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This newsroom contains all the features on San Juan County Economic Development and Utah's Canyon Country.

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Indigo Impact Intiative

  • Posted On: 2/24/19 at 12:43 PM
  • Category: Economic Development
Secondary education is a key component to Economic Development, primarily in its capacity to initiate training with the future workforce of our county--thus allowing our youth to stay and work local! Indigo Impact Initiative is working with different organizations to bring Self-Awareness Education, Entrepreneurship Education and VR Technology to Navajo High Schools in San Juan County, Utah.

Online Initiative and Roving Forums Aim to Strengthen Rural Economy - SJR, 6 Feb 2019

  • Posted On: 2/6/19 at 08:39 AM
  • Category: Economic Development, Local News
The San Juan County Office of Economic Development has announced an online rural pilot program (ROI) that will be implemented by USU Extension thoughout Utah's southern counties, including San Juan County

GOED's Rural Economic Development Incentive

  • Posted On: 1/8/19 at 08:56 AM
  • Category: Economic Development
The Rural Economic Development Incentive (REDI) is a unique grant given to businesses located anywhere—whether urban or rural, remote or local—that will hire skilled workers living in rural Utah. The grant gives businesses $4,000 to $6,000 for each new full-time position paying at least 125% of the rural county’s average wage. Businesses other than construction, staffing, retail or public utilities are eligible.

Targeted Business Tax Credit

  • Posted On: 12/26/18 at 02:02 AM
  • Category: Economic Development
Targeted Business Tax Credit (TBTC) Encourages Investment In Utah’s Rural Communities. The TBTC program encourages local businesses to make investments in rural communities. Businesses with projects that meet established criteria may receive up to $100,000 in a refundable tax credit. The total available for all TBTC projects in 2019 is $300,000.

Travel Trade - SJR, 4 Jul 2018

  • Posted On: 7/4/18 at 02:17 AM
  • Category: Economic Development
Travel Trade and new office website. Recently our office attended the US Travel Association's IPW travel trade show. Travel trade shows are a mechanism for suppliers including destination marketing organizations (DMO’s), like ourselves, to meet with travel buyers (tour operators, travel agents, etc). IPW is unique in the sense that it brings together travel buyers and media from more than 70 countries, allowing us to build relationships, educate, and promote our region to existing and future buyers.