Economic Overview

Layton City is a major employment center for Davis County and Northern Utah. Immediately adjacent to Hill Air Force Base, the largest single site employer in Utah, Layton also retains major employment sectors such as composites, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, education, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and a wide spectrum of additional employers. With added growth in businesses, transportation and population, Layton continues to lead regionally and strengthen economically.

Economic Snapshot 2022

Transportation and Logistics

Quality of Place


East Gate Business Park


What makes Layton City so great? Click on the information above to find out.

Hill Air Force Base (HAFB)

Hill Air Force Base is ever expanding and the key center of economic activity for Layton City and most of Utah.

East Gate Business Park

Bordering the east gate of Hill Air Force Base, the East Gate Business Park is a prime location for aerospace, defense and composite manufacturing. With Janicki Industries, Kihomac and WesTest Engineering as current tenants, additional land is primed to accept over one million square feet of new industrial development. Sites are shovel-ready with all utilities in place, including UTOPIA fiber optic infrastructure providing 100GB service. Most existing sites at East Gate are shovel-ready with utilities and infrastructure in place.

A Prime Retail Provider in Davis County

Layton’s retail offering is one of the strongest in Utah. The city realized an impressive $1.86 billion in total taxable sales activity in 2021 alone. Shopping opportunities seem endless as Layton offers a good variety of local ‘mom and pop’ retail businesses and a remarkable lineup of national retailers including:

  • Layton Hills Mall with Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium
  • Target, Barnes & Noble, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Minky Couture, Kohl’s, Burlington Coat Factory, RC Willey, Hobby Lobby, Ross, Cal Ranch Stores, Harbor Freight, Standard Plumbing, Smith’s Food King, WinCo, Burton Lumber, Ashley Furniture, Walmart, Petsmart, Office Max and more

Automotive Dealers

  • Ed Kenley Ford
  • Layton Hills Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
  • Young Automotive Group
  • Young Buick GMC
  • Young Chevrolet
  • Young Kia

Davis Conference Center

The 70,000 square foot Davis Conference Center is merely blocks away from Hill Air Force Base and has a thriving hospitality industry strategically located nearby including:

  • Over 1,000 hotel rooms
    • Best Western Plus, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express,TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Comfort Inn and La Quinta Inn
  • Over 150 restaurants
  • 2 movie theaters

Multiple Healthcare Providers

Highly reputable, trusted healthcare providers have long established Layton City as an epicenter for operations, including:

  • Davis Hospital & Medical Center – 207,000 square feet, 220 beds
  • Intermountain Layton Hospital – 320,000 square feet, 43 beds, 4 operating rooms
  • Intermountain Healthcare clinic
  • Ogden Clinic at Layton Hospital
  • Tanner Clinic – Davis County’s largest clinic with 100+ physicians

Other Major Industries

Beyond Hill Air Force base contractors, Layton City boasts several major industrial occupants including:

  • Frito Lay
  • Geneva Rock
  • Kroger Manufacturing
  • RBH Sound
  • Wolf Peak International