Economic Development

Grand County attracts millions of visitors from around the world each year. They experience the extraordinary landscape as well as world-class biking, hiking, and a host of other outdoor activities. The goal of the Grand County Economic Development Department is to facilitate a diverse economy, business retention and recruitment, workforce development, economic research, stability, and quality of life for  Grand County current and future residents.

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Grand County Financial Resources:

Rural Co-working and Innovation Center Grant (RCIC) Extended to Utah-Based Non-Profit Organizations 


The State of Utah allocated $250,000 for fiscal year 2021 for the Rural Co-working and Innovation Center Grant (RCIC). This grant assists in the creation of facilities designed to provide individuals working within designated rural areas with the infrastructure and equipment to participate in the online workforce.  It has been determined (and confirmed by the Utah Attorney General's Office) that non-profit organizations may apply for the RCIC grant.  Non-profit organizations will be under the same qualifying standards as private companies, which are required to prove financial stability and the ability to meet the statutory 25% matching contribution.


**Deadline for RCIC applications is Sept. 1, 2020**


Qualifying activities of this grant are:

  • Construction or renovation of a facility to create a Co-working and Innovation Center

  • Extending and/or improving utilities and broadband service connections to a Co-working and Innovation Center

  • Purchasing equipment, furniture, and security systems as part of a Co-working and Innovation Center

Qualifying entities for this grant include counties, cities, institutions of higher education, or private companies (including non-profit organizations of (501(c)(3); 501(c)(4); 501(c)(5); 501(c)(6) classifications) established within a defined county designated as a “Rural Area.” 


Qualifying “Rural Area” Counties are:

Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, and Wayne

See the attached one-sheeter and be sure to check out the ORD website as well for the individual information & instructions sheets located under each program tab.  A link to the application will be available on the RCIC program tab.


If you have questions, please contact

For more information about ED please contact:

Elaine Gizler

Executive Director

Moab Area Travel Council


Kacy Barlow

Director, Moab Business Resource Center & Custom Fit


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