Avenue H, Utah’s Small Business Health Insurance Marketplace, began in 2010. It is an online health insurance marketplace designed to help Utah's small businesses with 1- 50 eligible full-time employees
Buy Local First Utah
Local businesses are the backbone of any community. It is nearly impossible to imagine our neighborhoods, our towns and our cities here in Utah without them.
Local First Utah is a movement of business owners and citizens who care deeply about the places where we live, work and play. We provide tools and resources to business owners to amplify their collective voices and we connect locally minded citizens to the independent businesses in their communities.
Partner with us in this movement by actively branding your business as locally owned. Each step we take, together, helps us create livable, thriving places to call home.
Broadband Outreach Center-
By providing mapping and broadband consultation services, the Broadband Outreach Center helps rural businesses locate utilities and broadband providers throughout Utah.
Business Resource Center
We are a one-stop source for answers to your business questions. With our partners, we are prepared to offer extensive resources, coaching, and business expertise that will help you fulfill your business pursuits. Meeting with a counselor is free. Our purpose is to help build our local economy by helping your business grow and go! Starting and running a business isn’t easy, and we can help you in many ways.
Take a look at our website and explore the various possibilities for help and support. Each of our partners offers a unique service and perspective that may be to your advantage.
Cedar City Offices
Official Site for the City of Cedar City, Utah. This site includes a list of all City Government services, offices, contacts, city council, festivals & events, and other important information. We invite you to visit this site and learn more about what is happening in Cedar City and find the resources you need.
Cedar City Demographics
Demographics data is consistently changing and finding the most up to date information can be a challenge. This link is provided for the sake of general information and to give the viewer with a reasonable overview of our area. For the most accurate and current data we suggest you contact the local office of Economic Development at (435) 586-2770.
Department of Agriculture and Food
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) oversees mandated programs that promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, the conservation of our natural resources, and the protection of our food supply. Two important programs are the Utah Grazing Improvement Program and the Invasive Weeds Mitigation Program which work to improve the health of our rangelands and watersheds.
Department of Human Services
The mission of the Utah Department of Human Services is to provide Utahns assistance to live safe, healthy and successful lives. We fulfill this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Department of Workforce Services
With more than thirty buildings all across the state, Workforce Services offers a unique network of Workforce Development Specialists embedded in Utah's local communities. With a strong focus on aligning workforce needs with talented labor, Workforce Services works in every corner of the state to support rural economic growth.
Economic Development Corporation of Utah
EDCUtah was founded in 1987 as a private, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for quality job growth and increased capital investment by assisting in-state companies to grow and recruiting out-of-state companies to expand and relocate in Utah.
Whether you are a Utah company or out-of-state company, EDCUtah is here to help you through the expansion, relocation or consolidation process. From first call to ribbon cutting, EDCUtah will provide the professional and responsive support you need to be successful. Our Business Development Consultants will streamline your site selection process by providing accurate data, local contacts, and logistical support to help you make the best decision for your company.
Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities-
This Committee assists and encourages businesses in the hiring of people with disabilities.
Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development charter is based on Governor Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.
This is the link to the official site for Iron County, Utah. The site includes information on property taxes, zoning, parcels, voting precincts, legislative issues, county departments, jobs, public meetings, and more.
Iron County–Cedar City Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development is committed to countywide economic development.
The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Iron County and Cedar City while focusing on community strengths, resources and environment. Since its creation in 1988, the Office of Economic Development has attracted numerous new manufacturing enterprises, retail shops and other businesses to the area
Land Use Academy of Utah
LUAU was created by a grant from the Utah State Legislature in 2014. Spearheaded by the Utah League of Cities and Towns LUAU is made up of a consortium of Utah interest groups who support training and education in land use for our local elected and appointed officials.
Our goal is to create the first statewide uniform and comprehensive online land use website resource to train, inform and educate elected and appointed officials and the general public in statutory land issues and best planning practices. The site is housed and managed by the Utah League of Cities and Towns working with a review board for content and oversight direction.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
MEP works with manufacturers to identify and implement best practices that lead to increased profitability through training, certification, and advising.
Office of Energy Development
OED seeks to enhance rural economic development opportunities by providing industry assistance for Utah's energy and minerals sectors, and engaging in policy, planning, outreach and education focused on maintaining an affordable and reliable energy supply. In particular, OED's Agricultural Energy Efficiency program works to expand energy audits and facilitate efficiency upgrades at Utah's agricultural operations, and its newly created High Cost Infrastructure Tax Credit program is expected to be a significant boon for rural economic development of all kinds.
Office of Rehabilitation
USOR is committed to helping Utah businesses find solutions to disability related issues such as: locating a talent pool of skilled candidates, retaining valued employees whose job is affected by illness, injury, or disability, finding ways to make your business accessible to customers and employees with disabilities, linking you to resources to assist with disability and employment and other disability related issues as necessary.
Office of Tourism
The Utah Office of Tourism mission is "to improve the quality of life of Utah citizens through revenue and tax relief, by increasing the quality and quantity of tourism visits and spending." We operate several programs to assist Utah's tourism industry including marketing and advertising, research, publications, information services, media relations, and cooperative marking programs.
Prosperity 2020 is the largest business-led movement ever assembled in Utah to advance educational investment and innovation. The partnership includes 21 chamber of commerce across the state. The vision of Prosperity 2020 is to work collaboratively to make education in Utah top 10 in the nation, leading to prosperity and a bright future for Utah.
How did Prosperity 2020 Form? Prosperity 2020 is a coalition between Utah education officials and private businesses to increase educational outputs in the state. Prosperity 2020 aims to improve Utah on the education front drastically so that the state’s long-term growth is secure, and businesses can invest in the state with confidence.
What are Prosperity 2020’s Goals? Prosperity 2020 has adopted the goal of Utah ranking in the top 10 states for NAEP reading and math assessments, high-school graduation rates, and that two-thirds of Utahns will achieve post-secondary training by 2020.
Small Business Development Center
Mission: To be Southern Utah's leader in facilitating small business development and entrepreneurship education. Cutting edge technology and professional networking create the ability to provide affordable, comprehensive, and innovative programs that reflect a rapidly changing small business climate.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.
Southern Utah University
Southern Utah University’s more than 150 undergraduate and nine graduate programs across six academic colleges are fully accredited. Southern Utah University is committed to providing the most innovative and relevant university experience. SUU offers world-class project based learning giving students professional experience before they enter the job market.
Come learn and play across SUU's 100 acres and beyond, thanks to an educational partnership with the National Park Service alongside SUU Outdoors, which takes students on once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Our safe, residential campus (approximately 8,000 students) allows students to create lifelong friendships and opportunities to participate in over 160 clubs and organizations.
SUU Digital Archives
Southern Utah University has compiled numerous collections of photos and data in an effort to document and preserve the history of Southern Utah. This archive includes a vast array of stories and photographs on the following:
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Howard R. Driggs Collection
Southern Utah Oral History Project
Michael O. Leavitt Collection
Mountain West Digital Library
Utah Digital Newspapers
Voices of the Colorado
This site provides fascinating insight into the history of the Southern Utah. We encourage all explore this site.
Southwest Applied Technology College -
Southwest Applied Technology College is proud to be your local, accredited technology college. We serve Iron, Beaver, Garfield and Kane counties providing technical, competency based, employer driven education. We offer year-round schedules, flexible lab and classroom hours, and a large selection of courses and programs. Southwest ATC is affordable, local and we support high school and adult students in exploring, developing and upgrading careers.
U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
http://www.usbln.org/ USBLN is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion on the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace
Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Last year, PTAC helped Utah companies land more than $477 million in government contracts. In 2014 we are on track to do over $700 million. What’s PTAC? How can your business carve its own slice of that revenue? Government contracts are a two-sided opportunity: They create growth within a particular market while also providing a substantial revenue boost, but they also involve a maze of procedures and paperwork that can discourage entrepreneurs. The good news is that Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) levels the playing field and opens the door to government contracts.
To help your business with each phase of government contracting (federal, state, local), counselors lead one-on-one and group instruction to help companies identify the right opportunity and the right approach. And, with seven offices throughout the state, PTAC assisted in the completion of more than $477 million in contracts last year for Utah small businesses.
Dig into the details of government contracting by following the links on this page. It’s easier than you think. We promise.
U. S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.
USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development's programs for business and cooperatives work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses.
Utah Manufacturers Association
From aerospace, ammunition, turkeys, chocolates, automobiles, solar panels, packing, health products, machine shops detergent, to windows and doors, the Utah Manufacturers Association focuses it's efforts on the betterment of the entire manufacturing industry in the state of Utah.
Utah State Chamber of Commerce
More than 180 Utah companies were founded on University of Utah technologies over the past twenty years, and over 120 are prospering in Utah, including major employers like Myriad Genetics, Cephalon, ARUP, TheraTech (acquired by Watson Laboratories), Sarcos, Idaho Technology and Evans & Sutherland.
This history of success is evidence the University of Utah can successfully commercialize technologies that create new businesses and jobs that strengthen Utah’s economy. The objective of USTAR is to bolster Utah’s research strengths and significantly increase technology commercialization to create many more high caliber jobs throughout the state.
In 2006, the Utah Legislature passed SB 75 with overwhelming support. SB 75 allocated $179 million to the USTAR Economic Development Initiative, $15 million in ongoing annual funding to support research teams at the University of Utah and Utah State University, $4 million to support economic outreach programs around the State and $160 million toward the construction of new research facilities at the University of Utah and Utah State.
World Trade Center Utah
The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives:
Motivate and Educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities.
Build Capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners.
Expand Global Network of Utah businesses through trade missions and networking opportunities with foreign trade officials.