As the sixth largest city in the state and the hub of Northern Utah, Ogden City is the center of high adventure recreation, commercial business, finance, arts and culture, and education. Ogden has an inherently unique mix of living, working, shopping, learning, and playing opportunities. Add in an appealing quality of life, affordable corporate/residential housing, and close proximity to world class outdoor recreation and Ogden becomes THE PLACE to start, move, or expand your business.
"I can conceive of a product idea - snow or water ski - build it and test it within a day" said Dave Goode, President of Goode Ski Technologies In 2004, Goode relocated his company's headquarters to Ogden to be closer to world-class snow and water skiing.
Ogden’s access to outdoor recreation is gaining national media attention. National Geographic is calling Ogden Utah’s New Outdoor Capital and one of the top 10 outdoor spots in the country! This media buzz is creating an atmosphere of excitement with new opportunities reviving the vitality of the area. Many new outdoor companies have caught the vision and decided to make Ogden their home. Descente, DNA, Salomon, Suunto, Atomic, Goode Ski Technologies, Peregrine, Kahuna Creations, Scott USA, and Rossignol are among a few of the companies that have recently relocated to Ogden.
Other major corporations located in the Ogden area include ATK, Autoliv, Flying J, FMC Technologies, Hershey, Fresenius Medical, Kimberly Clark, Market Star, Parker Hannifin and Williams International.
Ogden is also the home of the Business Depot Ogden. The BDO is a former U.S. Army defense depot revitalized into a state-of-the-art industrial park. This 1,128-acre installation, transferred to Ogden in the recent base realignment and closure process, contains five million square feet of retail, warehouse (existing and new) and industrial space. BDO is served by rail and all utilities are available, including fiber optics. Business Depot Ogden remains a tremendous re-settlement or expansion opportunity for large and small corporations.
We are very excited about the revitalization that is taking place, and encourage you to explore Ogden for your next business opportunity. Whether its development, licensing, financial assistance, startup or relocation, Ogden City's Business Development office can provide you with information and a way to launch, move or expand your business to the area.