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UT Statewide Economic Development Agencies

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Christina Oliver
Director of Corporate Recruitment & Incentives
324 South State Street, 5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT USA 84111
801-538-8792
coliver@utah.gov
www.business.utah.gov
Incentives are available for business relocation and expansion to select companies that create new, high-paying jobs to help improve the standard of living, increase the tax base, attract and retain top-level management and diversify the state economy. Incentives are offered as either tax credits or grants.

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah
Jeff Edwards
President & CEO
201 South Main Street, Suite 2150
Salt Lake City, UT USA 84111
801-328-8824
jedwards@edcutah.org
www.edcutah.org
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UT Regional Economic Development Agencies

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UT County Economic Development Agencies

Emery County Economic Development
Michael McCandless
Director
P.O. Box 297
Castle Dale, UT USA 84513
435-381-5576
econdev@co.emery.ut.us
www.emerycounty.com
Juab County Economic Development
Byron Woodland
Economic Development Director
160 North Main
Nephi, UT USA 84648
435-623-3415 415
byronw@co.juab.ut.us
www.co.juab.ut.us
Millard County Economic Development Association
Linda Clark Gillmor
Director
P.O. Box 854
Delta, UT USA 84624
435-864-1400 1407
lcgillmor@co.millard.ut.us
www.millardcounty-ecdev.com
Salt Lake County Economic Development
Dale Carpenter
Director
2001 South State Street, Suite S2100
Salt Lake City, UT USA 84190
801-468-2221
dcarpenter@slco.org
www.upgrade.slco.org
Sanpete County Economic Development
Kevin Christensen
Director
P.O. Box 148, 191 North Main
Manti, UT USA 84642
435-835-4321
info@sanpete.com
www.sanpete.com
Sevier County Economic Development
Malcolm Nash
Economic Development Director
250 North Main Street
Richfield, UT USA 84701
435-893-0454
sevierutah@hotmail.com
www.sevierutah.net
Washington County Economic Development Council
Scott Hirschi
Director
1071 East 100 South, Building C, Suite 7
St. George, UT USA 84770
435-652-7750
wcedc@dixie.edu
www.dixiebusinessalliance.com
Wayne County Economic Development Council
Michelle Coleman
Director
P.O. Box 189
Loa, UT USA 84747
435-836-1315
michelle@wco.state.ut.us
www.waynecnty.com

UT City Economic Development Agencies

City of West Jordan Economic Development Office
Tom Burdett
Community Development Director
8000 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT USA 84088
801-569-5060
tomb@wjordan.com
www.wjordan.com
Park City Chamber and Visitors Bureau
Bill Malone
President & CEO
P.O. Box 1630
Park City, UT USA 84060
800-453-1360
bill@parkcityinfo.com
www.parkcityinfo.com
Salt Lake Chamber
Lane Beattie
President & CEO
175 East 400 South, Suite 600
Salt Lake City, UT USA 84111
801-364-3631
info@saltlakechamber.org
www.saltlakechamber.org
Salt Lake City Corp., Department of Economic Development
Bob Farrington
Director
P.O. Box 145484
Salt Lake City, UT USA 84114
801-535-7941
bob.farrington@slcgov.com
www.slcgov.com
Sandy City Economic Development
Nick Duerksen
Director of Business & Economic Development
10000 Centennial Parkway
Sandy, UT USA 84070
801-568-7105
nduerksen@sandy.utah.gov
www.sandy.utah.gov
Easton Area Industrial Land Development Company, Inc.
Charles A. Roseberry
Executive Director
One South Third Street, 7th Floor, P.O. Box 936
Easton, PA USA 18044-0936
610-258-5647
eaild@nni.com
www.eaild.com
Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership
Jim Dible
President & CEO
208 East Bayfront Parkway, Suite 100
Erie, PA USA 16507-2405
814-454-7191
jdible@eriepa.com
www.eriepa.com
Weber Economic Development Corporation
Ron Kusina
Executive Director
2484 Washington Boulevard, Suite 400
Ogden, UT USA 84401
801-621-8300
ron@webergrowth.com
www.webergrowth.com
West Valley City Chamber of Commerce
Alan Anderson
President & CEO
1241 West Village Main Drive, Suite B
West Valley City, UT USA 84119
801-977-8755
chamber@chamberwest.org
www.chamberwest.org
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Utah State Incentives

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (EDTIF): A post-performance refundable tax credit up to 30 percent of new state revenues (state corporate/partnership income, sales and withholding taxes) over the life of the project (up to 20 years).

RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE (REDI): A post-performance refundable tax credit for up to 100 percent of new state revenues (state corporate/partnership income, sales and withholding taxes) over the life of the project (up to 20 years) for renewable/alternative energy generation and related manufacturing.

The PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND is Utah’s tax-exempt bonding authority creating a lower cost, long-term source of capital.

UTAH RECYCLING MARKET DEVELOPMENT ZONES: Businesses within a Recycling Zone can claim state income tax credits of 5 percent on the investment in eligible equipment for the handling and/or consumption of recycled materials.

LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TAX CREDITS: Investors in a Utah life science company are eligible for a non-refundable capital gains tax credit of 5 percent of a capital gain after holding the investment for at least two years. Investors are eligible for a non-refundable, post-performance tax credit of up to 35 percent of their investment, paid over three years. Life science and technology companies generating new state revenues are eligible for a post-performance refundable tax credit of up to the amount of new state revenues generated over three years.

MOTION PICTURE INCENTIVE PROGRAM (MPIP): A post performance incentive of up to 25 percent of total dollars spent in the state in the form of a cash grant or refundable tax credit.

RURAL FAST TRACK PROGRAM: A post-performance grant available to small companies in rural Utah. Requirements:

  • Be located in a county with a population less than 30,000 and average household income less than $60,000
  • Have been in business in the state for at least two years
  • Have at least two employees
  • Enter into an incentive agreement with GOED which specifies performance milestones
  • Demonstrate how the business development project will promote business and economic development in a rural county

*Up to $50,000 for a qualifying business development project

  • Create and retain for at least 12 months new high-paying jobs in a rural county

*$1,000 for each new job that pays over 110 percent of the county average wage
*$1,250 for each new job that pays over 115 percent of the county average wage
*$1,500 for each new job that pays over 125 percent of the county average wage

INDUSTRIAL ASSISTANCE FUND (IAF): A post-performance grant for the creation of high-paying jobs in the state. Eligible companies must create at least 50 new jobs, pay at least 125 percent of urban county average wage or 100 percent of rural county average wage, demonstrate company stability and profitability, secure commitment from local community to provide a local incentive, demonstrate competition with other locations and enter into an incentive agreement with GOED that specifies performance milestones.

ENTERPRISE ZONES: Under the program, certain types of businesses locating to, or expanding in a designated zone may claim state income tax credits provided in the law. Any city or county in the state of Utah may be eligible for enterprise zone designation. Application for designation must be made by a city with 10,000 or less population located in a county with 50,000 or less population or an Indian Tribe for tribal lands.


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