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Expand or Relocate to Utah

Utah Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Utah

UT business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Utah


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 6/29/2016. All other data updated on 6/29/2016. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax
5.9%- 8.05%. Exemptions include: Eligible manufacturing equipment and replacement equipment.

Property Tax
State average equals 1.1%. Local governments may assess additional taxes. Commercial and business personal properties are assessed at 100% of Fair Market Value. Goods used by manufacturers and wholesalers for processing and sale in Utah are exempt from ad valorem tax.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
12% Food and kindred products
11% Electronic and other electric equipment
11% Chemicals and allied products
9% Instruments and related products
9% Fabricated metal products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Vivint, Inc. (Provo) - 5,000
L-3 Communication Systems-West (Salt Lake City) - 4,300
C E S & R, LLC (Salt Lake City) - 3,025
ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. (Logan) - 2,193
Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. (Bingham Canyon) - 2,000
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (South Jordan) - 2,000
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Salt Lake - 92,416
Utah - 36,208
Weber - 16,921
Cache - 12,939
Davis - 12,516

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Salt Lake City - 65,458
Ogden - 16,635
Provo - 12,005
Logan - 9,213
Clearfield - 6,157

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (EDTIF) Credit (For companies expanding or relocating to Utah)
• Enterprise Zones
• Industrial Assistance Funds
• Capital Gains Tax Credit
• Investment Tax Credit
• New State Revenues Tax Credit
• Renewable Energy Development Incentive
• Rural Fast Track (RFT) Grant
• Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) and Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs)
• Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
• REDI (Renewable Energy Development Incentive)
• Research Tax Credit
• Custom Fit Training Program
• Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)
• Tax Increment Financing
• Foreign Trade Zones
• Employee recruiting, screening and training through the Utah Dept of Workforce Services (DWS)
• Private Activity Bonds (PABs)
• Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund (UMLF)

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