Available to public members of EDCUtah, the program provides a structured, comprehensive and efficient methodology. EDCUtah’s Community Strategy team assists members through the five stages of economic development preparedness:
EDCUtah’s community strategy team works with communities to evaluate local industry expertise, occupational concentration, real estate availability, and other site selection criteria. EDCUtah’s research department compares this data to nationwide, statewide, regional, and community-specific data.
Stage 2 of the DRC uses the information and analysis from Stage 1 to create a Development Ready Plan for a community. This plan is a customized approach to a community’s economic development goals, capitalizing on its strengths and planning to resolve its weaknesses.
Stage 3 equips communities with the needed marketing materials to effectively promote to companies and site selectors, both proactively – before an official request for information (RFI) is released – and reactively in response to an RFI. During Stage 3, communities work with EDCUtah to develop marketing materials and tools to use throughout the site selection process.
In Stage 4, communities receive training on key components of economic development including core courses in the site selection process, incentives process, and RFIs, as well as other elective courses.
In Stage 5, communities gain access to critical support via EDCUtah’s programs and staff. In particular, communities have access to the Community Match Grants Program, the Site Ready Utah program, Global Strategy and Outreach missions and the Business Development staff. For more information on the DRC program, contact Elvon Farrell at 801-703-4335 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* The Small Community Package is for communities < 5,000 residents and is a $1,000 flat fee. If you select a retail focus, you will receive products marked with R. If you select a corporate recruitment focus, you will receive products marked with B. Community population is determined using the most recent Census 5-year ACS estimate.