Podcast: Scott Cuthbertson on Utah — Where Companies Come To Thrive

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 6 Episode 1)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



In this episode, Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, talks with Scott Cuthbertson, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah).

Cuthbertson reflects on his first year as president and CEO, emphasizing the importance of getting to know stakeholders, maintaining the organization’s positive trajectory, and implementing changes outlined in its five-year strategic plan. He delves into the role of EDCUtah in corporate recruitment and emphasizes the organization’s focus on both recruitment and retention of companies. 

The duo discuss Utah’s economic evolution and the need for a recalibrated approach to corporate recruitment, considering factors such as quality of life, workforce development, and social responsibility. Cuthbertson provides insights into the challenges of Utah’s growth, highlights the state’s diverse and young workforce, its growing economic sectors that make it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs, and much more.