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Layton City is a well-established and rising leader in Northern Utah and provides businesses the flexibility and support needed to grow.

Welcome Message from the Mayor

I’m Mayor Joy Petro, and it is my honor and privilege to welcome you to our great city of Layton, Utah. As a long-life resident, I am excited to show you why Layton is a great place to live well, operate a business in a business-friendly community and play to your heart’s content. Layton City — a place where community, prosperity and choice are a way of life.

Bordered by the magnificent Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake, Layton sits in the heart of Davis County with immediate access to Utah’s great outdoor lifestyle. Home to about 80,000, our citizens enjoy a thriving economy with consistent growth in business and career opportunities. With a vibrant culture and robust economic growth, it’s no wonder the city has achieved rankings as one of the best cities to live.

Layton Offers …

Convenient access to transportation including two interstates, highways, public transit, high speed commuter rail, and only 25 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport. Higher education opportunities are within close proximity to Layton. The city borders and provides key access to Hill Air Force Base – Utah’s largest employer, and is home to many well-known businesses with strong growth in high-tech, composites, aerospace, cybersecurity and health occupations.

Visitors and residents alike enjoy a wide variety of shopping and dining options with thousands of retailers and restaurants. Recreation options abound with over 24 miles of hiking and biking trails, 350 acres of parks, immediate access to the 100-mile long Bonneville Shoreline Trail system, the 2.1 million acre Wasatch National Forest, and the 4,400 acre Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve.

Outstanding educational institutions, an active recreation and parks department, UTOPIA’s high-speed Fiber optic network providing dedicated, unshared Internet connection to your home or business, and amazing healthcare are just some of the reasons residents enjoy such a high quality of life. Discover for yourself what Layton City has to offer.

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Who We Are, What We Do, and Why it Matters

Layton City is a well-established and rising leader in Northern Utah and provides businesses the flexibility and support needed to grow. Layton is well-governed, with pride in community, pride in its business friendly environment, and pride in its professional and efficient staff. Layton offers well-planned industrial areas, strong retail centers, accessible office space, a variety of housing options, and available high-speed UTOPIA Fiber, a dedicated fiber optic infrastructure providing up to 100 mbs, available to every home and business.

The City has a young, well-educated and diverse workforce that fits many business needs. Access to good education is abundant, from an advanced grade school focused on STEM, to a well-respected technical college and university in and around Layton. Strategically positioned along the Wasatch Front, Layton is 25 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, 20 minutes from Salt Lake City, and has great access to transportation options, boasting convenient access to two interstate freeways, Union Pacific Rail, UTA FrontRunner commuter rail station, and UTA public bus system.

We speak of billions when we speak of Layton. Its regional market strength continues to bring investment and new retail, industrial, hospitality and office tenants. Layton is the No. 1 retail market in Davis County by far, and the No. 2 retail market in Utah north of Salt Lake City for total taxable retail sales. As Layton continues to grow so do our opportunities, our market, and our results.

The city provides primary access to Hill Air Force Base (HAFB), Utah’s largest employer. Adjacent to the eastern boundary of Hill Air Force Base sits the East Gate Business Park, poised to accept new industrial development. This strategic area is already home to some well-respected aeronautic and defense related industries, and is primed for additional defense, aerospace, composite companies who often boast about their unique and impressive setting as they watch their products take off and land outside their office windows.

With more than 150 dining choices, there’s a restaurant to cater to everyone’s taste. Shoppers can enjoy big-name retail stores at Layton Hills Mall, as well as unique boutique style shops. With 15 city parks, over 350 acres of parks, 24 miles of trails, outdoor adventure possibilities are almost endless. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the City’s Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Track, extended over 23 miles in length.

It’s certainly an exciting time to be located in Layton and we look forward to discussing your business growth needs. Contact Layton City’s Economic Development Department with any questions you may have today.