In recent years, Ogden has received national recognition as an outdoor recreation mecca, attracting outdoor companies and visitors alike. The Wall Street Journal has named Ogden the center of outdoor sports gear in the U.S., while Outside Magazine recognized it as one of the Best Towns in America and National Geographic ranked it as a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town.
Ogden is an ideal location for outdoor companies because of its strong industry cluster, great proximity to recreation opportunities, and a growing number of major outdoor events.
Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services, 2018.
Education & Training
Over 2,500 students complete engineering and manufacturing programs at area colleges each year. These colleges include:
Weber State University
Utah State University
University of Utah
Bridgerland, Davis, and Ogden-Weber technical colleges
Salt Lake Community College
The Professional Sales program at Weber State University provides nationally recognized training in professional and technical sales. A leading program in Outdoor Product Design and Development is offered at nearby Utah State University.