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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

Rider Magazine - (Mis)Adventures on the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR)

  • Posted On: 1/10/19 at 04:42 PM
Our plan was a no-brainer: ride the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route (UTBDR) from Mexican Hat, Utah, to the Idaho border, starting in Santa Barbara, California. Packing along both the official map and GPS tracks, and having already nixed a couple of “expert” sections from our route, we set off.

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.

Lonely Planet - Spring 2018 #10 Southeastern Utah

  • Posted On: 1/4/19 at 12:22 PM
  • Category: Things to Do, Utah's Canyon Country
"Within the otherworldly deserts of Southeastern Utah, a local finds a thrill of a different kind."

Utah Scenic Byways

  • Posted On: 1/4/19 at 11:55 AM
  • Category: Things to Do, Utah's Canyon Country
"The Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway is a place where monumental land forms connect with the sky, and vast fields of stars fill the nights."