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Welcome to Nephi

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Over 50 Economic Development Professionals joined together in Juab County for the Spring 2017 meeting of the Utah Alliance for Economic Development. The meeting started on a cool, rainy night in Eureka as some of the group took a ghostly tour of the "old town." Mayor Nick Castleton was a great tour guide, sharing stories about the town, ghosts and the old buildings we saw there.

Diner 6, Eureka              Mayor Nick sharing stories of old town Eureka

The next morning, the rest of the group joined in for a half day of meetings and networking. One of the highlights of the meeting was a presentation from Rick Nelson, who was a Survivor participant from Utah. Our takeaway from the presentation: Realty TV isn't exactly REALTY!

County Commissioner, Rick Carlton, shares info
Copies of the presentations can be found here.

Disaster Preparedness Webinars

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IEDC has put together a series of webinars designed to help communities with disaster preparedness and Economic Recovery. I don't know about you, but every night when I turn on the news there seems to be one more natural disaster hitting somewhere. Since we all serve as a community leader, it might be a good idea, to check out these webinars and take advantage of the training and insight they may provide.

To view the topics and times, go to the IEDC website.

Commute Times

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Several years ago when my daughter and her new husband were looking for a place to live, they found a great low-cost, brand-new apartment west of Daybreak in Salt Lake County. She was working downtown at a law firm and had to make that drive every morning. I told her that she would hate the commute driving into town every day. Of course, she knew better and told me that it really didn't take that long to get into town. I shut my mouth and helped them move into their new place.

Six months later, they informed us that they were moving to a more expensive, rental house in the 9th South 9th East area. What changed? "I hated making that drive everyday." Hmmm. Never tell them I told you so.

So when Tami sent me this link on commute times, I thought I would post it here. When you or your kids are wondering how long it takes to get someplace, send them this link.

http://jobs.utah.gov/wi/data/laborforce/commuting.html

You're welcome!

GOED's Strategic Plan

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The Governor's Office of Economic Development has recently released their Strategic Plan for 2016-2020. If you are interested in learning about their goals and objectives, visit this page.

Business Innovation Summit of Eastern Utah

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The Business Innovation Summit of Eastern Utah; Tapping into a World of Opportunities is a FREE conference that will be held May 19, 2016 at the Carbon County Fairgrounds in Price, Utah.

Great speakers will be discussing different ways they have been able to make their business grow in a down economy. Refer to attached flier for agenda and more details. Over 40 vendors will be available on site to continue to offer ways of supporting the growth of your company.

Come enjoy a day filled with learning, networking and have fun!

Be one of the first 75 people to register and your name will be put in a drawing for a door prize.

For more information and to register for this free event, go here