Utah Defense Alliance
The Utah Defense Alliance, as a partner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is proud to be able to continue this partnership in the support of the Defense and Homeland Security Cluster in general and of the country’s military missions, organizations and installations in particular.
The Utah Defense Alliance (UDA) began in the early 1990’s as a group of volunteer citizens and businesses who came together to ensure the long-term viability of Hill Air Force Base, especially during the military’s Base Closure And Realignment (BRAC) processes. Their hard work, vision and planning resulted in Hill Air Force Base, not only remaining open, but thriving, while other communities across the nation dealt with the impacts of military installations closing or significantly down-sizing. In early 2006, UDA broadened its efforts to look at all military activities across the entire State, including U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele Army Depot, Deseret Chemical Depot, and all National Guard and Reserve organizations. UDA remains a volunteer board, comprised of board members from local businesses, defense and aerospace industries, concerned citizens, academia, and local, state and federal government, all committed to advocating for the military installations and growing the defense industry in Utah.
The overall mission of UDA is to strengthen and support all appropriate governmental and private enterprises in their accomplishment of national defense objectives and expand investment and employment opportunities in defense and aerospace related industries.