Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight

Southwest Utah Wine Industry Ripe for Expansion

This week the Five County Association of Governments, working in partnership with the Utah State University Extension Agriculture Program, hosted a field tour of vineyards and wineries concentrated in Washington County. The winemaking industry holds tremendous potential for job creation, economic diversification, agritourism, and is a possible avenue for lucrative agriculture evolution in rural areas.…

Renewable Energy in Beaver County

On October 7th, FCAOG hosted a field tour of renewable energy developments and resources concentrated in Beaver County. FCAOG was thrilled to partner with the Congressional Western Caucus to host Congressmen Christ Stewart, Dan Newhouse, Markwayne Mullin, Representatives from the US Economic Development Administration, Utah Association of Counties, and the Six County Association of Governments…

USU Extension Rural Online Initiative

Utah State University Extension recently received a $1.1 Million grant from the Economic Development Administration to support further development of the Rural Online Initiative program. The Utah State University Rural Online Initiative Program provides rural communities with the resources, education, and training to maximize their workforce potential. First developed in 2018, the Rural Online Initiative…

Entrepreneurship in Southwest Utah

A recent study conducted in 2020 by research group Science 24 Seven analyzes the thriving entrepreneurship community in Southwest Utah. The study ‘Fueling Economic Growth Through Entrepreneurship’ provides an initial assessment of the regions current entrepreneurial ecosystem and makes several data-driven recommendations for future expansion. Using the framework of an economic SWOT analysis at the…

1st Annual UZONA Chamber Business Expo and Career Fair in Hildale

On April 30th, the UZONA Chamber of Commerce will host its 1st Annual Business Expo and Career Fair in Hildale, Utah. The UZONA Chamber serves the business communities of Apple Valley and Hildale in Utah, as well as Colorado City, Cane Beds, Centennial Park, and the Kaibab Paiute Reservation in Arizona. Hildale is located in…