Sep 10, 2018
Meat and Potatoes shines a light on the people in Silicon Slopes
who get things done. Hosted by Silicon Slopes Director of
Operations Garrett Clark and random interns we explore how, why,
and when they get those things done, and why their work is the meat
and potatoes of Utah’s tech community.
In episode 18, we talk with Rebecca Dilg who is the Rural
Community & Outreach Manager for the Governor's Office of Economic
Development. We talk about the Rural
Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
The program which gives grants of between $4,000 and $6,000 to
companies per position created of new high-paying jobs in rural
counties (of the 4th,5th, and 6th classes).
The REDI program is a great incentive for companies whether
located within those rural counties or outside--perhaps nestled in
the Silicon Slopes--to hire remote workers. The benefit to
these hiring companies, in addition to the grant, is an employee
with a great work ethic located at home or in a satellite hub hired
at less than Wasatch Front wages.