At Salt Lake County, we
Economic development is a change in employment and/or per capita income that is self-sustained. In other words, economic development means creating jobs that pay wages sufficient for individuals to not only meet their basic needs, but to participate
fully in the local economy.
A regional approach to economic development means working cooperatively to meet the needs and ensure the economic well-being of all of the region’s residents. We do this through attracting new businesses and capital into the region, planning economic corridors that connect cities, and fostering the growth of local start-ups - all while promoting policies that protect residents and ensure that resident tax-dollars are being spent responsibly.
Municipal economic development means working collaboratively with Salt Lake County’s metro townships and cities to meet their respective needs. Our partners receive assistance in formulating and executing economic plans that play to our client’s strengths. Our team also works to attract jobs and cultivate resilient communities through financing redevelopment activities.
RETHINKING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Building and Sustaining Globally Competitive RegionsPursuing Growth, Prosperity, and Inclusion Slideset