Summit County Economic Development

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.

photo looking up Park City's Main Street. businesses on either side with cars moving down a two lane road

Summit County has received funding through the Rural County Grant program, which will be channeled into two initiatives to help local business.

The county’s Economic Development Advisory Board voted at their recent meeting to get the application process started.

The board members heard from Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones, who said they had applied September 1st, and received a grant of $95,000.

He said the grant will go into two programs.   One will give aid to East Side businesses.

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. 

Summit County

Affordable housing continues to be an issue that local officials look to address.

Summit County and Park City affordable housing programs use a measuring stick of Area Median Income Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones says that for housing purposes they look at targets that are 80% of the AMI and below.

Jones explains the unique challenge Summit County faces.

Summit County

The Summit County Council recently presented their Economic Development Plan in a meeting in Salt Lake with Governor Gary Herbert.

The county’s Economic Development Director, Jeff Jones, talked to KPCW about some of their goals, some areas where they’ve made progress, and some of the continued challenges.

Jones said that Governor Herbert is asking all rural counties to present their plans. It’s part of his 25,000 Jobs Initiative, a project to help create that number of employment positions in rural areas in the next four years.

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.