Regional Collaboration

Layton City partners with a variety of entities to promote the growth and profitability of businesses in Layton and its surrounding communities who share a consistent focus in aerospace, technology, composites, outdoor products and other industries.

Northern Utah Economic Alliance (NUEA)

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The Northern Utah Economic Alliance (NUEA) was formed to encourage business development in the two-county region of Davis and Weber counties to lure high-paying jobs. The two counties aim to create synergies and promote the northern Utah area as a whole, spurring quicker development than might otherwise be possible.

NUEA’s goals include assisting local businesses with expansion and retention initiatives and showcasing Davis and Weber Counties to attract new businesses in aerospace, technology, outdoor products and other high-growth industries. The organization highlights the region’s strong labor pool and commercial real estate opportunities. NUEA contracts with the Economic Development Corp. of Utah (EDCUtah) to help run the organization.

Utah Aerospace & Defense Association (UADA)

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Building The World’s Premier Ecosystem For Aerospace and Defense Companies in Utah

UADA convenes, promotes, and advocates for companies competing in the aerospace and defense industry. UADA was established to solve the challenges associated with innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and supply chains for companies in the intelligence, space exploration, aerospace, and defense sectors of Utah’s economy.

Davis County Chamber of Commerce

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The Davis Chamber of Commerce is the voice for business in county. By combining networking opportunities for businesses of all sizes with a robust Legislative Affairs presence in Utah, the Chamber is better able to meet its mission of advancing business prosperity in Davis County.

By utilizing the strengths of its general membership, the Chamber’s influence is felt throughout the county and state. Opportunities for involvement include legislative and military affairs, Women in Business initiatives, an annual Business to Business Expo trade show, Business and Economic Summit and Training, Transportation Summit and more.

Weber State University Economic Development

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The mission of the Weber State University Economic Development department is to strengthen regional public and private partnerships, accelerate business development, drive research ideas to market and ensure that graduates have skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the workforce.

Weber State has ample talent and resources to provide an even greater economic impact. Working with business, government and elected officials, Weber State is actively fostering regional economic development strategies for Northern Utah.

Weber State offers degree programs that lead to careers in high-demand fields in Utah, including aerospace, business, composites, construction, engineering, health professions, information technology, manufacturing and sales. Weber State also offers the Concept Center and the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center to help prepare students for successful careers in industry and entrepreneurship. The centers are innovative engineering, business and design think tanks that bring skilled students, experienced faculty and local companies together on engineering research, new business development and design.

Weber State offers Custom Training for organizations with groups of 10 or more. The training is customized to fit your needs, delivered on-site day or evening and subsidized money may be available. Classes cover a wide array of industries from technical, legal and customer service training.

Davis Technical College

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Davis Technical College (Davis Tech) is a public technical college in Kaysville, Utah. Davis Tech provides competency-based education in an open-entry, open-exit environment that prepares high school and adult students with career and technical skills. Most students may start or end at any time during the year and progress at a rate suited to individual learning style.

Training is provided at the Kaysville campus, in local high schools, and at Davis Tech Freeport in Clearfield, Utah. Davis Technical College currently offers certificate programs in the Schools of Business, Construction, Health, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Service, Architecture and Engineering Design, and Cosmetology.

Davis Tech offers Custom Fit Training that gives employees the customized training and development they need to keep pace with current technology and equipment in your industry. Businesses that register with Custom Fit can receive up to 40% off business-related training, classes or events.

Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO)

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Whether growing from within or recruiting targeted industry firms, Utah continues to lead the nation with its business-friendly environment. Corporate Recruitment by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO) provides financial incentives for local and out-of-state companies seeking to expand or relocate to Utah. Incentives are available to select companies creating new, high-paying jobs that improve quality of life, increase the tax base and diversify the economy. Approximately 30% percent of all incented companies are homegrown businesses. Incentives are offered as tax credit rebates or grants. They are disbursed only after the company has met contractual performance benchmarks such as job creation and payment of new state taxes.

Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDC Utah)

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The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDC Utah) works with state, local government, and private industry, to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the expansion of local Utah businesses. If your business is considering a new Utah operation, EDCUtah Business Development staff provide free, expert consulting on all things Utah from first call to ribbon cutting.

If you’re considering the expansion of your Utah operation, EDCUtah also helps local companies find the public and private support they need to grow successfully at home.

When you join EDCUtah, you have access to more than 300 corporate and government investors working together to ensure Utah’s economic prosperity.

World Trade Center Utah

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World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is a 501 (c)-6 non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 and became an official member of the World Trade Centers Association on April 21, 2007. As the statewide voice of international business, WTC Utah facilitates economic growth through increased exports and international awareness for Utah’s companies.

World Trade Center Utah leads Utah’s international business development and elevates Utah’s global status to promote prosperity and build economic resilience.

  • Empower Utah businesses to expand international sales to increase revenue and create jobs.
  • Attract foreign investment and facilitate international partnerships to fuel innovation and business development.
  • Mobilize Team Utah’s international engagement to elevate Utah’s global status.

Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) Small Business Office

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There are 27,650 total personnel within Hill Air Force Base (HAFB), including 5,705 military, 5,292 military dependents and 16,653 civilians. HAFB has an annual federal payroll of $1.43 billion and annual expenditures of $811 million. Annually, HAFB creates approximately $1.47 billion in jobs with a $3.7 billion total annual economic impact.

Businesses looking to maximize participation in HAFB procurements reach out to the Small Business Office. This group manages an effective outreach program, tracks progress in meeting small business performance expectations, provides education to internal and external customers, advises and assists contracting and program personnel on small business matters and more.


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AFWERX, a Technology Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the innovation arm of the Department Air Force, accelerates agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airman and Guardian talent.

As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), AFWERX brings cutting edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the Department of the Air Force. AFWERX teams internationally across academia, industry and government to develop technology, expand talent and transition dual-use capabilities.  The AFWERX vision is to forge an innovation ecosystem that delivers disruptive Air & Space capabilities.  The four core arms of AFWERX – AFVentures, Spark, Prime and SpaceWERX – serve to expand the defense industrial base for advanced technologies, empower Airmen and Guardian talent, and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.

Whether you are Government, Industry, Academia or other military branches, start by completing this form to join our ecosystem, bring your ideas and stay in the loop on upcoming events and opportunities.

Small Business Development Center (SBA)

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The Kaysville Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is centrally located in the middle of an entrepreneurial hub of Davis County, on the Davis Applied Technology College campus. The center is a program of the Small Business Administration and is a network center of the Utah SBDC, offering a broad range of services to assist small business owners in entrepreneurial education, advocacy, and business development within the Davis and Morgan counties.

The Kaysville SBDC is centrally located on the Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) campus in the NorthFront Business Resource Center. The SBDC provides consulting services at no cost to residents of Davis and Morgan Counties with an entrepreneurial spirit, seeking to start or grow a business, or, evaluate business practices and company direction. To facilitate small business owner success the SBDC provides consulting sessions and trainings for all stages of business development. The SBDC also provides advocacy services to connect clients with local banks and regional angel investors for financial assistance.

Governor’s Office Locate Utah Map Tool was designed to be a premier tool to allow businesses to find a property or building for their expansion or relocation to Utah. Enter an address or click on any location and then hit the “Get Summary” button to find out everything you want to know about your next location.

Economic Development Corporation of Utah Site Selector Resources

Since 1987, EDCUtah has been assisting companies with Utah expansions and relocations. A nonprofit organization supported by more than 300 Utah investors, EDCUtah’s consulting services are free to all clients.