Economic information, statistics, business incentives, site selection. Kevin Christensen, PO Box 148, 191 North Main, Manti, UT 84642 Phone: 435-835-4321
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The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah have launched an interactive economic development map at LOCATE.UTAH.GOV. The map highlights Broadband, Utilities, Transportation, Workforce, and Lifestyle Resources.
|Provo- nearest metro||1.25 hrs||73 mi|
|Salt Lake City||1.9 hrs||115 mi|
|Las Vegas||5 hrs||338 mi|
|Denver||7.2 hrs||485 mi|
|Phoenix||8.5 hrs||549 mi|
|Albuquerque||9 hrs||559 mi|
|Los Angeles||8.7 hrs||606 mi|
|Portland||12.6 hrs||880 mi|
|Seattle||13.6 hrs||953 mi|
|SLC International||2 hrs||122 mi|
|Provo- PVU||1.4 hrs||77 mi|
|Manti-Ephraim- 5,021’||6 min.||3.4 mi|
|Historical Data||Pop. Growth|
|Sanpete County||State Average||High-Low Counties|
|20.7%||18.1%||64.5% Morgan, 3.6% Grand|
High School Diploma: Utah 90.6%, Sanpete 88.6%
College Degree: Sanpete County 29.8%
College Experience or Degree: Sanpete 57.6%
Utah’s labor force union affiliation is low. The state is 12th lowest in the nation with 5.8% of the total employed being union members in 2011.
Electricity: Utah industrial electricity rates average at 5.94 Cents per kWh, compared to the U.S. average of 6.98 Cents per kWh. The proposed Blue Castle Project, located about 75 miles to the east, will provide renewable nuclear power for the future.
Natural Gas is available throughout the Sanpete Valley.
Redundant Fiber Connections are available throughout the area.
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, & Breakaway. (Sprint-Limited)
Permitting Process Building Permits take about 2 weeks to process.
Commercial Properties Available
Other Properties for Lease or Sale
Lease Rates: 10-20% less in Rural areas of Utah
Ephraim City Industrial Land
Cost of Living: less than the national average
Low Crime Rate , State Comparisons
Healthcare Facilities: Hospitals, Physicians, Dentists, Therapy, Pharmacy…
Median Home Value: Sanpete County $165,000; Utah $212,500; US $175,700
Average Annual Property Taxes, by county
Residential Subdivision Lots for Sale
Public School Review
Population Density/sq mile: Sanpete Co. 17.36 vs. Salt Lake Co. 1,275. Room to Expand!
Population within 2 hour drive: 1.8 Million People.
Median Age: 29.8 years old, USA 37.4 years old.
Political Affiliation: Republican 54.5%, Democrat 4.7%, Unaffiliated 34.4%, Other 6.4%
Churches: LDS, Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, & non-denominational Christian.
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes):
- 19.2, - 21.8, - 25.1
Traffic Congestion: None Statewide Traffic Volume Map
Workers 16 & Over that Worked at Home:
- 6%, - 4.4%, - 4.8%
Climate: Daytime Temperature: Summer 80-88 F, Winter 35-40 F.
Annual Precipitation: Valley- 13", Mountains- 23+".
Sunny/Partly Sunny Days: 62+%.
Average Relative Humidity: 55 (SLC).
Terrain: Sanpete Valley (elevation 5,500 ft) is surrounded by mountains and National Forest reaching 11,285 ft at the highest peak.
Water: Culinary water and reservoirs are fed by mountain snowpack, springs, and streams. Groundwater Classification: Pristine & Drinking Water Quality.
Natural Disaster Risks: LOW.
Air Quality: Unclassifiable Area- insufficient data to designate attainment or non-attainment.
Regional Natural Resources: Coal, Timber, Limestone, Salt, Gas, & Gypsum.
Utah Coal Production, 2014: 17,934,000 Short Tons.
Turkey Production: 100+ Million lbs. Annually
Alfalfa Production, 2012: 162,000 tons
Barley Production, 2012: 155,000 tons
Sheep Inventory, 2012: 66,000
Cattle Inventory, 2012: 53,000 Milk Cows: 8,700
Land in Farms: 311,551 acres.
In the near future, Sanpete County intends to begin construction on a small dam and reservoir. Called the Narrows, this project will be located about two miles east of Fairview Canyon.
The Narrows has been discussed and promised to Sanpete County for nearly 80 years. When complete, it will provide a means of storing water that runs out of the mountains to our east for use as mid and late summer irrigation and culinary water.
For Official Sanpete County Water Conservancy information on the Narrows Project visit: http://narrowsproject.com/
ASAP is a strategic planning model designed especially for rural or growing metro counties in the Western United States. The ASAP model helps communities determine industries that are both desirable for local residents and compatible with industry needs.