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Speaking on Business: Vernal

Vernal is actively looking for tech companies with the idea that these jobs can be done virtually anywhere.

Chris Redgrave Aug 17, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

If your economy is dependent upon a certain industry and that industry faces challenges, it has a rippling effect. And the Uintah Basin has been feeling the affect; however, Mayor Doug Hammond and City Manager Quinn Bennion say the economy in Vernal on the upswing, as they work to diversify the employment base, like bringing in more tech jobs and increasing tourism.

With great fiber networks already in place, Quinn says Vernal is actively looking for tech companies with the idea that these jobs can be done virtually anywhere. So, why not make it the beautiful Uintah Basin? They’re working with several agency partners to bring tech jobs coming into the area, especially with a direct SkyWest flight coming into the airport twice a day from Denver. It’s increased visitors, executives and tourists visiting the Uintah Basin

Quinn says Vernal is a great place to live, raise a family and recreate, with an abundance of outdoor opportunities right outside your front door … fishing, hiking, mountain biking, or off-roading. Not to mention the world-famous Dinosaurland, where you can touch and see over 1,500 dinosaur fossils where they fell over 150 million years ago. So, close to a million visitors are experiencing this historical site and surrounding recreation opportunities, like the stunning Flaming Gorge.

Find them online at online at www.vernalcity.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Vernal City
374 E. Main
Vernal, UT 84078
435-789-2255

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