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Wasatch Front
Economic Development District
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The Wasatch Front Economic Development District (WFEDD) undertakes a regional approach to economic development that aligns with the Wasatch Choice Vision, and is supported by its member counties, including Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele, and Weber. The WFEDD’s mission is to support economic development plans, promote long-term economic competitiveness, and attract federal monies in order to implement local plans.

Public Comment Period

The WFEDD seeks public review and comment on its Draft 2018-2023 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which, upon approval, will replace the current 2017 CEDS Update. The public comment period begins on April 12, 2019 and extends through May 13, 2019. Members of the public are asked to learn more and comment via email to Scott Hess at shess@wfrc.org. Copies of the proposed document is also available at WFRC’s office at 41 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Questions may also be directed to Scott Hess during business hours at (801) 363-4250 or via the contact information specified above.

2017 CEDS Goals

The WFEDD implements its mission through the following six regional economic goals.

  1. Attract businesses that offer higher wages.
  2. Retain and expand existing Utah businesses.
  3. Build on and improve the region’s growth centers.
  4. Encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
  5. Increase economic development capacity.
  6. Maintain and improve our high-quality of life.

The WFEDD operates under the auspice of the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) – a public organization established under state-enabling legislation for the creation of multi-jurisdictional area-wide planning. The WFEDD received federal designation as an economic development district from the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) in August of 2014. The WFEDD is financially supported by our member counties and the US Economic Development Administration.

For additional information regarding the WFEDD, please contact Scott Hess.

Apply for a US EDA Grant

To apply, please complete the following steps.

Header photo courtesy of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

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