Utah lawmaker pitching $10M grant program to boost rural economies

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During the 2020 legislative session, state leaders have repeatedly said that the current economy is the strongest in Utah’s history.

But that praise comes with an asterisk, because much of Utah’s commercial growth has been concentrated in urban areas with rural communities struggling to close the gap.

“We do have a tale of two economies in this state,” said Sen. Scott Sandall, R-Tremonton. “We have the Wasatch Front, and we have rural Utah.”

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