Community and Economic Development Department

Welcome to the Salt Lake City Community and Economic Development Department (CED)

CED is here to guide and promote the physical and economic development of Salt Lake City. Our goal is to provide leadership, policies and programs that will promote strong, vibrant neighborhoods and communities, and to proactively encourage the positive and orderly growth and development of the City. CED advocates incorporation of the diverse interests of our community to reduce barriers and enhance leadership capacity to continue to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and play here. 

The CED Department is made up of seven divisions: Arts Council, Building Services, Economic Development, Engineering, Housing and Neighborhood Development, Planning and Transportation.  We have a hand in everything from public art to public way improvements.

Community and Economic Development Department 2013 Annual Report


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SLC Mobile

SLC Mobile is a multi platform solution for providing Salt Lake City residents, businesses, and visitors access to a set of local government-provided services, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

SLC Mobile is a free, simple, and intuitive online and smart phone application that enables the residents and visitors of City of Salt Lake City to identify quality of life and environmental issues and report them to the appropriate department for quick resolution. Powered by CitySourced technology, the application uses your smart phone’s global positioning system to automatically provide the issue's location, simplifying the reporting process for both you and City staff. Once you have submitted an issue, you track resolution efforts within SLC Mobile or via the web.



Applications now being accepted for the Economic Development Loan Fund (EDLF). The purpose of the EDLF is to stimulate business development and expansion, encourage private investment, promote economic development and enhance neighborhood vitality.

Click here to find out more about the EDLF and how to apply.



Downtown Master Plan

Salt Lake City has an extraordinary opportunity to shape and define the future of the Downtown. The project area includes multiple districts: the Central Business District; Downtown South, including the Granary; Downtown Warehouse District, including the Hub/Depot area; and the Gateway District. It is bounded by North Temple, 200 E, 900 S, and I-15.

Click here to learn more about the Downtown Master Plan Project.

 PLAN Salt Lake

Plan Salt Lake is a citywide is a citywide vision document that will help guide the City into the future. Plan Salt Lake will bring together all of the existing Citywide policies and help the residents, business owners, visitors and City leaders make decisions today that impact tomorrow.

CED Administration

Vacant, Director
Mary DeLaMare-Schaefer, Deputy Director
Brent Beck, Finance and Administrative Services Director
Vacant, Civic Engagement Manager
Nole Walkingshaw, Manager of Institutional Engagement
Robyn Stanczyk, Community Manager
Galina Urry, Administrative Assistant
City & County Building
451 South State Street, Room 404
PO Box 145486
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5486