourages the government to hire locally, businesses to spend with tax incentives, local businesses to reward shoppers who spend a certain amount and collaborate what employers need with what skills the Workforce Center should be teaching.

"What were hoping is that this will help jump start our economic activity for 2010 and ultimately the outcome that we'd like to see is more job creation and more opportunity to buy homes and an increase in sales," says Diane Schwenke, president of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.

The plan to stimulate the economy in the Grand Valley was adopted Dec. 18 and is scheduled to be implemented Jan. 1.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 80302152 - nbc11news.com/a?a=80302152
Gray Television, Inc.