Advanced Manufacturing

Utah’s Advanced Manufacturing industry includes various cutting-edge companies dedicated to expanding the advanced materials, manufacturing, technology development, and design sectors.

The Economic Opportunity Office works closely with the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to further advance Utah’s footprint in this vital industry.

A report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, commissioned by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, shows that in 2018, Utah’s manufacturing industry provided 7% of total state employment and paid 9.6% of overall earnings. The report also states the sector accounted for 11% of Utah’s gross domestic product.

In 2018, the total economic impacts of Utah’s manufacturing industry, both indirect and induced, included 427,980 jobs, $26.4 billion in earnings, and $44 billion in GDP. Overall, manufacturing supports one-fifth of all Utah jobs and one-quarter of Utah’s total GDP and earnings.

Other highlights of the report included:

  • Employment — Manufacturing provides 143,461 jobs in Utah, the state’s fifth-largest industry. Approximately two-thirds of Utah manufacturing jobs are in durable goods.
  • Earnings — In 2018, Utah’s manufacturing sector paid $10.4 billion in wages, the third-largest amount in the state. Average annual earnings in the manufacturing industry rank fourth at $72,565, 38.6% higher than the statewide average for all industries.
  • Gross Domestic Product — At $19.6 billion in 2018, manufacturing is Utah’s third-largest source of GDP and the second-largest private sector industry.
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