Guiding our Growth is a statewide conversation about how we can keep Utah a great place for our families and communities as we grow. It is a broad effort to explore what actions make sense in the face of our ongoing population increases.
The effort started in Fall 2021 when the Unified Economic Opportunity Commission tasked the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (GOPB) to work with community partners to develop a proposal for a statewide growth conversation. GOPB teamed with organizations from all over the state, providing a variety of perspectives and expertise areas, to complete this task. These groups include the state’s seven associations of government, Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT), Envision Utah, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Utah Land Use Institute, and the Department of Workforce Services.
The effort is funded by the generous support of the Utah State Legislature.
This statewide conversation was initiated in July 2022 and will run through December 2023. The effort is organized into three phases. Public and stakeholder participation opportunities are included in all three phases.