"We recognize Ogden City Community and Economic Development Department - Ogden, UT for creating innovative and successful strategies to promote economic development in this period of global recovery," said Jay Moon, IEDC chair. "Our awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in communities. Ogden City Community and Economic Development Department - Ogden, UT demonstrates that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession and are using cutting-edge, effective practices that can be replicated in other communities."
Business Depot Ogden (BDO) is the brainchild of Ogden City and economic developers seeking to turn the bitter results of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) process into jobs and economic development opportunities. Through a public/private partnership with Ogden City and The Boyer Company, the redevelopment of BDO has spurred economic growth by becoming
one of the premier business and industrial parks in Utah. BDO has been a center piece of Ogden City's goals of job creation, increased property tax base, and sales tax base.
IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.