Services and Support
The Ogden City Business Development team provides professional support to companies considering relocating to Ogden, existing Ogden companies, and startup enterprises.
Community and Site Selection
The Ogden Business team provides companies and location advisors with detailed information about the city and broader region, from workforce data to available incentive programs. This information is customized to meet the specific needs of the business. Our team is deeply familiar with Ogden’s sites and buildings and draws from this knowledge to identify the locations that fulfill the business’s criteria. Site selection services include:
Customized familiarization and site tours
Interviews with existing companies to gain perspective on doing business in Ogden
Meetings with state and local officials who administer incentive programs
Meetings with workforce, education, and training partners
Once a company decides to locate in Ogden, Business Development staff provide additional support throughout the entitlement process, from plan review through certificate of occupancy.
Business Expansion and Retention
Business Development staff assist existing Ogden businesses to ensure that they are able to thrive. We maintain regular contact with businesses in the community to learn about issues ranging from workforce to supply chain. Our team can facilitate meetings with industry, workforce, and education partners. Assistance with financing and incentive programs may also be available.
Small Business Counseling
SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives
The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration. SCORE Association volunteers serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business." Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge. Ogden City has partnered with SCORE to provide business counseling services at the Business Information Center
Weber State University Small Business Development Center
The Utah SBDC, hosted by Weber State University, provides one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by knowledgeable advisors with real-life business experience. They assist clients with all aspects of business ownership, including business marketing plans, startup strategies, management, finance, capital, marketing and sales, and international business. The SBDC also provides valuable workshops, conferences, and training programs that deliver important information to assist in cultivating necessary business skill sets. The Business Information Center
is a key partner of the SBDC.
Affordable Office and Meeting Space
Ogden City’s Business Information Center
(BIC) offers low-cost office space with very flexible lease rates, perfect for new businesses looking to locate in Ogden. We also offer a multi-media conference room and classroom space free of charge. To lease office space or host your next event at the BIC, call (801) 629-8613.