Series 24973
Kanab (Utah) Kanab and Kane County economic development strategic plans

Dates: 1998.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Kanab and Kane County Economic Development Strategic Plans were prepared by the Kane County Economic Development Working Team, which included city council representatives from Kanab, Orderville, Big Water, and lay citizens. The Kane County strategic plan was adopted by the Kane County Commission in January 1996. Both the Kanab and Kane County strategic plans were adopted by the Kanab City Council in February 1998, as an appendage to the general plan. This booklet, including both plans, begins with a demographic and economic analysis of Kanab, Kane County's largest community. It includes statements about Kanab's strengths and weaknesses, and a vision statement of Kanab's ideal economy. The booklet includes a strategic plan for Kane County. Demographic and economic information about the county is followed by objectives for improvement. Team members felt that improvement depends on the county's ability to 1) diversify and expand business, 2) strengthen communication, 3) enhance education, 4) develop infrastructure, and 5) attract new business to Kane County. The plan includes many goals for Kane County which are categorized as very high priority, high priority, medium priority, and low priority. Very high priority goals include developing the Grand Staircase National Monument as an economic asset for Kane County and promoting Kane County as a tourist center for visitors of national parks, monuments and public lands. Kane County needs to increase communication with the Bureau of Land Management, the State of Utah, and U.S. Park and Forest Services because these agencies administer more than 95% of the land in Kane County. Their policies have an immense impact on Kane County communities.


Seperated by community and county.

Related Records

Planning Commission minutes from Kanab (Utah), Series 24206, summarize the proceedings of the planning commission, which provides guidance for Kanab's development.

General plan from Kanab (Utah), Series 24208, was adopted by the city council as a decision making guide for businesses and individuals and a planning guide for city government.

Minutes from Kane County (Utah). County Commission, Series 83799, summarize the discussion at county commission meetings. The county commission adopted the Kane County Strategic plan in 1996.

City council minutes from Kanab (Utah), Series 84960, summarize the proceedings of city council meetings and provide more information about the views and activities of the city council.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

The Kanab and Kane County Strategic Plans were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in July 2002 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • City planning—Utah—Kanab.
  • Regional planning—Utah—Kane County.
  • Kane County—Economic policy.
  • Kane County—Population.

Container List

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