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Why EDCUtah

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) has three main competencies, all of which can help your expansion project proceed to a successful conclusion.

in-class Research

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Business Development Team

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Community Strategy

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Recent Project Wins

Crossroads of the West

From the linkage of the first transcontinental telegraph (1861) and railroad (1869), to the fourth node of what became the Internet (1969), Utah has been in the middle of the things that have changed our world. Today, we straddle a web of highway, rail, air, and broadband that connects us to the major markets of the world.

Why Utah

Utah has had consistently strong growth and is showing no signs of slowing down. There is an eager, intelligent, and trained workforce that is ready to grow with you. Listed below are some of our strongest metrics as well as our largest employers in the state. If you need more specific data about how great Utah is we have industry profiles for every major industry in Utah, as well as a highly qualified team of data scientists that can prepare the data in any way you need it.


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in the nation for Job Growth


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Unemployment Rate


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Mean hourly wage

Major Employers

Industry Profiles

Our Industry profiles are industry specific snapshots of the success of business in Utah. There are more available on our research page. If you’re interested in custom tailored data get in touch with Matt Hilburn, he’ll point you in the right direction.

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Matt Hilburn

Vice President of Research & Marketing


In 1987 five major Utah companies – Zions Bank, Wells Fargo, CenturyLink, Dominion Energy and Rocky Mountain Power – founded the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. Over 30 years later, the ranks of our Founding members have grown but they continue to be the backbone of our leadership team.

Dominion Energy
Rocky Mountain Power
Zions Bank