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Utah’s Outdoor Products Companies

Live, Work and Play

Utah’s outdoor industries have found the state to be a particularly attractive place to locate or start their business.  They enjoy Utah’s strong economic advantages such as a skilled and educated workforce, a low cost of doing business and a business friendly climate. Utah’s four season mountain and active lifestyle add considerably to the appeal. Utah also offers the perfect research and development proving ground for outdoor products. The close access of outdoor recreation areas provides plenty of hands on product development can be done where the products are being designed and manufactured. (See Salomon’s video below) The city of Ogden offers additional testing facilities for outdoor products such as skis, bikes and even fabrics with an open-circuit style wind tunnel for testing aerodynamics.

Not only is Utah a great place to beta test outdoor products, it offers easy access to business, political, education and social contacts. Best of all, Utah is one of the few places where one can ski, climb or bike and meet with clients all in the same day.

When we came to Utah, Salomon wasn’t as known for its trail-running products. I credit the trail system above Ogden for helping push that aspect of our line. Our employees talk more about the trails than the skiing, although they love that too, but I didn’t expect that. There are a dozen trailheads right near our office.”

–Mike Dowse, Amer Sports

I looked at cities all over the west with the goal of maintaining outdoor lifestyle while saving money on cost of living and cost of doing business over our previous location in California.  The State of Utah and particularly the City of Ogden were extremely welcoming and very helpful to us as we planned our relocation.  I was really impressed with the Ogden City Mayor’s Office focus on outdoor recreation, particularly as it related to the cycling industry.  We’ve found Ogden to be a great place to raise a family and the outdoor recreation opportunities for cycling, hiking skiing to be among the best anywhere.

–Lance Larrabee, TRP Brakes

If you are relocating an outdoor business to Utah or starting a new one, you’ll be in good company here in Utah. Several hundred outdoor products are currently doing business in the Beehive State.  Here’s a sampling of Utah’s outdoor companies:

amer-sports-logo SM backcountry.com-logo-SM  Logo Salomon SM ROSSIGNOL_smallR  Hoyt-Archery-Black-AC
 geigerrig-logo  specialized-Logo-SM Ogio logo SM  jaybird-xwod-site-logo SM  browning-logo
 Easton-Logo SM  black_diamond_logo SM  Liberty Mtn SM  Petzl logo  logo_descente
 clik-elite_square-01  eklogo  goal_zero  Altra logo  Ultraspire logo
 Barebones  Barnes_Optimized_logo  Beyond Coastal  bluehouse_logo  elete-logo
 Black Pine logo  gregory logo  Cataract-Oar-logo  Gator md  First Endurance
 Chums_Logo_bird  Gitzit logo  QBP SM  Kuhl-logo-  Atomic
 Fezzari_2013_150w  Clark Jungle Hammocks  enve-logo  flat attack Fall River Fly Rods
 Everest Mtn.  DaleBoot_Logo_small sq  Ace Camp sm  GoldTipLogo  0208-campChef logo
 Surface-Skis-on-white-sm  ProBar sm  kuru footwear  4frnt lgo  Ramp Sports
 Reynolds SQ  smith-logo sq  skullcandy_sM  Suunto-logo sm  DNA Cycling
 albion  Klymit_Logo  zodilogo sm  DZ NUts logo  Super Fly
 logos-custom-kahuna  delta-7-bikes-logo  logo_ICON  SCOTT_LOGO_BLACK  Kings Camo
 power-practical-sm  volagi-sm  wintersteiger-logo-sm Volocron_Strapgear  ibert-logo-
 UphillLogo  vline  Goode logo  Toughstake  Discrete Headwear
 logo-brand-lizardSkins-sm  kapitol reef.TIF  3p5logo  vista-logo
 EpekBroadheadsLogo-300x91  gold-tip-4-color-logo  Lin

 

Some of our best travel/tourism videos are actually outdoor product commercials. Here are some good ones from Elite Creators of St. George and Salomon of Ogden that show off some spectacular Utah vistas and outdoor pursuits