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Business Research

The best decision is an informed decision, and the source for information on Utah’s labor market is the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS).  DWS, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), collects and analyzes a wide array of labor market information to describe the dynamics of Utah’s labor market.  If considering Utah for your relocation or expansion plans, localized economic information such as occupational wages, industry and occupational outlook, unemployment rates, population statistics, and job growth rates can aide in making the right decision for your company.

Business Entity Search

Business Entity Search brings a whole host of information about present and past businesses and their standing in the State. From the Business Entity Search you will be able to find information about the status of a company, whether or not they are active, and who the name of the business is registered to.

County and Statewide Information

County and Statewide Information – What is the nature of the local economy?

Economic and demographic information for Utah counties, including data on employment, population, job growth, and industry mix.

Economic Report to the Governor

The Economic Report to the Governor for 2016 is available for download.

Firm Find

Who are your potential local suppliers and consumers?

Directory of Utah employers.  Includes names, addresses, phone numbers, industry, and employment size.  Lists can be generated by geography, industry, or occupation.


SURE Sites

Developed by the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Utah SURE Sites is Utah’s only qualified sites program, designed to meet the needs of relocating and expanding business.The database is tailored for site selection consultants and corporate expansion specialists, and it includes some of the best site location opportunities in Utah along with critical information necessary to make sound real estate decisions.


Industry Employment and Wages

How diversified is the local economy?

Data on jobs and wages, categorized by industry (using the NAICS taxonomy) may be sorted statewide or by specific counties.  Data is available by year and quarter (back through 2001).

Labor Force

How competitive is the local job market?

Labor force data, including employment and unemployment rates by county and statewide.

Occupational Wages

What will be your estimated labor costs?

Wage information by occupation for Utah jobs at the statewide and selected sub-state areas.


How big is your pool of potential workers and consumers?

Population counts (as estimated by the Utah Population Estimates Committee) by county and statewide, including component information such as births, deaths, and net migration.

Additional Resources

State Business Website

Starting a Business in Utah

Government Business Requirements

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

State of Utah statistics and demographic resources