Salt Lake City

Department of Economic Development

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SLC Economic Development Press Releases

November 15, 2018 – Polarity TE Announces New Headquarters Relocation to Accommodate Rapid Growth

November 8, 2018 – Salt Lake City Hair Salon Relocates to Nationally Designated Downtown Revitalization Area

October 10, 2018 – Little City launches new, affordable business space option in the Granary District

September 26, 2018 – INDUSTRY announces expansion to Salt Lake City 

September 20, 2018 – Mayor and Senate President represent SLC at Olympic Gathering

August 23, 2018 – Salt Lake City selected to host 2019 United Nations NGO Conference

August 23, 2018 –  SLC’s Regent Street transforms into vaudeville stage at Busker Fest

August 20, 2018 – RDA Announces Granary Mural Grant Program Artists and Event

August 10, 2018 – SLC moves to adjust and update City zoning within inland port designated area

July 20, 2018 –  Mayor Biskupski welcomes leaders from Matsumoto, Japan, to celebrate the 60th anniversary as a Sister City

July 12, 2018 – Salt Lake City welcomes Silicon Valley firm Postmates as the company expands across the U.S.

June 26, 2018 – Salt Lake City RDA Releases $10 Million for Affordable Housing Development Assistance

June 20, 2018 – Salt Lake City launches new web presence with

June 15, 2018 – Australian coffee company opens second flagship store in Salt Lake City

May 21, 2018 – Salt Lake City selects artist Rifik Anadol to propose design for Regent Street public art

May 14, 2018 – Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Director volunteers to assist with economic recovery in Florida

May 7, 2018 – Salt Lake City joins counties, cities, and towns throughout the country to celebrate Economic Development Week

May 2, 2018 – Local restauranteur opens new, first-of-its-kind experiential restaurant in Salt Lake City

April 16, 2018 – Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artists Awards honor art educators, advocates and writer

April 6, 2018 – Salt Lake City’s RDA and Arts Council Launch Mural Grant Program for Artists and Granary Property Owners

March 30, 2018 – Research shows Salt Lake City development loans are fueling new businesses for women, minorities and low-income entrepreneurs

March 27, 2018 – Salt Lake City’s Foreign-Trade Zone #30 receives new Alternative Site Framework status – makes joining FTZ easier for Utah businesses

March 21, 2018 – Salt Lake City bartenders opens first-of-its-kind arcade bar

February 7, 2018 – Salt Lake Arts Council Foundation enters into agreement with private sector to produce 2018 Twilight Concert Series

February 7, 2018 – Long-standing, local, family-owned plastic manufacturing company expands operations by 300% in Salt Lake City

February 1, 2018 – Local business owners and restauranteurs make major investment with Salt Lake City’s first ‘Food Alley’

January 31, 2018 – Mayor Biskupski outlines successes and growth opportunities in 2018 State of the City Address

January 29, 2018 – Premier office community opens in downtown Salt Lake City

January 23, 2018 – Environmentally-friendly coolant company relocates to expandable warehouse in Salt Lake City

January 18, 2018 – Plan approved for developing Salt Lake City’s Northwest Quadrant

January 18, 2018 – New tech-focused creative co-working community set to open in Salt Lake City

January 11, 2018 – Salt Lake City’s RDA and Arts Council Release RFQ for Regent Street Public Art Project

January 8, 2018 – Expanding national lawn care company relocates to Salt Lake City

December 28, 2017 – Salt Lake City’s new department helps bring in 6,000 jobs

December 19, 2017 – Salt Lake City Launches OpenCounter, a New, User-Friendly Online Tool for Business Development

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Salt Lake City Council Approves $20-million for Affordable Housing

November 29, 2017 – Shop Local: Finch Lane Gallery Holiday Craft Market

Friday, November 24, 2017 – Local celebrity and city officials shop small to support local, independent businesses on Small Business Saturday

Monday November 6, 2017 – Global medical technology company expands manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City

November 2, 2017 – Salt Lake City wins $50,000 preservation grant to restore historic Utah Pickle Company building

Friday, October 13, 2017 – Global train company set to expand manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City; 10-year project to create million square foot U.S campus and thousands of direct and indirect jobs

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Salt Lake City invites community and local businesses to attend open house highlighting iconic Utah Pickle Company building – quest continues to secure $150k historic preservation grant

Monday, September 25, 2017 – Salt Lake City kicks off quest for $150K historic preservation grant to boost Granary District neighborhood with “Pick the Pickle” outreach

September 20, 2017 – Economic Development Director Lara Fritts appointed to the International Economic Development Council Board

September 19, 2017 – Salt Lake City Receives IEDC Silver Award for Eccles Theater / Regent Street Development

July 5, 2017 – Amazon to build new 855,000 square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City

June 22, 2017 – National study: Arts and culture are strong economic drivers for Salt Lake City

June 22, 2017 – Recipients for the 2017 Mayor’s Artists Awards Announced

May 23, 2017 – Outdoor Apparel Company Wild Tribute to Relocate Headquarters in Salt Lake City

May 12, 2017 – Medical device manufacturer Biomerics to headquarter in Salt Lake City

April 13, 2017 – Salt Lake City installs 18 permanent public art sculptures downtown

Monday, March 13, 2017 – Salt Lake City officials and National Main Street Center to announce official “Main Street America” designation of two urban commercial districts

December 28, 2016 – Third-largest cereal company in USA expands operations in Salt Lake City

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 – Spanish bicycle company relocates US Headquarters to Salt Lake City

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 – Global medical technology company relocates manufacturing facility to Salt Lake City

December 22, 2016 – National outdoor products company to expand in Salt Lake City

June 21, 2016 – Recipients of the 2016 Mayor’s Artists Awards Announced

May 11, 2016 – Mayor Biskupski announces selection of new economic development leader


Andrew Wittenberg – Marketing and Research Manager

Office: (801) 535-7945 | Email