Report Out

at a glance

Connecting

A multi-day event anchored by a series of Listening Sessions where local stakeholders connected with each other and with officials representing the Administration and relevant federal agencies.

Understanding

The goal of the event was to understand the opportunities and challenges experienced by energy-producing communities moving into a new clean energy future.

Listening

The Listening Sessions explored how effectively federal funding is flowing to communities, addressing local priorities, and ensuring that good jobs are created in the region.

By the numbers

100+

Participants

2

White House Officials

4

Federal Agency Representatives

19

Local Elected Officials

4

State Elected Officials

4

Energy Industry Representatives

6

Navajo Nation Leaders

4

Labor Unions

10

Small Business Owners

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takeaways

Strategy Needs

Currently, this region is falling through the cracks of a federal strategy to help coal communities move to a clean energy future.

Diversified Economies

There is a tension between the investment of federal resources that “center” energy production as the core economic driver in the region and a desire to build a more diversified economy.

Support

Elected officials, private sector leaders, and community members across the political spectrum demonstrate strong support for federal funding coming into the region.

Long Term

Long term economic development in the region must include resources and policies that create more affordable housing and opportunities for young people and younger workers to stay in the region.


Schedule


Day

Public Town Hall

Local folks, business owners, and elected reps sharing successes, challenges, and opportunities that can shape the future of energy in Utah.


Day

Lifting Up Federal Funding Successes

Attendees sharing examples of how federal funding is strengthening rural Utah’s local economies and delivering benefits to communities.

Invite-Only Stakeholder Meeting

Representatives from federal, regional, and state agencies and local stakeholders will strategize on how to ensure federal dollars help create good jobs, promote local hiring, and meet community needs.

For more information

Paul Getsos | Director | UTST

paul@unitedtoday.org

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