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 and Federal programs

See below.

Business Assistance

Small Business Development

Business Start Up 

Business Start Up Guide

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center

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

Revolving Loan Fund Plan


Thank you,

Adus F. Dorsey II , Director
PO Box 189
Loa Utah 84747

Cell Phone:(435)-691 0173
Fax: (435)-836-2479


Six County Home Programs Information


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

Click on the PTAC info link for more  information; PTAC Info


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