Established in 1874 by Mormon Pioneers, Kanab grew from
a sleepy ranching community at the turn of the century to
"Utah's Little Hollywood" through the middle
of the 20th century, and is currently the recreation and
commercial center of South Central Utah and the Arizona
ELEVATION: 4,950 ft
AVG. PRECIPITATION: 14"
CITY SERVICES: 2 City Parks,
Ball Fields, Tennis Courts, Racetrack, Senior Center, City
Library, Swimming Pool, & Golf Course.
MEDICAL SERVICES: Hospital, Medical
Clinics, Dental Office, Optometrist.
AIRPORT: 6040' paved runway, 75'
wide, 40 tiedowns, 1 tour operator.
SCHOOLS: High School 9-12, Middle
School 6-8, Elementary K-5.
CHURCHES: Catholic, First Baptist,
Jehovah's Witness, LDS, Southern Baptist, United Church,
Assembly of God, New Hope Bible, Victory Baptist, Rivers of Life
AUTO SERVICES: 10 Gas Stations,
4 Auto Repair Shops, 2 Truck Stops, 1 Body Shop.
LIQUOR STORE: 1 State Liquor Store
RESTAURANTS: 14 Restaurants,
6 Fast Food.
MOTELS: 20 (626 rooms), B&B- 3,
Kanab has a highly skilled, easily trainable, available
work force in place. In addition to immediately available
labor, Kanab boasts a high quality of life to which many
former residents are eager to return. Average 1993 Kane
County Labor Force was 2,740 with a seasonal high of 3,239. The
1993 average unemployment rate for Kane County was 6.2%.
As the recreational and commercial center of the region,
Kanab has an extensive array of commercial and residential
services. Kanab is also the Hub of several governmental
operations. It is the seat of Kane County, home of the
Kanab District office of the Bureau of Land Management, the
Kane County Hospital and the Kane County School District
Water- All of Kanab is served by a municipal
water system. The system is approved by the State of Utah. The
capacity of the system allows for significant growth.
Additional water resources are provided through the
Kanab Irrigation Company and the Kane County Water
Monthly municipal rates are as follows:
Rates: $12.00 first 12,000 gallons
.60 per 1,000 gallons for 12,000-17,000
.70 per 1,000 gallons for 17,000-22,000
.80 per 1,000 gallons for 22,000 and up
Electric- Services are provided by Garkane Electric Co-op.
Garkane Power Association Commercial Schedule
General Service No. (435)644-5026 or 1-800-747-5403
Commercial/industrial 50 or less kva of transformer
Energy charge .05758 $12.50 base
Demand charge 6.00 per KW after 5 KW
Natural Gas: Legal
restrictions were removed early 1994 and talks are underway
to bring Natural Gas into Kanab. Propane gas is provided
by two local vendors.
Sewer: Most of Kanab and all of the probably
commercial and industrial sites are served by a municipal
sewer system. Monthly rates are determined by class of
Class B - General Commercial $15.00
Class C - Laundries, Car Wash, etc. $50.00
Class D - Hospitals, Heavy Water Users $75.00
Class E - Motels (per unit) $1.75
Class F - Apartments, RV Parks (per unit) $3.00
Communications: Telephone service is provided by
South Central Utah Telephone. A local office provides
a full range of services that include maintenance,
Phone: South Central Utah Telephone is in the process
of purchasing the local phone service from US West. They
are currently laying Fiber optic cable to the west and
north of Kanab. When the purchase is completed in late
1994, Kanab is scheduled to be linked with the newly
installed fiber optic lines.
Cellular Phone: There are several cell phone services in
Kanab and the surrounding areas.
Overnight: Kanab is served by Federal Express,
United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service with
overnight delivery available through a variety of carriers.
Cable: Kanab is served by Precis Cable Services.
Impact Fees: Contact the Dept. of Economic Development
for a list of Impact Fees.
Taxes: Utah's business related taxes are incentives
for development. The following is a summary of pertinent
General Sales Tax
This tax applies to retail sales of tangible personal property,
meals, admissions to places of amusement, intrastate
communication, passenger service, hotel and motel accomodations
and certain other services. The Utah Legislature provided
for the exemption of machinery and equipment purchased
or leased for use in new or expanded manufacturing
operations in the state from the sales and use tax.
Sales Tax- 7 3/4%
Commercial Property Tax Rate- .013624 of taxable value
Inventory Tax- None
Corporate Income Tax- 5.0%
Unemployment Compensation Tax- (minimum) 0.5%
Based on first $14,500 (maximum) 8.0%
The Kane County School District is linking with the
state's T-1 line to provide interactive TV via the ED NET
system. Students in the Kane County School District have
the capacity to utilize distance learning technology to
earn both college and high school level credit. Students
attending the Kane County schools in Kanab are well
prepared for future academic and employment opportunities.
The schools work with employers to provide training for your
specific need. 1995 Kane County District enrollment is 1,485.
Kanab: 1995 Statistics
High School Enrollment- 352 (4.5 day school week)
Middle School Enrollment- 234 (4.5 day school week)
Elementary School Enrollment- 402 (5 day school week)
ACT Composite Score- 21
Kanab Municipal Airport serves the business and tourist
community with scenic flights and charter service. The
paved runway is 6200 feet long and 75 feet wide.
Hunt's Car Rental provides the Kanab area with Jeep
and car rentals.
Local banking services include branch offices of three
major banks in Utah. Loaning institutions are interested
in assisting firms desiring to locate in the area. Kane
County and Kanab City are serviced by the following banks:
State Bank of Southern Utah
99 West Center Street
Kanab, UT 84741
Zions First National Bank
41 East Center Street
Kanab, UT 84741
Mountain America Credit Union
190 West Center Street
Kanab, UT 84741