West Valley Economic Optimization: Why Red-Carpet-Level Concierge Service Matters
9 Aug 2022
West Valley City could easily rest on its premier location in the Intermountain West, and the business-friendly attributes of the city and the state of Utah, for business attraction and retention. After all, Utah recently ranked Number One on Forbes’ list of 10 states with the “Greatest Growths in GDP.” Likewise, Utah earned the Number Five spot for “Fiscal Stability” from U.S. News and World Report. These are just the latest accolades for an economy that has grown by an astounding 82 percent over the past two decades. Now add West Valley City’s educated workforce, reduced costs, streamlined processes, and convenient air, highway, and rail assets that get people and goods moving . . . and the formula for success is already robust.
However, that’s not the end of the story. The knowledgeable staff at West Valley City Economic Development & RDA prides itself as a “first and only stop” resource for businesses. They leverage the advantages of their efficient, progressive, and business-forward City with red-carpet-level concierge service.
“When you think of red-carpet concierge service, I hope you think of a savvy superhero,” said Nate Webster, Economic Retention Specialist at WVC Economic Development & RDA. “Someone who is the insider who can offer the best information related to, but not limited to, community involvement, business grants, loans, or programs that are available in West Valley City and Utah. Every business, large or small, needs someone they can personally reach out to. I want our businesses to contact us for anything, and everything, that they may need assistance with that is not specifically related to an emergency service such as EMS, police, or fire needs.”
West Valley City has the connections to bring all the stakeholders together and the experience to honor what they bring to the table. Jeff Jackson, Deputy RDA Director at WVC Economic Development & RDA, elaborates: “Brokers and real estate developers have relationships with businesses and tenants from all over the world. When a city is willing to create and build relationships of trust with brokers and developers, they are going to bring their projects to you first, as opposed to another city where they may not trust they can get a deal done.”
West Valley City’s experts act as liaisons, forging relationships between businesses, site selectors, developers, brokers, and the City to help coordinate projects, find sites, and navigate approvals of plans and permits. Hear from these brokers all about how deals get done in West Valley City:
“Other cities are full of red tape, bureaucracy, and long waits for permits, and it can be very overwhelming, and even a deal breaker, to have to show up to a counter and speak with someone they do not know or trust to try and get a deal through that city in a timely fashion,” said Jackson. “West Valley City absolutely ensures that we have the trust of the brokerage community. We take a business, walk them through the entire city process, and absolutely make sure they get building permit approvals within weeks. Many other cities take months to get through approvals.”
It’s clear why West Valley City is the “City in Motion.” Contact West Valley Economic Development & RDA to help guide you through launching or relocating your business with less red tape and greater speed. Call 801-963-3345 or email us. Follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to see our City’s recent projects.