Time to Register for What's Up Down South

The 18th annual Washington County Economic Summit, "What's Up Down South" is scheduled for January 15, 2015 at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George. This annual event is billed as one of the premier business planning activities in Utah.  

You can currently register for the early-bird price of $95. After January 12, the price goes up to $125.

For more information on this event:

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or call 435-652-7724

Daggett County Reaches Compromise on Land Dispute

SALT LAKE CITY — A compromise reached on contentious, decades-old land disputes in Daggett County will be incorporated into a lands bill in Congress and could serve as the template for how the rest of the country strikes a balance between conservation and resource development.

During a Wednesday announcement of the deal brokered under the direction of Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, Daggett County Commissioner Jerry Steglich said if groups could reach agreement there, it could happen about anywhere.

The agreement, Steglich said, has Daggett County giving up one-fifth of its land mass — about 100,000 acres for wilderness and conservation designations — with an eye to getting nearly 7,000 acres for resort development he said will help diversify the county's economic base.

GOED Asking for Input on Tanner LLC Review of Incentive Programs

Financial incentives are provided by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development for business relocation and expansion.  These incentives are used to select companies that create new, high-paying jobs that help improve the standard of living, diversify the state economy, increase the tax base, attract and retain top-level management, and encourage graduates of in-state universities to remain in Utah. 

Recently, GOED's incentive program was audited by the State Auditor and also by an independent review team, Tanner LLC. GOED would like you to read the Tanner review and share your feedback with GOED officials. The report can be found here.

Registration for the Fall Utah Alliance Meeting is Now Open

The fall meeting of the Utah Alliance promises to be a fun and informative meeting. 

Carbon County will be hosting a Dutch Oven Dinner & shooting experience at the Carbon County Shooting Complex on the evening of Wednesday, October 22. This is a great opportunity to network, eat and shoot guns. But we do need a headcount for the dinner and shooting range. If you plan to attend Wednesday night, please “shoot” an email back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..