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Economic Development Action Plan


Daggett County Commissioners, the Economic Development Board (current Economic Development Board members include Tina Bennington, Craig Collett, Sara Lamb, Karen Perry, Layne and Diane Ferrin, and Jerry Taylor), and the Economic Development Director Brian Raymond are working on some of the projects listed below. We would like your input and help on prioritizing the following projects and listing others that we might be able to make some progress on the rest of this year and throughout 2013:


Increase Visitors here during low and shoulder seasons

Develop Area Welcome Packets

Continue Business Expansion and Retention program/Economic Gardening Activities

Institute a Buy Local Program

Enhance Street Beautification and add new Entry Signs

            Tree City USA – Arbor Day projects

            Improve Annual Community Clean-up

            Develop Walking Path along Hwy 43

Develop a new Shooting complex including a rifle range

Find additional Economic Development Funding


BEAR Grant

Legislative Assistance

Continue to plan and complete Dutch John Development Projects

RDA Project Area Development for Manila and Greendale areas

Natural Gas for Manila

Continue and improve existing events

Relook at Area Branding

Further Develop the Recycling Coalition

Continue Resort & Conference Center Development

Increase Number and Variety of Events to bring in Visitors

Community Non-Profit Developed

Increased Marketing – Co-op with State of Utah

Increased Marketing – Co-op with Local Businesses

Develop Social Media resources for the area and area businesses

Develop a “Come Back” area marketing program

Marketing Study to show effectiveness of current marketing

Develop a Business Resource Center/Tourism Center

Develop a Ski Resort/tubing hill in the Ashley National Forest

Develop Additional Affordable and Workforce housing options


There are many more activities and projects that we could add to the list and many of these have various sub projects within them.  County and Town budgets are limited, grant funds are limited and becoming more and more competitive, so we need to focus our efforts.  Send an email to any of the board members’ email address or mail to Economic Development Action Plan; PO Box 219; Manila, UT 84046 by 5 pm on Friday, October 26, 2012 and we will get the results in the next newsletter and on this webpage.





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