Utah Coal Country Strike Team places second in American Dream Ideas Challenge

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Utah Coal Country Strike Team places second in American Dream Ideas Challenge

The Utah Coal Country Strike Team placed second in the American Dream Ideas Challenge, securing more funding to support economic development in Carbon and Emery Counties.

The team, which is co-led by Natalie Gochnour, assistant dean at the Eccles School and executive director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, has received $900,000 in funding from Schmidt Futures and the University of Utah.

The funding, along with a $500,000 legislative appropriation, will enable the team to invest in workforce training, tourism infrastructure, housing revitalization, and economic development planning in Carbon and Emery counties, according to Gochnour. She said the team plans to pursue additional funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Utah State Legislature, and other private philanthropy.

Read more about the project in @theU.

2019-07-03T13:42:14-06:00July 1st, 2019|

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