The governor's speech focused on job growth and creation.
He began his address with a fact, stating that the unemployment rate in Mesa County has gone from 9.6 to 8.1 per cent from 2011 to 2012.
He said it was the hard work of people here in Grand Junction that's reflected in those numbers.
The point he emphasized was the idea that businesses should work together, to make our state more attractive to other companies and help to further develop the business climate here in Colorado.
Christy Whitney, a supporter of the governor said, “I think he just did a fabulous job, I think he complemented mesa county on the incredible economic development that has gone on, I think he clearly understand the relationship between government and the development of the economy.”
The governor also discussed elevating the community profile not just by spending money on advertising, but focusing on getting entrepreneurs to start their businesses right here in Grand Junction.
The governor seemed to garner a positive reaction from the crowd today.
He also opened the floor for a question-answer session after his speech.
In the end, the governor said that his highest priority is to help existing local businesses grow.