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RAP Tax in Washington County

Monday, October 27th, 2014


How will it affect you and commercial real estate in St. George, Utah?

There is a proposed tax increase for sales tax in Washington County, that will effectively increase the sales tax 1 penny for every $10 spent on non-food items in Washington County. In other words, for every $1,000 you spend on non-food items, you would pay $1.00 towards the RAP tax.


It would have a relatively small impact on the residents here, but would be an interesting way of taxing all of the visitors to the area. Whether they are here to see the parks, go to the Tuacahn, participate in baseball/soccer tournaments, or just here for the weather, the millions of visitors would pay a little more to better the facilities they come here to use.

As many national restaurant chains discuss new possible territories, one of the most important piece of data they look at is population. As they carefully scrutinize the number of people in the area, in St. George specifically, they also take into consideration the amount of visitors and the traffic count which particular locations may see. In Utah, 1 in 10 jobs are either directly or indirectly tied to the Travel, Tourism, and Recreation business.


Many people choose to live here after vacationing and falling in love with Southern Utah. While visiting, they stay in hotels, eat at restaurants, play golf, subsequently providing a need for more commercial real estate. If they decide to move here and build a house due to their visit here, each home that is built creates 3 jobs either directly or indirectly through construction work, real estate, title work, providing construction materials, utility hook ups, etc… All of those things require more industrial space, office space, and retail buildings to help support the growth.

Tourism is a driver of the Southern Utah economy. This proposed tax would enable our community to capitalize more on the tourism industry in order to pay the maintenance of our beautiful county and its awesome facilities. Visit the this website to learn more about the proposed tax. And if you are in the market for commercial real estate contact us online or by phone at 4358.627.5707.

Ft. Pierce Industrial Park in St. George

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Ft. Pierce Industrial Park in St. George, Utah is starting to see more action now than it has in the past 4 years. Brandon Vandermyde of NAI Utah South recently sold an 8,000 s.f. building to a commercial real estate investor. Brandon was also responsible for selling three of the neighboring buildings, two to owner users, and one to an investor. “The Industrial Market is starting to see some great improvement” says Vandermyde. “ Companies like Family Dollar are starting to see why it is great to do business here, and an even better place to raise a family.”

Industrial vacancies are down substantially from where it was 18 months ago, and are excited to see more businesses come into St. George

Drag Strip and Motocross in Southern Utah?!?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Quail Creek Industrial Park located in Hurricane, Utah will shortly see a new tenant. Not a new manufacturer, not a new storage facility, but a new Drag Strip. Ground was broken recently for the Red Hills Raceway, which according to the Spectrum, is the first of many automotive and racing related projects to fill the area. The spectrum reports that the strip will cover 10 acres, allow room for 2,500 spectators.

March is the estimated completion date for the project. The developers of the project will also seek permission from the city to add a motocross track, a circle track, sand track and other automotive businesses.

If you have any questions about purchasing land in this area, or want to know more about St. George Commercial Real Estate, contact Brandon Vandermyde at 435-627-5735 or email at

Best Places to Live + Play: St. George, Utah

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

National Geographic Adventure announces this year’s top 50 adventure towns,
state-by-state. Text by Dan Koeppel

Scale Wild Red Rock in St. George
– Population: 67,614
– Median home price: $319,000
Read More…

Southern Utah Area Parks and Recreation Spots

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Snow Canyon State Park (10 miles NW of St George) is a small state park offering a extraordinary scenic drive, short hiking, horseback riding opportunities among red sandstone cliffs, twisted rock layers, and volcanic flows. Read More…

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