Nestled against the Wasatch Front, Ogden offers urban living and unparalleled access to the outdoors – a true mountain-to-metro experience. Ogden has experienced a major renaissance in recent years, built around the city’s identity as an outdoor recreation mecca.
Ogden has also emerged as a vibrant urban center with a historic, walkable downtown and events that draw visitors from across the region. Ogden’s history as a rail hub has created a diverse and inclusive community, reflected today in the unconditional welcome that newcomers experience. We embrace our history and pride ourselves on being fiercely independent.
Just a short 35-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Ogden is a city of 85,000 within the larger Wasatch Front metropolitan area that extends from Ogden, to Salt Lake City, to Provo. Ogden is Northern Utah’s regional center for employment, education, healthcare, and government.
The community offers access to all the advantages of a major metropolitan area, while maintaining an affordable cost of business and living, high quality of life, and unparalleled access to the outdoors.
Key industry clusters are aerospace and advanced manufacturing, outdoor products, life sciences, and information technology. Ogden offers the benefit of strong industry clusters, unique assets that support innovation, a young, well-educated workforce, and diverse commercial properties.
- 2nd best place to raise a family, 6th fastest growing city, and 8th best place for business and careers (Forbes 2016)
- 14th highest concentration of advanced industries (Brookings 2016)
- 12th best boomtown based on population & economic growth (CNBC 2018)
- 7th best small city for starting a business (WalletHub 2018)
- Narrowest wealth gap in the U.S. (Newsweek 2015)
- One of the West’s best places to live (Sunset 2016)
- Highest rate of millennial homeownership (MarketWatch 2017)