About us

About Us

What we do

St. George Area Economic Development is a collaborative organization led by business and community leaders to strengthen and develop Southern Utah’s economy. Our objective is to be a catalyst for prosperity that is robust, sustainable, and in tune with the spirited cultural environment of Southern Utah.

Our organization is focused on pursuing the future while honoring our roots. We’re reaching out to companies and industries that can help us diversify our economy as we preserve the warmth of our culture. Lasting success is our goal. Doing it right is our promise.

Southern Utah was built on ingenuity. Our residents already have a track record of innovating and blazing new trails. Many of our home-grown businesses have made significant contributions to in their respective fields. This pioneering spirit will propel us forward as we expand our current economy.

Core Functions

Our Core Functions are the product of an interactive process between the staff of the St. George Area Economic Development, our Executive Council and our community and private business Partners. Functions were developed primarily to identify focus areas that align with our organization’s purpose. Our Core Functions inform the funded priorities in the St. George Area Economic Development budget, and are meant to be a living document that guides our efforts to strengthen and diversify Southern Utah.

Core Functions were approved in March of 2016 by the St. George Area Economic Development Executive Council and have been updated for fiscal year 2017.

An investment in the work of
St. George Area Economic Development
is an investment in the communities
of Washington County.

2018 Economic Summit

This years event

Now in its 22nd year, the Economic Summit has become the premier business event in southern Utah. The 2018 event, to be held Thursday, January 11, will feature a number of technology updates and improvements, as well as exciting and informative key-note speakers and breakout sessions.

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Industrial Areas

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St. George Area Economic Development serves all of the communities within Washington county; each with specific economic development goals and focus areas. Access individual community overviews and their respective economic development goals to see what community is best for your in our Communities section of the website.