About Cedar City

Cedar City is situated where the desert meets the mountains in southern Utah. It’s a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, offering everything from mountain biking to hiking and skiing. Cedar City is a perfect place for families seeking education, connected rural living, and almost every type of activity and entertainment. 

Often called “Festival City,” the area is home to a Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Summer Games, and other cultural venues including the Southern Utah Museum of Art. Two post secondary institutions — Southern Utah University and Southwest Technical College — are a positive force in the city, supporting a growing tech-based ecosystem. 

Community partner

The Southern Utah University Business Resource Center offers extensive resources, coaching, and business expertise that help residents fulfill their business pursuits. The Center’s purpose is to help build the local economy by helping local businesses.

What RIN means to Cedar City:

“The Rural Innovation Network has helped us create a strategy that will take our entrepreneurial ecosystem to the next level. Working with CORI in this way has been both compelling and enlightening. With RIN’s help, we will successfully become a destination for rural online work and other technology development.”

Craig Isom, Southern Utah University Business Resource Center

Explore our Network

Today, these local leaders are focused on educating and training local residents in digital skills (especially those traditionally excluded from the tech industry), employing them in new economy jobs, and empowering them to launch startups that will drive a prosperous 21st-century economy. Diverse in geography, economic origin, and demographics, these communities represent the full spectrum of rural America.