Ogden, Utah is a regional business center. Ogden's primary economic assets are manufacturing, transportation, aircraft industries and income-tax processing. The major manufacturing industries are clothing, pharmaceuticals and transportation equipment. In addition, Ogden is a prominent recreational hub. Numerous major businesses in the ski and winter sports sector have relocated their operations to Ogden.
Big-D Construction is one of the largest construction companies in Utah. The corporate office of Flying J is located in Ogden. Marketstar is a sales and marketing outsourcing firm for some of the world's prominent companies. ATK provides conventional and advanced weapon systems for the US military. Autoliv is a leading company in the automotive safety industry.
Ogden/Weber County is home to three major industrial parks and several other industrial areas. The city also includes a notable aerospace cluster.
Some of the notable manufacturers situated in the Ogden region are Bourns Sensors and Controls, Chromalox, Fresenius Medical Care, GSC Foundries, Jetway, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Levelor, Parker Hannifin and Western Zirconium.
The Hill Air Force Base includes a large aircraft maintenance facility which provides jobs for thousands of civilians. Ogden includes a regional tax processing center for the Internal Revenue Service and employs a large number of people. The US Forest Service maintains a regional office in the city and is a notable employer.
Ogden's major private employers:
- McKay Dee Hospital Center
- Fresenius USA Manufacturing Inc
- America Online
- America First Credit Union
- Associated Food Stores
- Ogden Regional Medical Center
- Flying J
- Marketstar Corporation
The city's primary fields of employment:
- Educational services
- Transportation equipment
- Accommodation and food services
Estimated median household income in 2007: $39,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 83.4 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 17%.
Organizations offering assistance to local companies include:
- Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce
- Weber County Economic Development
- Utah Manufacturers Association
- Economic Development Corporation Utah
- Utah Small Business Development Center
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