State of Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Rural Economic Development Incentive (REDI) Application

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Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity


    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.




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.


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 2022


For more information about the (REDI) Grant:

(801) 699-3204 |

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Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity
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
(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