Economic Development

Kanab City is interested in pursuing and maintaining a healthy level of economic growth. Such growth is a means of providing a balanced, healthy economy in Kanab. It is a means of expanding the tax base for better homes, better schools and better public services. It is a means of providing more employment opportunities.

The City also recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining an appropriate level of community sustainability. While total sustainability is not possible, any reduction in the percentage of imported goods and services strengthens the community's ability to survive both economically and environmentally. The export of native goods and services to nearby communities, if it does not decrease the quality of life and impact the natural environment, will provide long-term benefits to Kanab. Those benefits will be in terms of business opportunities, stable employment and increased economic well-being.

Kanab acts as a regional center for commercial needs and services in Kane County. Building upon existing opportunities and services becomes important as Kanab continues to fill this important role in the region.

Center for Education Business & the Arts (CEBA)
Kanab City provides support for the Center for Education Business and the Arts (CEBA).

CEBA's purpose is to provide the rural area of Kanab City and Kane County with access to educational, business, and entrepreneurial opportunities, thereby increasing economic vitality. The inspiration for CEBA came from former Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.’s Plan for Economic Revitalization for Utah. CEBA addresses Point No. 9, which is: Energize Economic Development in Rural Communities. CEBA is a collaborative effort among Dixie State College of Utah, Kanab City, and Kane County. CEBA implements national studies in economic development and integrates regional progress in conjunction with a metropolitan area. In short, the purpose of CEBA is to “build a better community.”