Davis County Economic Development is focused on three core areas, business retention, expansion and recruitment. The statistic that states 80% of growth for a community will come from existing businesses holds true for Davis County.
Through our business visit program we have identified numerous businesses who need to expand to keep up with market demand. Our main goal is to see them grow in Davis County. With regards to business recruitment we have spent the last few years developing over 3,000 acres for everything from retail, commercial, professional office to industrial land sites. While we welcome all businesses to Davis County we focus in areas of aerospace, manufacturing, composites, distribution, financial services, medical technology, IT and digital media industries.
Working in conjunction with Davis County cities we have helped overlay incentives on the majority of the land sites. We also work hand in hand with the State of Utah, Governors Office of Economic Development and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah). EDUCUtah serves as the marketing arm for the state to stream line business development processes and coordination of all other needed entities. These relationships create a seamless transition for a prospective company and a one stop shop for information and direction. Davis County is open for business.
Services we ProvideBusiness Recruitment
- Land Site Development
- Liaison with Workforce Development to help find qualified employees
- Incentives from State, County and City
- Provide demographics and statistics on the cities and county
- Liaison with local colleges & technical schools to secure training funds & a qualified employment pool
Business Retention and Expansion
- Person to person business visits
- Work with local financial institutions to provide funding for expansion and job creation
- Administer a Business Development Loan fund to help bridge loans or fund someone who might not be bankable
- Help businesses expand within Davis County
Promote Entrepreneurial Business Development
- Mentor and provide services to entrepreneurial businesses
- Work with Northfront Business Resource Center
Davis County Economic Development is a one stop dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Davis County.Vision and Values
Countywide Economic Development Planning - We believe that countywide proactive planning is critical to guide our future economic development. We design our plans to anticipate change, overcome obstacles and seize economic opportunities.
Unity and Action - We are united throughout the County to a common vision of our economic future which supports the uniqueness of our various cities.
Impact and Influence - We strive to influence city and county economic development decisions, as well as regional and state economic and educational policies and programs with our vision and plans.
Robust Employment Opportunities - We seek to increase family-sustaining employment opportunities for our residents and those that commute into our County.
Expanding Economic Growth - We seek to develop and expand our economic base by attracting targeted businesses and industries which conform with our community values; by expanding our current employers, expanding supply chain management, and by creating high-growth start-up businesses.
Quality of Life - We believe that our quality of life contributes directly to economic development by ensuring that within our County there is affordable housing, excellent education, quality health care, improving systems of transportation, broadly accessible internet services, preserved open space and recreational and cultural opportunities.