Our Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Rural Development team has been hard at work. In the last two months alone, the Office of Rural Development has helped 13 companies expand their business in nine rural counties. The GOED Board of Directors reviewed and approved each project and Rural Fast Track grant in its May and June board meetings. June is a banner month, with nine projects.
Rural Fast Track grants help companies expand operations, hire new employees and positively impact Utah’s rural communities.The grants help fund a portion of expansion projects, and the total combined project value for the 13 companies’ expansions is nearly $6.6 million. Each of the 13 awarded grants were valued at up to $50,000, nearly $650,000 in grants awarded over the last two months to support rural Utah communities.
The companies span a variety of industries from health and animal care to construction and manufacturing. To learn more about the Rural Fast Track program, please click here.
Company names and impacted counties are listed below.
Cache Valley Counter Tops
Dar’s JJ Blacksmith Welding
Emery Animal Health
Evan Stilson, DDS
First Call Propane
Four Mile Hunting Club
Gagon Family Medicine
Slide Ridge Honey
United Soil Service
Box Elder County
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