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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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It’s About Time You Visit Utah’s Valley Of The Gods / Uproxx.com

  • Posted On: 2/27/19 at 09:06 AM
  • Category: Expert Advice, Things to Do, Utah's Canyon Country
Set your navigation for “Mexican Hat” and you’ll end up on the road toward Valley of the Gods. If you’re a film fan, this road is where Forrest Gump stopped his famous cross country run.

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

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.