Domo To Expand Its Utah Office

Pete CodellaNews, Tax Credits

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce that Domo will expand its Utah location, planning to add up to 2,230 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next 10 years. 

“This expansion is a big win for Utah, with the potential to create thousands of jobs for the state,” said Dan Hemmert, GOED’s executive director. “We couldn’t be more excited to start the new year off with this announcement, and we wish Domo success as they continue to grow and help anchor Utah’s strong technology industry.”

Domo is a cloud-based software company that helps customers transform the way business is managed and drive more value from their business data by making it accessible and actionable for everyone, from the CEO to the frontline worker. The company, with revenue growth of more than 20% per year, was founded in Utah County in 2010 and went public in 2018.

“We’re proud to call Utah home,” said Josh James, Domo founder and CEO. “We’ve always believed that great tech companies could be built and flourish here, providing great opportunities for Utahns. I’m looking forward to our next decade in business and demonstrating through continued growth that Utah is the place for tech.”

Domo may earn up to 25% of the new state taxes it will pay over the 10-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) tax credit. The GOED Board has approved a post-performance tax credit not to exceed $23,314,700. Each year that Domo meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will earn a portion of the total tax credit. 

“Not only is Domo one of the bright lights of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, but the company is also a leader in recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Thanks to Domo’s commitment to building inclusive teams, this expansion is good for the entire state.”

State of Utah Tax Credit Projections by the Numbers

Tax revenue: $93,258,800
Wages: $1,788,000,000
Jobs: 2,230
Capital investment: $30 million
Timeline: 10 years

About Utah Corporate Incentives

The Utah Legislature has authorized economic development incentives in the form of post-performance tax credits. Eligible companies work with the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to outline specific performance criteria. Once GOED confirms those criteria have been met, according to statute (U.C.A. 63N-2-106(2)), companies can receive a refund of up to 30% of the state taxes they paid for up to 20 years. The contract with the state is post-performance; it only provides a state tax credit if the company meets its obligations.