The St. George Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serves Washington and Kane counties in Southern Utah, with offices in both Dixie and Kanab. St. George is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. The SBDC offers a broad range of services to assist small business owners in entrepreneurial education, advocacy, and business development.
Southern Utah is characterized by is warm temperate climate, rural and urban communities, substantial metropolitan growth, and numerous National Parks and recreation areas that attract visitors from across the country. Some of the most spectacular parks in the nation are located in Southern Utah, including Zion National Park, Arches and Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, attracting nearly 5 million visitors annually (5.7 million in 2010).