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The Utah economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Utah and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
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State of Utah - and Office of the Governor State 84111

Utah State Department of Community & Economic Development - Division of Business & Economic Development (DCED, DBED) State 84111 

Utah Tax Commission State tax authority
The Economic Development Corp of Utah State 84111
Utah State Chamber of Commerce State
Utah Technology Alliance - bridge between Utah government (DCED) and tech community, with a focus on biotechnology, digital media, medical devices, and web services as four Utah economic "ecosystems" State 84111

SmartSites - DCED Business Services, focus on technology business in rural areas State - Rural Dev. 84111
American Fork Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84003
Davis Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84014
West Point City City 84015
Freeport Center - large industrial park development for manufacturing and distribution operations Development 84016
Summit County Economic Development County 84017
Draper City (Salt Lake County) City 84020
Draper Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84020
Davis County Department of Community and Economic Development County 84025
Bear Lake Rendezvous Chamber Chamber 84028
Wasatch County Economic Development County 84032
Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84032
Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84043 
Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84046 
Midvale City (Salt Lake County) City 84047    
Midvale Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84047
Utah Information Technology Association (UITA) Assn 84047
Morgan County Economic Development County 84050   not yet identified
Commission for Economic Development in Orem City 84058
Park City Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84060
Pleasant Grove Lindon Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84062
City of Bluffdale (Salt Lake County) City 84065
Riverton Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84065
Riverton City (Salt Lake County) City 84065
Herriman (Salt Lake County) City 84065
Uintah Basin Association of Governments - Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah counties Region 84066   not yet identified
Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84066
Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84070
Sandy City (Salt Lake County) City 84070
Tooele County Economic Development County 84074
Tooele County Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84074
Tooele City City 84074
Utah Industrial Depot (Tooele) Development 84074
Uintah County / Vernal City Economic Development County 84078

West Jordan City (Salt Lake County) City 84088
West Jordan Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84088
Town of Alta (Salt Lake County) Town 84092
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce (South Jordan) Chamber 84095
South Jordan Chamber Chamber 84095
City of South Jordan (Salt Lake County) City 84095

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Mountainland Association of Government - Summit, Utah, Wasatch counties Region 84097
Canyon Park Technology Center - office space Development 84097
Taylorsville City (Salt Lake County) City 84101
Utah Manufacturers Association Assn 84101
Ninigret Park, Ninigret Group - office, distribution Development 84104
East Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84106
Murray City (Salt Lake County) City 84107

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Murray Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84107
Utah Association of Counties - publishes a Utah Counties Fact Book (2003 pdf.) Association 84107
Salt Lake City Corporation (Salt Lake County) City 84111
Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance Downtown 84111
City of South Salt Lake Economic Development Department (Salt Lake County) City 84111
Salt Lake Chamber Chamber 84111
South Salt Lake Chamber Chamber 84115
Wasatch Front Regional Council - Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Tooele and Weber counties Region 84116
City of Holladay (Salt Lake County) City 84117
Holladay Chamber of Commerce 84117
West Valley City (Salt Lake County) City 84119
ChamberWest Chamber of Commerce (West Valley City, Taylorsville, Kearns) City 84120
Millrock Park - office development Development 84121
Utah Life Science Association (ULSA) Assn 84158
Salt Lake County - includes Town of Alta, Midvale City, City of South Jordan, Bluffdale City, Murray City, City of South Salt Lake, City of Draper, Riverton City, City of Taylorsville, Herriman, Salt Lake City, West Jordan City, Holladay-Cottonwood City, Sandy City, West Valley City County 84190

population 902,777 in 2000
Brigham City Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84302
Box Elder County Economic Development and Planning (Brigham City) County 84302
Cache Chamber of Commerce (Logan) Chamber 84321
Bear River Association of Governments - Box Elder, Cache, Rich counties Region 84321
Rich County Economic Development (northeast Utah) County 83287   not yet identified
City of Logan City 84321
Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce (Logan) Chamber 84321
Bear River Valley Chamber (Tremonton) Chamber 84337 
North Logan City Economic Development City 84341
Daggett County Economic Development County 84046
Ogden City City 84401
Weber Economic Development Corp. (Ogden) County 84401
Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84401
Southeast Utah Association of Governments - Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties Region 84501   not yet identified
Carbon County Chamber (Price) Chamber 84501 
Carbon County Future County 84501
Blanding Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84511
Emery County Economic Development Council (Castle Dale) County 84513
Emery County Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84513   none identified yet
Grant County, Moab Area Economic Development Office County, City 84532

Moab Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84532 
Utah's Canyon Country - San Juan County Economic Development, Southeast Utah County Tourism 84535
Monticello Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84535   none identified yet
Provo Orem Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84601
Provo City Economic Dev. City 84603
Utah County, UVEDA - Utah Valley Economic Development Association (Provo) County 84606
Millard County Economic Development Association County 84624
Delta Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84624
Sanpete County Office of Economic Development County 84627

Fillmore Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84631   none identified yet
Juab County Economic Development County 84648
Payson Area Chamber Chamber 84651
Salina Chamber Chamber 84654
Spanish Fork Area Chamber Chamber 84660
Springville Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84663
Six County Association of Governments (Richfield) - Juab, Sevier, Piute, Millard, Wayne, Sanpete counties Region 84701
Sevier County Economic Development County 84701
Richfield Area Chamber Chamber 84701
Beaver County Economic Development County 84713
Beaver City Corp. City 84713
Wayne County Economic Development County 84715
Brian Head Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84719

Cedar City / Iron County Economic Development County 84720
Escalante & Boulder Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84726 
Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Chamber 84737 
Piute County Economic Development County 84740   not yet identified
Kanab Area Chamber of Commerce (Kane County) Chamber 84741 
Garfield County Tourism / Bryce Canyon Country (National Park) County Tourism 84759
Panguitch Chamber Chamber 84759
Washington County Economic Development Council (St.George) - public/private sector partnership County 84770


St. George Area Chamber of Commerce - includes recent cost of living data Chamber 84770

ACCRA cost of living data

Ft. Pierce Industrial Park (St. George) - CommerceCRG (Cushman & Wakefield) Developer 84770
Tonaquint Center Development Inc. - technology business park in St. George UT Developer 84770
Five County Association of Governments (St. George) - Kane, Beaver, Iron, Garfield, Washington counties Region 84771
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many Utah economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about UT as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the UT and larger US Mountain region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.  Our regional directories also include professional service providers.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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