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  • Monday, March 21, 2016
    CNBC Recognizes Ogden for its Revitalization
    Another national news outlet, CNBC, has taken notice of the exciting new growth and economic development happening in Ogden. CNBC reporter Mary Thompson visited Ogden in March 2016 and reported on Ogden's resurgence for PBS Nightly Business Report and other CNBC programs. The coverage traces Ogden's history and touches on several cornerstones of the community's revitalization: 
    • The initial effort to rebuild Ogden around outdoor recreation after the city was a host site during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
    • Redevelopment projects based on public-private partnerships, such as Business Depot Ogden. This project transformed a closed military base into a successful business and industrial park. 
    • Recruiting high-quality, high-wage jobs as a key to growing the community's economic base and creating opportunity for residents. 

    PBS Nightly Business Report provides an an excellent overview of Ogden's revitalization: http://nbr.com/2016/03/18/springing-back-to-life/.

    The full CNBC series is also available: 

    A city back from the brink: CNBC's Mary Thompson reports from Ogden, Utah where the town has been springing back to life thanks to reinvestment by the government. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000502895&play=1

    Ogden's comeback: Ogden, Utah was once a hub of rail and industry. But beginning in the 1970’s, people left and the town slipped into decline. Reporter Mary Thompson heads there to see what’s working now in this town near the Wasatch Mountains. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000502877&play=1

    Ogden is pretty, pretty, cheap: Along with its location close to the Wasatch Mountains and a major airport (Salt Lake), businesses are typically lured to Ogden by low rents, property prices and cheap labor. CNBC speaks to Air Medical Resource Group about why it's expanding in Odgen. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000502875&play=1