Salt Lake City

Economic Development

Phone: (801) 535-7200 | Email: ed@slcgov.com

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Salt Lake City Economic Development Reports and Publications

Get more insight into the economics, culture and business climate of Salt Lake City as well as department initiatives by browsing our reports and publications.

The Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development 2018 Annual Report highlights our strategic vision and shows how our City continues to thrive, with a full report on the department’s latest achievements.
Prepared by edcUTAH, the Economic Overview Report shows the latest demographic profile, employment trends, wage trends, and cost of living index. You’ll get an industry and occupation snapshot as well as top industry clusters and Salt Lake City’s education levels.


Prepared by CBRE, 2018 Commercial Real Estate Benchmark Report. Often referred to as the ‘economy in a box,’ commercial real estate literally houses the organizations of commerce that move an economy. This report contains a brief overview of Salt Lake City’s local commercial markets (including office, retail, industrial and multifamily properties).
In conjunction with EDCUtah, DTA, and the Salt Lake Chamber conducted a Salt Lake Business Survey to over 900 businesses. This report contains top line results of their responses including challenges, opportunities, and perceptions.


Prepared by EDCUtah, Salt Lake City’s Life Sciences Profile highlights our scientists and business leaders, their incredible accomplishments, and potential for growth. Find out why businesses from around the world see Salt Lake City
as a place to grow and to find the talent they need.
Salt Lake City Strategic Economic Development Plan
The Strategic Economic Development Plan establishes an assessment of existing economic conditions of Salt Lake City through analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. This information guided a strategic framework that builds on existing strengths and seeks to overcome identified challenges to ensure the City’s fiscal health, enhance its business climate, and promote economic growth.