Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

Erin Mendenhall | (801) 535-7704 |

Economic Development

As the Capital City and Crossroads of the West, Salt Lake City has a responsibility to lead our State’s economy. When Mayor Biskupski called for the creation of the Department of Economic Development two years ago, her goal was to align City resources to create jobs for all people, drive investment, and to develop a green economy for the future. 

Since then, our teams, led by Director Lara Fritts, have created more than 6,000 jobs and attracted companies resulting in nearly a billion dollars in capital investment. The DOED team continues streamline processes, provide excellent customer service, and show how business is done and won in Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City’s economic development director to step down in August

Posted on:June 17th, 2019
Today, Salt Lake City announced that Lara Fritts, Director of the City’s Department of Economic Development will leave her position effective August 2nd. Lara has accepted the role of President and CEO of Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP), the lead economic development organization serving the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico in […]

Local, custom suit maker expands in Salt Lake City

Posted on:January 8th, 2019
Custom clothier Tailor Cooperative, which began operations in early 2016, has expanded its custom suit shop at 335 Pierpont Ave. in Salt Lake City to launch its in-house tailoring department, begin new product development, and facilitate increased demand at its flagship location. This expansion brings new capital, over 3,000 sq. ft. of retail and office […]

Mayor Biskupski Invites You to Shop Local: Finch Lane Gallery Craft Market

Posted on:November 26th, 2018
The Salt Lake City Arts Council is delighted to open the doors of the Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, for the 35th Annual Holiday Craft Market. The market officially opens to the general public on Friday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Holiday Craft Market features work by a variety of Utah […]

PolarityTE Announces New Headquarters Relocation to Accommodate Rapid Growth

Posted on:November 15th, 2018
Biotechnology company PolarityTE, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTE), has announced its new corporate headquarters location at 123 N Wright Brothers Drive in Salt Lake City, which will open in December 2018. The 40,000-sq. ft. building will have over 100 employee offices and house research testing labs. The Company’s existing space at 1960 South 4250 West will continue […]