The Colorado Department of Local Affairs projects the Grand Valley to grow faster than the Front Range over the next 25 years. Most growth has come in unincorporated areas of the Grand Valley, increasing demand to extend urban health care services to rural areas.
Mesa State College makes life better in Western Colorado. The college offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs to residents of Grand Junction and neighboring communities. Nine out of 10 Mesa State graduates are Colorado residents, and eight out of 10 live and work in Colorado after graduation.