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Proposal to Move Denver Headquarters to Grand Junction

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Updated: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:45:19 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Representative Ray Scott is asking the Governor to consider moving a state agency from Denver to the western slope to improve the regions economy. The proposal is to relocate the Denver area headquarters for Colorado Parks and Wildlife to the Grand Junction area.

Scott believes a relocation of the headquarters is logical since the Denver headquarters is in need of a new facility. The one currently being used was built in 1979.

"The property in Denver is worth a lot of prime real estate. Where better to come than Grand Junction where prices are a little less, plenty of supplies, great airport, hotels. The typical number you work with is a times six fact. 200 jobs times six would be about 1,200 jobs in Grand Junction," said Representative Ray Scott.

Congressman Scott will be pursing a plan and discussing the idea again with the governor at the next economic summit six months from now.

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