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Strategy & Goals

What We Do

Ogden City Business Development makes the community stronger by creating and utilizing physical, financial, and social assets to generate improved and broadly shared economic well-being and quality of life.

How We Do It

Ogden City Business Development is charged with leveraging the City’s resources to drive economic growth, increase capacity, create jobs, and improve quality of life.  Our focus is SUPPORT, FACILITATION, DEVELOPMENT, and INVESTMENT within the local business community.

Our Focus

SUPPORT: Through our innovative Business Information Center, we support start-up and small businesses with expert business consulting, training programs and workshops, low-cost financing, below market incubator space, and much more.  In addition, we work to ensure that Ogden City remains a regional center of commerce and culture by offering programs that help attract and retain world class companies and professionals.  We devise and manage multiple comprehensive initiative programs in order to assist the City’s various business sectors and diversify and grow the local economy.

FACILITATION: By combining experience with information, we are able to connect communities, businesses, and people.  Our extensive reach allows us to match up businesses with capital, locations, and services, at the same time benefiting local community members and increasing quality of life.

DEVELOPMENT: We have the expertise and ability to build from the ground up.  By leveraging partnerships between the public and private sectors, we stimulate the economy with real estate developments that create jobs, build and revive communities, and improve quality of life.

INVESTMENT: Our goal is to ensure capital availability when private financial markets fail to supply capital to firms and projects that can productively use it.  Our intervention comes in the form of cooperation with private financial institutions to reduce market imperfections and regulatory barriers as well as the creation of alternative institutions and programs to directly supply capital to markets, projects, and firms that private institutions cannot otherwise serve. We do not substitute private market capital; instead we strive to fill financial gaps to promote NEW economic activity.

Our Objectives

  • Make existing employers more competitive
  • Encourage and attract new employers
  • Access outside sources of capital
  • Capture more local dollars
  • Connect business, community and people