What makes a city great? What draws people to a place?  It’s the people.  Salt Lake City’s  business owners, artists, makers, volunteers, leaders, and entrepreneurs are the most integral people in building our city.

2017 has been another incredibly successful year with more high-quality companies calling Salt Lake City home, a thriving arts, culture, and entertainment scene, and continued excitement for the revitalization of our many unique neighborhoods and business districts.

Quality city building is about quality team building, as well as staying conscious of the people we intend to serve. Together we continue to shine light on what our City is all about – a progressive, inclusive, diverse place with some of the most breathtaking natural beauty there is to offer.

Here are some of Salt Lake City’s organizations who work hard to make our city what it is today:

  1. Downtown Alliance – The Downtown Alliance is a 501c6 nonprofit organization dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment.175 East 400 South #600, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. (801) 359-5118.  info@downtownslc.org Staff: https://www.downtownslc.org/about/contact-us
  2. Downtown Farmers Market – The Downtown Farmers Market is a program of the Downtown Alliance and Urban Food Connections of Utah. The mission of the Market is to support sustainable, regional agriculture; to build community gathering places; to increase access to nutritious, local foods in urban areas; and to educate the consumer about shopping local. Christianna Johnson, Program and Grant Manager. christianna@downtownslc.org 801-333-1102
  3. Local First Utah – Our mission is to empower a movement to recognize the value and vitality of locally owned, independent businesses to our communities and our economy.  We do this through educating and engaging the public, the businesses and our statewide community partners.Kristen Lavelett, Executive Director Email: kristen@localfirst.org Get involved: https://localfirst.org/for-businesses/item/85-get-involved-and-join-the-movement
  4. Utah’s Own – Utah’s Own encourages individuals to build relationships with those farmers and companies who grow or make their food. Laurie Seron, Business Liaison, lseron@utah.gov
  5. Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association (SLARA)  – SLARA encompasses everything from independent restaurants, local/regional franchises, and community minded larger enterprises. All have the same goal – to cultivate and promote the local vibrant restaurant community.PO Box 3442, Salt Lake City, UT 84110. Phone: (385)-419-1030

How have these organizations impacted your business? What groups and organizations would you add to this list? Comment here with your thoughts.

From all of us at Salt Lake City Economic Development, enjoy your holiday!