State of Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Rural Economic Development Incentive (REDI) Application

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    The Rural Economic Development Incentive (REDI) program is designed for businesses creating new high-paying jobs in rural Utah counties or all Utah counties except Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Washington, Cache, Tooele, and Summit counties.  These jobs can be remote, online, or in a satellite hub/office space, or physically located in the same county as the business.   For each new position, the business will receive $4,000 to $6,000 based on the employee’s location.

 

 

Eligibility:

       Any business other than those primarily engaged in construction, retail, staffing or public utility industries are encouraged to apply.  A business considering the REDI grant must apply for and receive approval through the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in advance of creating any new position(s) which meet(s) the following requirements:

  • Pays at least 110% of the county’s average wage 

  • Is filled by an employee who works at least 30 hours per week or that meets the customary practices by that industry as full-time standards

  • Will exist for at least 12 consecutive month

For REDI grant details, refer to the Information and Application Instructions.

Incentives:

A business entity may qualify for up to $250,000 in rural employment expansion grants each fiscal year. The business may only receive grant funds for the number of positions that were projected and approved.  For any additional positions, another application must be submitted and approved prior to hiring. A business entity that has received a REDI grant may concurrently apply for or receive another GOED grant or incentive.

Potential Allocation Award Amounts:

  • $4,000 for each new full-time employee position in a county where the average county wage is equal to or greater than the state average wage

  • $5,000 for each new full-time employee position in a county where the average  county wage is between 85% and 99% of the state average wage

  • $6,000 for each new full-time employee position in a county where the average county wage is less than 85% of the state average wage

 

The REDI Grant Levels Table below provides county-specific information.


REDI GRANT LEVELS

 

 COUNTIES

 COUNTY

AVG WAGE

110%

COUNTY AVG WAGE

 STATE OF UTAH AVG WAGE

 %

STATE AVG WAGE

 POTENTIAL JOB INCENTIVE

Beaver

$ 34,613

$ 38,074

$ 45,727

76%

$ 6,000

Box Elder

$37,367

$41,104

$45,727

82%

$6,000

Carbon

$ 38,530

$ 42,383

$ 45,727

84%

$ 6,000

Daggett

$ 34,125

$ 37,538

$ 45,727

75%

$ 6,000

Duchesne

$ 44,856

$ 49,342

$ 45,727

98%

$ 5,000

Emery

$ 43,127

$ 47,440

$ 45,727

94%

$ 5,000

Garfield

$ 30,379

$ 33,417

$ 45,727

66%

$ 6,000

Grand

$ 32,322

$ 35,554

$ 45,727

71%

$ 6,000

Iron

$31,724

$34,896

$45,727

69%

$6,000

Juab

$ 34,102

$ 37,512

$ 45,727

75%

$ 6,000

Kane

$ 32,613

$ 35,874

$ 45,727

71%

$ 6,000

Millard

$ 40,133

$ 44,146

$ 45,727

88%

$ 5,000

Morgan

$ 39,047

$ 42,952

$ 45,727

85%

$ 5,000

Piute

$ 27,688

$ 30,457

$ 45,727

61%

$ 6,000

Rich

$ 26,153

$ 28,768

$ 45,727

57%

$ 6,000

San Juan

$ 35,078

$ 38,586

$ 45,727

77%

$ 6,000

Sanpete

$ 29,192

$ 32,111

$ 45,727

64%

$ 6,000

Sevier

$ 35,182

$ 38,700

$ 45,727

77%

$ 6,000

Uintah

$44,248

$48,673

$45,727

97%

$5,000

Wasatch

$ 38,033

$ 41,836

$ 45,727

83%

$ 6,000

Wayne

$ 30,201

$ 33,221

$ 45,727

66%

$ 6,000

 

For more information about the (REDI) Grant:

(801) 538-8681 | RuralPrograms@utah.gov
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Required Fields
Company Information







Primary Contact Information




Secondary Contact Information




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New Hiring Plan
New Employee Wage & Location
Complete this section for each county with projected new employees. 



The new employee's wage must be 110% of the county average annual wage for the business to be eligible for a REDI grant. See the table on page 1 for details
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(limit $250,000).

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Supporting Documentation


The Employee Baseline Form is used to establish a baseline job count of full-time employees preceding the date of your application.  Please find this form here.  Once complete, save for your records then upload into the Baseline Employee Form file above.

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Grant Request