Rebecca Dilg

Rural Community and Outreach Manager
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
Salt Lake City, UT

Rebecca Dilg is the Rural Community and Outreach Manager for the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Enlisted to support the Governor’s 25K Jobs in 25 Rural Counties by 2020 initiative, she oversees the “Rural Economic Development Incentive” (REDI) grant program supporting businesses that create high-paying positions in rural Utah either online or locally. Ms. Dilg also manages the facilitation of the state’s broadband program—a key economic driver for supporting education and creating jobs in Utah.

After raising her children, Ms. Dilg worked for Box Elder County, first as the Commission Secretary then worked her way to the county’s economic development executive director concurrently obtaining her BS from Utah State University Huntsman School of Business. She served as Vice President of Composites and Aerospace of Northern Utah (CANU) where she was instrumental in bringing national and international economic development opportunities to Utah.

Still a rural resident, telecommuting or commuting daily to Salt Lake City, Ms. Dilg is attune to the needs of the rural workforce and the passion people have for wanting to live and raise their families there. She and her rocket-scientist husband are former small business bicycle shop owners.

Ms. Dilg is proud to report she actively pursued, completed, and valued the IEDC course requirements for CEcD accreditation, but the test remains on her bucket list.