Office of 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. Learn why Iron County, along with the rest of Utah, is the Brightest Star in the Nation.

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Below is an interactive map developed and designed by the Governor's Office of Economic Development to illustrate the infrastructure in Cedar City. 

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Strategic Plan and Objectives:
  • Foster cooperation, communication and coordination of local, county and area leaders.
  • Recruit quality businesses providing higher wages and benefits to employees.
  • Improve employment opportunities through retention and expansion of existing businesses.
  • Conduct marketing research and prepare essential information regarding Iron County.
  • Provide comprehensive marketing information to increase tourism.
  • Maintain and improve the infrastructure of Iron County to accommodate business and tourism growth.