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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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Q4: Quarterly Newsletter, December 2019

  • Posted On: 1/3/20 at 09:26 PM
  • Category: Annual & Quarterly Report
The 2019 fourth quarter newsletter. Released January 3, 2020.

Emery Telcom continues to thread its way to Broadband and Fiber Optic connections

  • Posted On: 12/9/19 at 03:22 PM
  • Category: Economic Development
Emery Telcom continues to thread its way to Broadband and Fiber Optic connections for the majority of San Juan County. Congressional funding for the project matches investment with communications companies for providing service to rural America. In a win win situation companies like Emery are given the opportunity to expand their service and improve reliability at a higher level than they might be able to afford currently. And the nation gets a network of broadband allowing those in its reach to become part of a vibrant digital world. Telecommuting from literally anywhere is the ultimate goal. 

H+ Aesthetics

  • Posted On: 12/5/19 at 04:58 PM
  • Category: Business Features
Blanding City has been fast tracked to development, in part because of the increase in traffic through the region as well as Blanding City's strategic move in hiring an Economic Development Specialist--Pratt Redd. Overall there has not only been an increase in visitors but has also a bit of a boom for the retailers and services located in Blanding. The Rural Fast Track Program has been used successfully for that by Hannah Bailey owner of  H+ Aesthetics.

Bluff 1365 years later

  • Posted On: 12/3/19 at 03:32 PM
  • Category: Economic Development, Local Business News, Local News
For a little over 1300 years the Town of Bluff has been more than just a wide spot on the San Juan River beneath the sandstone spires dubbed The Navajo Twins. Tradition tells a story that the twins are the prayer sticks belonging to Monster Slayer and Born for Water, two very powerful characters, perhaps the most important in Navajo mythology. In 2018 the small community became Utah’s newest town. A population of approximately 250 people now call Bluff home. 

Blanding Elevates Marketing with Cafeteria & Co-Op Programs

  • Posted On: 12/2/19 at 03:26 PM
  • Category: Economic Development, Local Business News
Blanding City put a wrap on a strong 2019 and is moving right into what Pratt Redd hopes is a huge 2020 economically. Redd of Blanding City’s Economic Development office says “This past year Blanding City has been able to really market ourselves and take big steps forward in economic development and visitor services.” The community is divided in its assessment of the forces of growth. Redd explains it as only a local can. “ At times growth and tourism are frowned upon and misunderstood, but the best way to combat that is to work with the residents and try our best to attract growth and visitors that align with the community.”