The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) will hold its 2019 Economic Future Forum from June 9-11th at City Creek Marriott. This year’s theme, “Pioneers in a New Global Market” will cover a lot of ground – from workforce development to effective economic development programs to projections on the current U.S. economy. We’re excited to host its members and look forward to another great conference!

“On behalf of Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development and business owners, I’d like to welcome the International Economic Development Council and all attendees of the 2019 IEDC Economic Future Forum to our amazing City,” says Director Lara Fritts.  “You will love the sights and scenes of Salt Lake City and the entire State. Here are some of my favorite things to do and fun things happening over the next four days:”


Walk over to Temple Square

Uber/Lyft/Scooter up to the State Capitol, Hogle Zoo or the Natural History Museum of Utah (all in the City)


Want to get out and see the beauty of Utah – here are some ideas.

great salt lake

Might be a little pricey but take a Uber/Lyft to Park City and check out the Olympic park – and if you’re feeling brave take a lap in the bobsled:

A day car rental may be the way to go or get a group and do car service to High West Distillery:


Saturday, June 8th

Salt Lake City Cheese Festival 3-7pm
The Garten
417 N 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Downtown Farmers Market 11am-2pm
Pioneer Park
350 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Chris Hardwick Wiseguys Comedy 7:00pm & 9:30pm (June 7th also)
Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, podcaster and pop culture enthusiast.

Holi Festival of Colors (worth the trip in a Lyft) 11am-5pm
Krishna Temple (near Alpine, UT)

West Side Story (June 7th also) 2pm & 7:30pm
Grande Theater

Sunday, June 9th

Scottish Festival-various hours
Utah State Fairpark (June7-9th)

Tuesday, June 11th

Rob Thomas: 7pm
The Depot

Dance Night, Excellence in the Community 7:30pm
Gallivan Center

Dance West RDT (various)
Rose Wagner Theater


From all of us at Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development, welcome to the Capital City! Enjoy your stay.