Economic Development

Economic Development creates the conditions for economic growth and improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support innovation, lower transaction costs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services.

Economic Development requires effective, collaborative institutions focused on advancing mutual gain for the public and the private sector. Economic Development is essential to ensuring our economic future.

The Southeastern Utah Economic Development District is a non-profit planning organization formed to promote job creation and economic well being in Southeast Utah.  The district is funded by a planning grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration or (EDA)

We Work Closely With:

The Economic Development Districts of

Carbon County

Emery County

Moab City (Grand County)

San Juan County

Boards and Committees


CEDS Strategy Committee

Reports and Forms

The regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy or (CEDS) is a document that identifies the economic development needs within the regions counties, and then prioritizes projects that will help meet those needs.

Where Does Funding Come From?

The EDA provides funding to cities and counties for projects that will result in jobs and increased economic opportunities for citizens. Tap or click to see the EDA Annual report 


  • Project Is Compliant With CEDS
  • Project Has Required Match Funding
  • Project Will Result In A Documented Increase In Jobs
  • Project Will Result In Documented Improvements To The Communities Economy

 To Find Out More Contact

Geri Gamber


Additional Business Resources

Member County Economic Development Directors

Rita Vigor
Carbon County
Economic Development
751 E 100 North
Price, UT 84501
Office: 435-636-3295
Cell: 435-630-5567

Zacharia Levine
Grand County
Community Development Director
125 E. Center St.
Moab, UT 84532
Office: 435-259-1371

Elaine Gizler
San Juan County
Economic Development Director
117 South Main,
Monticello, UT 84535
Office: (435) 587-3223