CLUB 20 2018 FALL CONFERENCE

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.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOR THE WESTERN SLOPE

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.

PROMOTING MORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE WESTERN SLOPE

Lawmakers and other key officials discuss ways to promote more economic development on the Western Slope.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OUTDOOR RECREATION SECTOR

Officials describe the importance of Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry and how the state should continue to promote its growth.

THE ROLL OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN DRIVING ECONOMIC GROWTH

Officials discuss the vital role that small businesses play in boosting the economy in rural areas of Colorado.

PROTECTING COLORADO'S WATER SUPPLY

Officials outline their position on the Colorado Water Plan.

FUTURE OF THE WESTERN SLOPE

Officials outline their vision for the future of the Western Slope.