Salt Lake City Means Business

"Since taking office in January 2008, Salt Lake City's Democratic Mayor Ralph Becker has been a busy man...he has also been working to help his city weather an economic crisis that has pushed unemployment rates to well over 10 percent in many American cities. The city has proven resilient; its unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation, and it is No. 2 in the U.S. News ranking of the best cities for job-seekers." (US News, February 1, 2011)

As the capital city of Utah, Salt Lake City is the place to start, move, or expand your business. The Salt Lake City Department of Community and Economic Development provides services to support the creation and retention of businesses. This includes a “Guide to Doing Business in Salt Lake City” and Economic Development staff who will work with you one-on-one to provide resources to start and grow your business.

The Salt Lake City Economic Development staff will work with you to identify resources for starting, expanding, or moving your business to Salt Lake City. We can provide available incentives, locations, regulations, and other information.

Information to Get You Started

Planning, Licensing & Permits

Living in Salt Lake City

Business Licenses

Fee Schedule

Building Permits

Online Permit System



Neighborhoods & Housing

Public Safety Services

Getting Around

Entertainment & Attractions

Public Utilities Services

Civic Organizations

Small Business

Data Summary

Small Business Revolving Loan Fund

Center for Local Business


Entertainment Permits

Online Bids & Proposals

e2 Businesses

Open Data


US Census Bureau

State of Utah Statistics