• Events

    The Utah Alliance hosts quarterly events across the state to train economic development professionals on the latest trends and best practices in the field.

  • Make plans to be with us for our Fall Meeting

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    October 18, 2018

    The main meeting will be on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

    A networking/socializing event will be held on the evening of Oct. 17.

    More details on this event will be coming soon.


    Call Jonathan Crandall at the Red Lion at 801-524-0301 and ask for the Utah Alliance Rate ($100).

    Or to add the group code online for the Red Lion Hotel:


    checkin date 10/1718 - 10/18/18

    check “GROUP” and put UAED2018 in grey box, click red box “BOOK NOW”


    Plan to join us on the evening of October 17th for a networking opportunity at Squatters, downtown. We will be meeting at 5:30 p.m.

    Everyone will be on their own for drinks and food.

  • Upcoming Events

    2019 UAED Professional Development Day


    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Event Details Coming Soon


    2019 IEDC Economic Future Forum
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 9-11, 2019

    Make plans to attend this IEDC Economic Forum. We seldom get to host an IEDC meeting. This is a great opportunity for you to get the information without having to allocate travel costs.

    More details will follow.

  • Previous Events

    Did you miss an event? Catch up on the content here!

    Spring 2018 Meeting - Brigham City, Utah

    April 19, 2018


    We had a wonderful meeting in Brigham City. We want to thank Paul Larsen and his committee for putting together such an informative meeting.

    For copies of the presentations, go here.

    Winter 2018 Meeting - St. George, Utah

    January 10, 2018


    Thanks for joining us at our annual meeting in St. George!

    For copies of the presentations, please click here.


    We want to thank Dixie Tech for hosting the Utah Alliance for our Winter meeting. Their new building and meeting facility were fabulous!


    We have a new President/Chairman and board members. We want to say a special thanks to the retiring board members listed below:


    Matt Rich, Jacobsen Construction
    Irene Hansen, Uintah Basin
    Susie Becker, Zions Bank
    Mitch Zundel, Box Elder County


    Second: We will be launching an updated website shortly. Special thanks to Don Willie for putting this together and showcasing the site to the group at our meeting.


    Third: We had some great presentations from Dixie Tech, The Southern Utah Chamber Coalition, Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, and Washington County.


    Fourth: In conjunction with the Governor's Economic Summit in April, the Utah Alliance will be hosting a special education seminar where we will be focusing on some of the new issues impacting economic development statewide and also our profession.


    Lastly: Marlin Eldred and Tami Ursenbach have been working hard on putting together a "Certified Economic Development Professional" track that is available for all economic development professionals statewide. The ED101 course is taught at Utah Valley University in Orem and covers everything including Planning, Business Retention strategies and Community Development.

    Summer 2017 Meeting - Duchesne, Utah



    Thanks for joining us at our Summer meeting in Duchesne!

    For copies of the presentations, please click here.


    Rural Healthcare by Jim Marshall

    Rural State Tax Incentive Presentation by Commissioner Jake Mellor

    Utah Division of Parks and Recreation by Fred Hayes

    Seven County Infrastructure Coalition by Mike McKee


    Spring 2017 Meeting - Nephi, Utah


    Thanks for joining us at our Spring 2017 meeting in Nephi City!

    For copies of the presentations, please click here.


    Utah Juab County Highlights presented by Brent Boswell, Juab County ED Director and Rick Carlton, Juab County Commission

    2017 Legislative Update presented by Lincoln Shurtz, Government Affairs Director, UAC

    EDC Utah Public Development Tools presented by Max Backlund, Director Public Development, EDCU

    Houweling's Tomatoes, presented by David Bell


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