Salt Lake City

Department of Economic Development

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships

There’s an old saying: “A rising tide lifts all ships.” That concept isn’t limited to boats in the harbor, it applies to the work we are doing in economic development. It’s about embracing an abundance mindset that benefits ALL types of business owners, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, or neighborhood. And in Salt Lake City we’re building a culture of collaboration. Winners help other people win.

This is the story of Salt Lake City’s Han’s Kombucha. A small batch, women-owned, local kombucha brewery. It’s a startup that has been nurtured and lifted up by our city and local business community, and we’re happy to report their business is taking off.

Hannah Hendrickson (aka Han) started brewing kombucha in the closet of her dorm at the University of Utah. As her prized SCOBY grew, she began sharing her brew with friends. In October of 2018, Han sold her very first booch batch to a local tea shop. The next year she met up with her now business partner, Kate Lubing, a restaurant consultant from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Since their teaming up, together they have been steadily growing to meet customer demand.

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