Economic Development


Welcome to the City of St. George, "The Brighter Side". St George is the economic powerhouse of Southern Utah nestled against the stunning backdrop of red rock cliffs and surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. The City of St. George stands as a beacon of growth, innovation, and prosperity in the region.

Why St. George is "The Brighter Side"?

  1. Strategic Location: Located along Interstate 15 and proximity to the Las Vegas market, St. George is strategically located in the southern Utah. You can experience over 14 National and State Parks including Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon in less than 3 hours. 

  2. Growing Population: St. George has experienced significant population growth in recent years, which provides a larger consumer base for businesses. This growth also indicates a demand for various goods and services, presenting opportunities for businesses to thrive.

  3. Business-Friendly Environment: Utah, in general, is known for its business-friendly environment with low taxes and reasonable regulations. St. George continues this trend, making it an attractive location for businesses looking to establish or expand their operations.

  4. Quality of Life: St. George offers a high quality of life with its beautiful scenery, outdoor recreational opportunities, and relatively low cost of living compared to larger metropolitan areas. The City maintains over 50 parks, 566.34 acres of open space, 110 miles of trails and 39 playgrounds. This makes it an appealing location for individuals and families, which can attract skilled workers to the area, essential for economic development.

  5. Educational Institutions: St. George is home to Utah Tech University and Dixie Technical College which provides educational opportunities and contributes to the development of a skilled workforce. Additionally, the city is close to other major universities and colleges in Utah and Nevada, ensuring access to a diverse pool of talent.

  6. Infrastructure: St. George has invested in infrastructure projects to support economic development, including transportation networks, utilities, and telecommunications. St. George Regional Airport is the largest regional airport in the State of Utah. These investments make it easier for businesses to operate efficiently and access markets both locally and globally.

  7. Diversified Economy: While tourism plays an important role in the city's economy, the City of St. George has been diversifying its economy in recent years. The city has seen growth in sectors such as healthcare, technology, and professional services, which adds stability and resilience to its economic base. We also have one of the best downtowns in the State of Utah. 

  8. Supportive Business Community: St. George has a supportive business community that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation. Organizations like the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce provide resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy for local businesses, helping them succeed and contribute to the city's economic growth.

In interested in how we are planning for the future in our downtown? Check out 2040 Downtown Plan provides clear, practical guidance for growth and improvements in the next 20 years.