Jeff Jones

KPCW

As Summit County weathered the past pandemic year, it resorted to a number of programs to help businesses slammed by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Economic Development Advisory Board.

 

Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones said the Economic Advisory Board was formed last summer. It was enabled by the recently passed Utah Senate Bill 95, creating a Rural County Grant Program to help businesses.

 

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:59) Hideout prepares for June 22 referendum on the annexation of Summit County landfrom at last night's meeting as Rick Brough reports. 

( 04:24) Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones with an update on the Economic Development Advisory Board.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 3:30) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county.

( 17:59) Summit county Economic Development Director Jeff Jones and St Luke's Episcopal Pastor Charles Robinson discuss the zoom event scheduled for Monday night. It's one in the series of community programs under the Project For Deeper Understanding.

Today on Mountain Money, Roger and guest co-host Renai Bodley Miller, speak with Leslie Joesphs, Airline Reporter for CNBC, Jeff Jones, Summit County Economic Development Director, and Shelley Marshall, owner of Park City Desserts and Coffee. 

On today's Local News Hour: 

( 05:41) Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones has an update on the Census and affordable housing prices. 

( 24:26) Utah Open Lands Ex. Director Wendy Fisher answers questions about the Boyer Tech Park open space and the lack of a conservation easement as well as the organization's 30th anniversary and other open space projects they're working on. 

( 37:50) Park City Public Works Manager Troy Daley has details on Park City's pavement plan update and Park Ave. slurry project. 

U.S. Census Bureau

Even with the many disruptions going on, Summit County officials are hoping that locals will remember one important task—filling out their forms for the 10-year United States Census survey.   

Summit County’s Economic Development Director Jeff Jones has been promoting the census effort.   This is the first time the census form can be submitted online.   

Jones said it’s a quick and easy process.    And there can be a lot at stake.       

On this special edition of the KPCW Noon Report, KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher speaks with Wasatch County Health Department PIO Chris Smoot about the first confirmed case in Wasatch County. Then, Leslie moderates a discussion between Park City Mayor Andy Beerman, Park City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Bill Malone, Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones, and Ski Utah Communications Director Anelise Bergin about the recent closures and the economic impact of COVID-19 in Summit County.

Around 30 Summit County community members met Monday evening to learn more about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. 

What is the census? That’s the first question the recent Summit County 2020 Census Town Hall sought to answer. Members from the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, presented information in Spanish and English about the once-per-decade effort to count everyone living in the United States. Summit County is pushing to increase the number of households counted in the 2020 Census. In 2010, only 55% of Summit County households responded.

U.S. Census Bureau

In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau starts its once-a-decade efforts to count every person living in the country. Summit County is preparing for the count.

Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones says the census—which is conducted every 10 years—is important for a lot of reasons.

Local News Hour - December 3, 2019

Dec 3, 2019

On the Local News Hour: Summit Land Conservancy Executive Director Cheryl Fox gives an update on open space issues; Summit County Manager Tom Fisher previews Wednesday’s county council meeting; Summit County Economic Development and Housing Director Jeff Jones talks about preparations for the upcoming 2020 census; and Park City community member Erin Ruzek shares her thoughts on why S.R. 224 needs a safer pedestrian crossing.

Summit County Council Member, Kim Carson has an update on Wednesday’s meeting. Summit County Economic Development and Housing Director, Jeff Jones, talks about the realities of creating enough affordable housing in Park City and Summit County.

On today’s program, Summit County Economic Development Manager Jeff Jones talks about a number of the projects he’s working on as well as details about the upcoming Wasatch Back Economic Summit. Summit County Regional Transportation Planning Manager Caroline Rodriguez has a transit/transportation update.

On today's show David Rosenbloom, an Attorney specializing in DUI cases talks about the new .05 BAC law that took effect on Dec 30th. Then Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones talks about the economic report presented to the Governor’s office and the upcoming 2019 goals that include transportation, workforce housing, environmental stewardship and mental wellness. And final guest Communications Director for the US Ski and Snowboard Team Tom Webb talks about Mikaela Shiffrin winning her 51st World Cup event.

An Open House was held on Wednesday to introduce some high level conceptual ideas being considered for development on the Cline Dahle parcel near Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. KPCW’s  Carolyn Murray attended and has this:

Local News Hour - June 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017

On today’s program, Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones and  Matt Leavitt, reviews the agenda, which includes the draft plans for the Cline Dahle parcel near Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson previews tomorrow's planning commission agenda. Becky Unker Utah State Board of Education coordinator of the special education co-teaching program has details on how the co-teaching program is working and Swaner EcoCenter Director Nell Larson details a number of upcoming summer opportunities.

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