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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

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.

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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.

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."

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Q4: Quarterly Newsletter, Dec 2018

  • Posted On: 12/31/18 at 10:56 AM
  • Category: Annual & Quarterly Report
The fourth quarter newsletter released December 2018.

2018 Tourism Year in Review

  • Posted On: 12/28/18 at 01:18 PM
  • Category: Annual & Quarterly Report
As 2018 comes to a close, we are grateful to our partners who have helped us as we continue to grow and develop a successful tourism economy. This review includes a report of visitation numbers, Transient Room Tax and Restaurant Tax comparisons, overview of in-state marketing, overview of international marketing, overview of online marketing, overview of PR efforts, overview of Trade and consumer shows, overview of FAM tours, as well as an overview of funding mechanisms.

Q3: Quarterly Newsletter, Sept 2018

  • Posted On: 9/12/18 at 03:22 AM
  • Category: Annual & Quarterly Report
The third quarter newsletter released September 2018.

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