Like zip lines? How would you like to work for a company that makes them? The Grand Junction City Council is creating a new business park and a zip manufacturer as the anchor.

Here in western Colorado the outdoors is a way of life. By a nearly unanimous vote, the City Council approved an incentive package for Bonsai Design. The bond deal will begin the creation of Junction's first business park.

Ray Michaels
Ray Michaels

Bonsai Design designs and builds some of the world's best zip lines. Their courses are designed to work with the landscape and integrate the course into the environment. Each course is a custom design. Pretty cool stuff.

Bonsai has 21 local employees. They plan to add an additional 15 more soon. The total economic impact of Bonsai is an estimated 17.5 million dollars and 78 jobs in the community.

The plan is to try and recruit 8-10 businesses to the new park. It will be located just east of Las Colonias Park. The goal too is to attract additional outdoor recreation manufacturers.


The city is ponying up $1 million dollars towards construction and the infrastructure to build the park. The first part of the project is set to wrap up at the end of this year. The park is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

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