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Economic Development Programs

Wayne County has a wide range of economic programs implemented, to keep the local economy strong and well connected to other economies, including the State's. See below.



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  • Business Assistance

    Wayne County through the Six County Association Of Governments offers two (2) different lending programs.
    Revolving Loan Fund and a Targeted Business Assistance Fund


  • Business Expansion & Retention (BEAR)

    If you would like to be visited and have the Business Expansion and Retention Survey (BEAR) done on your business to see what incentives your business might qualify for, or if your business fits the profile to qualify for the Rural Fast Track Grant through the Governors Office Of Economic Development, please contact me.

    Thank you,

    Adus F. Dorsey II , Director
    PO Box 189
    Loa Utah 84747
    Office Phone:(435)-836-1315
    Cell Phone:(435)-691 0173
    Fax: (435)-836-2479



  • Governors Office Of Economic Development
  • Six County Home Programs Information
  • Custom Fit Training (CFT)



    Custom Fit Training (CFT) Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

  • Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC)

    Joni Anderson
    PTAC Counselor
    77 North Main Street
    Cedar City UT 84720
    Phone: 435-586-8883
    Fax:      435-586-4310
    E-mail: andersonjoni@suu.edu

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  • Grants

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What type of free grants are available to a start-up business?
    The County of Wayne does not offer any free grants.

    Here is a website link to the State of Utah  to help assist in the Grant search and application process. 

    About Grants

    The federal government does NOT provide grants for starting and expanding a business.

    Government grants are funded by your tax dollars and therefore require very stringent compliance and reporting measures to ensure the money is well spent.  As you can imagine, grants are not given away indiscriminately.

    Grants from the federal government are only available to non-commercial organizations, such as non-profits and educational institutions in areas such as, medicine, education, scientific research and technology development. The federal government also provides grants to state and local governments to assist them with economic development.

    Some business grants are available through state and local programs, non-profit organizations and other groups. For example, some states provide grants for expanding child care centers; creating energy efficient technology; and developing marketing campaigns for tourism. These grants are not necessarily free money, and usually require the recipient to match funds or combine the grant with other forms of financing such as a loan. The amount of the grant money available varies with each business and each grantor.

    If you are not one of these specialized businesses, both federal and state government agencies provide financial assistance programs that helps small business owners obtain low-interest loans and venture capital financing from commercial lenders.

    Adus F. Dorsey II , Director
    PO Box 189
    Loa Utah 84747
    Office Phone:(435)-836-1315
    Cell Phone:(435)-691 0173 
    Fax: (435)-836-2479