Downtown Business Recruitment
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION,Colo. On Wednesday, the Grand Junction Business Improvement District proposed a $325,000 budget plan to the Grand Junction City Council.
The Business Improvement District say they provided surveys to local businesses to find out what will rank the highest in this years budget for future projects.
Officials say this year's budget is focused on similar projects like special events and marketing.
Business District officials are hoping for future projects focusing on business recruitment for some vacant spaces throughout downtown.
"But business recruitment is a common thing that many BIDS do that, we currently do not and that was an area that’s kind of ranked high in people’s responses. We are just beginning to look at what that all means as far as what would be the target, would that have a retail focus, would that have an office focus an employee focus,” Business Improvement District Director Harry Weiss.
"For one thing we want to be the gateway to the Colorado National Monument, when it becomes a national park. We're really working hard on that. We're trying to encourage other business improvement people in the valley to help with that but we haven't had much luck yet,” said Downtown Business Owner Ron Maupin.
Officials say other potential use of the funds for downtown includes more security and more maintenance.