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Blue Core Labs Finds Opportunity in Beaver County

$50 million CAPEX

140 jobs

Project Wilbur

May 12, 2022

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) are pleased to announce that Blue Core Labs, Inc., plans to bring up to 140 new high-paying jobs to Beaver County during the next five years. Capital expenditures associated with the project are $50 million.

"In Utah, there has been a historical divide between our rural and urban areas. We've seen unprecedented economic opportunities flow to the Wasatch Front, but we know those opportunities don't always extend to our most rural communities,” said Dan Hemmert, Go Utah's executive director. “In 2021, the state passed legislation to change this dynamic. Today, I'm pleased to announce our first REDTIF deal in a Class 5 County. Blue Core Labs is exactly the kind of company we want here in Utah. In every decision, Blue Core Labs has demonstrated its commitment to Beaver County residents. Already, the company is working on plans to provide housing options in the community, along with helping local agriculture. Blue Core Labs also emphasizes environmental stewardship, packaging its water products in 75% renewable paper board."

Blue Core Labs is a wellness product manufacturing and fulfillment company. Its products include clean water and nutritional products. Core to its product suite are owned rights to a pristine, naturally alkaline aquifer in Beaver County. This location is connected to one of the nation's finest spring water aquifers and provides access to approximately 17 to 20 million gallons of perfectly pH-balanced spring water.

“We’re appreciative of the beautiful state of Utah and the pioneer and entrepreneurial spirit that lives here,” said Dave Wheeler, COO and CSO of Blue Core Labs. “There are many individuals and entities that came together on behalf of Blue Core Labs, Inc. including Governor Cox, the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity staff, state Senator Wayne Harper, the Beaver County Commissioners Mark Whitney, Tammy Pearson and Wade Hollingshead and their staff and the Beaver County Planning and Zoning Department and Staff as well as our financial partners.”

Blue Core Labs may receive up to 50% of the additional state taxes it will pay over the five-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Rural Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (REDTIF) tax credit (U.C.A. 63N-2-106(2)). Each year that Blue Core Labs meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will qualify for a portion of the total tax credit.

“We’re thrilled that Blue Core Labs represents the first EDCUtah project to land in Beaver County, and in an Opportunity Zone no less,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “The company is committed to rural economic growth, as well as powering its manufacturing operations with sustainable geothermal energy. This is a win on so many fronts!”

Colby Cooley, vice president of business development, led Project Wilbur for EDCUtah.

For more information on this or other projects, contact Colby Cooley, at 801-323-4250, ccooley@edcutah.org.

WP Moving & Logistics (an EDCUtah ambassador investor) provided relocation services.

Investors: If you were involved in this project and would like to add your organization to this announcement, please email connect@edcutah.org.

Colby Cooley

Vice President of Business Development

ccooley​@edcutah.org
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