Recently, Club 20 held its annual Fall Conference and Debate in Grand Junction, Colorado. The gathering provided members the opportunity to engage with local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials.
The topics of discussion included efforts to boost economic development, the importance of the state’s outdoor recreation industry, opportunities to improve Colorado’s education system and approaches to protect and manage the state’s water supply.
Colorado is boasting robust economic growth indicators. However, those same figures show the Western Slope has not benefitted as much from the state’s economic successes. Officials point to several key challenges that may have stymied economic recovery in the state’s rural areas.
Lawmakers and other key officials discuss ways to promote more economic development on the Western Slope.
Officials describe the importance of Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry and how the state should continue to promote its growth.
Officials discuss the vital role that small businesses play in boosting the economy in rural areas of Colorado.
Officials outline their position on the Colorado Water Plan.
Officials outline their vision for the future of the Western Slope.