Business Friendly

As Utah’s second largest city, West Valley City is centrally located in the Salt Lake Valley and home to over 4,500 businesses. These range from small “Mom & Pop” operations to major national corporations. We take pride in being an efficient, progressive, business friendly city with a staff dedicated to facilitating quality business development. We feature several areas where financial incentives exist for business development while the state itself is widely recognized for its business friendly environment. 

Utah/Salt Lake Metropolitan Market Rankings

  • 1st in the Nation for Economic Outlook, ALEC-Laffer, Rich States Poor States

  • 1st for Competitive Environment, ALEC-Laffer, Rich States Poor States

  • 1st for Best Quality of Life, Business Facilities

  • #1 Most Fiscally Fit State, Forbes

  • 1st for Technology Concentration and Dynamism, Milken Institute

  • 1st for Economic Dynamism, Kauffman Foundation

Utah Statistics


#1 Best Managed
State in the Nation 
– The Pew Center


Best State for Business 
2 years in a row
– Forbes


#2 of Top 10 
Pro-Business States, 2010
– Pollina Report