The Southeastern Utah Economic Development District has a Revolving Loan Fund available for businesses that qualify, and that money can make all the difference to a small operation, according to SEUEDD spokesman Richard Shaw.
Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for February 2019 grew by an estimated 2.8 percent, adding 42,400 jobs to the economy since February 2018. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,536,300, according to the state’s employment summary.
Utah business leaders gathered March 21 in Salt Lake City to reaffirm their commitment to the Utah Compact, a set of key principles initially released in 2010 outlining the need for immigration policies to drive the state’s economy forward.
Employees of Kroger, the parent company of City Market, could go on strike within the next several weeks following the collapse of talks between union leaders and store officials last week in Denver where the company is headquartered. Moab residents don’t need to worry about a work disruption here; the Moab store is not unionized. However, other City Market stores throughout Colorado could have labor disruptions if a settlement isn’t reached.
The motto of Sorrel River Ranch & Spa is, “Where Luxury Meets Adventure.” By May 1, the resort expects to add a retail store to its amenities when JJ’s Mercantile opens. The store will sell goods including beer and wine, bread, food and many other items at the ranch, located roughly at milepost 17 on Highway 128. Ranch owner Liz Rad flew in for a “barn-raising” event last week. Actually, a crane was used to move modular buildings into place. While the first floor will house the store, upstairs will be employee housing.Photo by Doug McMurdo
Amid local irritation regarding overnight accommodations, new vacation properties continue to go up in and around Moab. Wyndham Destinations, a timeshare company headquartered in Florida, is among the corporations overseeing this new construction, and they say their project will be good for the local economy.