Salt Lake City

Department of Economic Development

Phone: (801) 535-7200 | Email:

Business Development

Salt Lake City is Ready to Talk Business!

We’re ready! The Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development is your go-to resource for assisting your company, to help connect you to resources, and discover why Salt Lake City is the best choice in the U.S. to locate, expand, or start your business.

Salt Lake business district

In Salt Lake City, you’ll find a community that is committed to fostering the creation and growth of businesses. Our economic resilience is rooted in the diversity of our economy and ingenuity of our workforce.

Business Development Team during Food Tours

The City’s Business Development team is dedicated to providing incredible customer service to the businesses that call Salt Lake City home. With a focus on corporate recruitment, retention and expansion, small business needs, foreign trade, marketing and communications, and our strategic initiatives, the City’s Department of Economic Development is poised to showcase Salt Lake City as an ideal location to do business locally, nationally, and globally.

Salt Lake City school

Come join Salt Lake City’s metropolitan area, home to over one million people, more than 20,000 businesses, and top-notch educational institutions and trade schools specializing in a myriad of fields and professions. Salt Lake City has the human and intellectual capital to fuel our growing economy. Our Workforce Development team is working to grow that local talent and expand training and career opportunities.

Salt Lake City industry

Salt Lake City’s thriving key industries support the growth and development of a diverse workforce, and the employers provide pathways to meaningful careers. They include:

  • Information technology and gaming
  • Outdoor products
  • Life sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Logistics, manufacturing, and distribution

Salt Lake City small business

Our Small Business Development team supports entrepreneurs, the most innovative and hardest working engine of our economy. We provide tailored business assistance to fast track your startup, find financing opportunities, and get help through our own advocates and valued community partners.

Find out why Salt Lake City ranks among the best in the nation for business! We’re here to help. Call us at (801) 535-7200 or email