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Start & Grow Your Business

What makes Utah proud? Homegrown businesses that start with a brilliant idea and blossom into industry-leading powerhouses. So, when Utah entrepreneurs want to get a dream off the ground or take their organizations to great new heights, Utah offers a mountain of resources.

Take advantage of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development-partnered Business Resource Centers. Network and learn the latest trends and best practices at the Governor’s annual economic summit. Explore international growth opportunities. Find online resources to help start a business. Apply for grants that accelerate university research into the market. Access a network of business support services around the state.

Some recent accolades for Utah’s entrepreneurial spirit:

#1 “Best State For Business and Careers”
Forbes Magazine

#1 “Most Positive About State Economy”

#1 “State for Business”
24/7 Wall Street

#1 “Top Travel Destination”
Fodor’s Travel

“AAA Bond Rating”
Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, Fitch

#1 “Pro-Business State”
Pollina Corporate Real Estate

Top 5 – Salt Lake City
“Upward Income Mobility”
The Equality of Opportunity Project

#3 “National Broadband Speeds”

#1 Ogden and #5 Provo
“Highest Income Equality in the U.S.”

#1 “Clean Energy Job Creation”
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

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Key Organizations and Services

Help is here across a wide spectrum of services for new and emerging businesses.