Economic Development

For Economic Development Questions Contact:

Economic information, statistics, business incentives, site selection. Kevin Christensen, PO Box 148, 191 North Main, Manti, UT 84642 Phone: 435-835-4321

Economic information, statistics, business incentives, site selection, etc.

  • Sanpete County Economic Development:
  • Kevin Christensen
  • PO Box 148 191 North Main
  • Manti, UT 84642
  • Phone: 435-835-4321 kevin@sanpete.com

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Transportation:

MINUTES TO:I-15I-70RAIL
Fountain Green147026
Mt. Pleasant305546
Ephraim354052
Manti453055
Gunnison401540
Proximity to Major US Cities:
Provo- nearest metro1.25 hrs73 mi
Salt Lake City1.9 hrs115 mi
Las Vegas5 hrs338 mi
Denver7.2 hrs485 mi
Phoenix8.5 hrs549 mi
Albuquerque9 hrs559 mi
Los Angeles8.7 hrs606 mi
Portland12.6 hrs880 mi
Seattle13.6 hrs953 mi

Online Distribution: 1-2 day UPSFedEx Ground Transit from zip code 84627 to most of the western U.S. (Parcel cost and transit times are comparable to SLC Metro)

Airports:
SLC International2 hrs122 mi
Provo- PVU1.4 hrs77 mi
Manti-Ephraim6 min.3.4 mi

Labor Force Information:

Labor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate
10,71510,2314844.5%
Historical DataPop. Growth
Percent of Resident Workers Leaving the County to Work:
Sanpete CountyState AverageHigh-Low Counties
20.7%18.1%64.5% Morgan, 3.6% Grand

Education & Training:

High School Diploma: Utah 90.6%, Sanpete 88.6%
College Degree: Sanpete County 29.8%
College Experience or Degree: Sanpete 57.6%

Snow College:
Educational Programs Available:
Employee Training Programs:

Right to Work State:

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.

Taxes, Incentives, & Government:

Taxes in Utah are the 9th lowest in the Nation.
Utah Tax Rates
Available Incentives
Government Bond Ratings: State of Utah- AAA, Sanpete County- A3

Utilities:

Utah has the 4th lowest industrial electricity cost in the U.S. at 5.02 Cents per kWh, compared to the nation at 6.6 Cents per kWh.

Utah Utilities Report
Natural Gas is available throughout the Sanpete Valley.


Broadband Providers:

Redundant Fiber Connections are available throughout the area.

CentraCom
MTCC
Gtelco
Wildfire Broadband
Utah Broadband Map
“The local system is as stable as anywhere I have been” Chris @ Key-Research


Cellular Providers:

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, & Breakaway. (Sprint-Limited)

Construction Costs and Available Property:

Construction Costs: 5.3% less that the Nation
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
 

Investment Groups:

Angel and Venture Capital in Utah
Small Business Capital Access Directory

Quality of Life:

Live

Cost of Living: 15% less than the national average
Low Crime Rate , State Comparisons
Healthcare Facilities: Hospitals, Physicians, Dentists, Therapy, Pharmacy…
Median Home Value: Sanpete County $156,200; Utah $221,300; US $186,200
Average Annual Property Taxes, by county
Housing Availability
Residential Subdivision Lots for Sale
Rating of Public Schools
Population Density/sq mile: Sanpete Co. 17.36 vs. Salt Lake Co. 1,275. Room to Expand!
Median Age: 28.4 years old, USA 37.2 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.


Work

Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes):
Sanpete County- 19.2, Salt Lake County- 21.8, U.S.- 25.1
Traffic Congestion: None Statewide Traffic Volume Map
Workers 16 & Over that Worked at Home:
Sanpete County- 6%, Salt Lake County- 4.4%, Utah- 4.8%


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Environment

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.
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Natural Resources

Regional Natural Resources: Coal, Timber, Limestone, Salt, Gas, & Gypsum.
Utah Coal Production: 20,073,000 Short Tons in 2011.
Primary Agriculture: Turkeys, Sheep, Cattle, Alfalfa, Barley, and Dairy.
Land in Farms: 311,551 acres.
Sanpete Turkey Production: 100+ Million lbs. Annually
Utah Agriculture Overview

Additional Information:

The Narrows Dam and Reservoir

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/

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