Disaster Recovery and Resiliency

Economic Development Plan

The Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Economic Development Plan (DRRE) has been developed to respond to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and to prepare for future economic shocks. FCEDD utilized a capacity building Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) grant through the U.S Economic Development Administration. This long-range plan details the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the region, outlines the district’s ongoing recovery, and seeks to provide principles for coordinated economic resiliency efforts in Southwest Utah. The overarching role of the FCEDD and vision for this plan is to support, inform, and coordinate with the region’s communities, residents, businesses, and stakeholders. Main goals are to understand the impact of the pandemic on the region’s economy, identify gaps and vulnerabilities through a SWOT analysis, and prepare for future economic shocks by acknowledging opportunities for resilient growth.

Through planning and alignment of area-wide goals, Southwest Utah can develop a more robust,
diverse, and resilient economic landscape