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Community Reinvestment Agency -- SJR, 2 May 2018

  • Posted On: 5/2/18 at 02:31 AM
  • Category: Economic Development
The County supports collaborative community led efforts to effectively manage commercial and residential development, and redevelopment, to meet future growth in San Juan County During the 2016 legislative session, important structural changes affecting Utah Code Title 17C were made: Removing previous redevelopment project tracks (EDA, URA, CDA) and streamlining them into one track called Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs), Preventing the creation of a new project area if 51% of property owners contest, Amending annual reporting requirements, Requiring 10-20% allocation for affordable housing in project area budgets CRAs are the newest public tax increment financing tool that aims to assist with financing redevelopment activities from real and personal property taxable value increases. They are a flexible tool which can be used to achieve a number of redevelopment criteria. Typically, they are used to remove property blight, add new jobs, or develop vacant land.

San Juan County Strategic Economic Development Plan

  • Posted On: 12/5/17 at 02:59 AM
  • Category: Annual & Quarterly Report, Economic Development
In December 2017, San Juan County Economic Development developed a Strategic Plan outlining the county's strategy pertaining to economic development for the next ten year. The plan focuses on five key areas of focus including: broadband, transportation, diversity of economy and workforce, business expansion and retention, and the celebration of culture and heritage.