Chairman's Club

Accrisoft Corporation provides a finely tuned blend of technology and services that empower your economic development organization to accomplish your goals and better serve investors. Accrisoft Freedom™ is a comprehensive software solution that spans across your organization's operations, finance, marketing, and sales departments, allowing your entire team to work together harmoniously on a single platform.

Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economic consulting firm specializing in delivering advanced economic analysis. Our core competencies include economic consulting, economic development, workforce development, economic impact studies, custom publications, and data and software solutions. Chmura has the experience and expertise to transform data into information that drives effective strategy and business solutions. Our premier technology platforms - JobsEQ®, and LaborEQ® - are in widespread use across the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Chmura was founded in 1999 and operates regional offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Spokane, Washington.

DCI is "The Leader in Marketing Places." Since 1960, we have worked with more than 450 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries, helping them to attract investors, visitors, and talent. We specialize exclusively in all phases of economic development and tourism marketing including websites, branding, public relations, social/digital media, talent attraction, research, prospect development, travel trade, and special events. Current clients include a range of states (Texas, Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, South Dakota, and New Jersey), cities/regions (Charleston, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Columbus, Houston, Research Triangle Region, and Birmingham) and countries (Netherlands, Thailand, Costa Rica and Japan), to name a few. DCI is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Toronto.

Emsi is a one-stop shop for labor market data, helping economic development organizations fuel community success with data-driven decisions. With detailed data and expert analysts, Emsi is a must-have for economic developers. We are trusted by 300+ organizations in the U.S., powering 60% of state EDOs and ranked as the #1 information resource by C2ER. Our data, software, and consulting services help economic development professionals understand and communicate their communities' workforce strengths, quickly respond to business inquiries, benchmark their regions against their peers, and boost their business retention and expansion efforts.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry, with more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity, serving as job creators, drivers of GDP, and a critical revenue source for the communities they serve through the collection of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. In addition to being fiscal engines, they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate and participate in philanthropic endeavors. For the latest news from ICSC and the industry see

Research Consultants International is the global leader in lead generation and qualification services for economic development organizations. Through our global partnerships we cover the globe with our network of 75 economic development consultants in over 20 countries. Our consultants speak over 15 languages and can work with your region to attract inward investments within the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 2010 our company has contacts in over 43 countries around the world and can connect you with the decision makers that are making the investment decisions for their companies.

FDI365 a proprietary tool launched in 2017 and developed to answer the needs of our clients that were searching for a targeted lead generation software. FDI365 combines the newest technologies along with human curated business intelligence to provide customized profiles of companies that match your region's criteria and that we believe to be poised for an expansion project.

ROI Research on Investment is an award-winning global authority on lead generation and investment attraction for economic development organizations. Since 2003, ROI has worked with over 350 clients worldwide to attract job-creating, capital intensive, expansion projects. ROI's core areas of expertise include benchmarking/target industry analysis, lead generation, BR&E strategies, representation services, and customized training covering best practices in modern BR&E and investment attraction.

ROI recently launched; the first application designed to use AI and big data to solve many challenges faced by economic development, investment attraction and trade professionals. is a powerful one-stop business intelligence platform deploying machine-learning algorithms, human curated intelligence and big data to forecast company growth. This unique platform profiles millions of companies and features over 900 industry profiles that include heat maps illustrating 14 economic indicators at the State and County levels, including: establishment and employment growth, revenues, gross profit, average salary growth, etc.


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Ogden is a community of makers and creators with a culture of innovation that drives economic growth. Key industries include aerospace, advanced materials, outdoor products, life sciences, and IT/software. Ogden offers access to a skilled labor force of more than 450,000 within 35 miles. The Brookings Institution has recognized the Ogden metro area as having the nation’s 14th highest concentration of employment in advanced industries. Key employers include Amer Sports (parent company to Atomic, Salomon, and ENVE), Autoliv, Fresenius, Marketstar, Northrop Grumman, and Parker-Hannifin. A major urban and regional center nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Range, our community offers a unique mountain-to-metro lifestyle. World-class skiing, mountain biking, and fishing are just minutes away, while the vibrant Historic 25th Street has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Great Streets” by the American Planning Association. Downtown revitalization and rapid growth in key industries have helped Ogden to attract new businesses and create high-wage jobs.


Platinum Sponsors

The Downtown Alliance is a 501c6 nonprofit organization dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. Established in 1991, the Downtown Alliance represent more than 2,500 business and property owners in the Central Business District, which is bounded by North Temple, Interstate 15, 400 South and 300 East.

Lehi City was incorporated in 1852. Lehi has more than doubled in size since 2000, with population approaching 65,000 residents. Lehi is quickly becoming a premier technology and commercial center along the Wasatch Front. Several landmark companies call Lehi home, including Adobe, I.M. Flash, Xactware, Microsoft, Vivint, and Xango. Lehi is also home to a wide variety of retail stores and restaurants. Thanksgiving Point, a unique destination offering museums, botanical gardens, shopping, restaurants, and other entertainment options highlights all that Lehi has to offer. Lehi is a beautiful place to live and work. Utah Lake is located just to the south, with the picturesque Jordan River running through the City. Lehi is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains on the East and the White Mountains and Oquirrh Mountains on the West. Lehi’s beautiful natural surroundings provide easy access to hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, skiing, hunting, and many other outdoor activities.

The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) promotes Governor Herbert's statewide economic development. The office provides rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs based around industries or economic clusters that demonstrate the best potential for development. The office utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. The Utah business promise is its commitment to a business-friendly environment and high quality of life, which serves as the foundation of our economic success. In Utah, you'll experience business–and life–elevated.


Gold Sponsors

Davis County, immediately north of Salt Lake City, is the primary home to an advanced manufacturing cluster including Hill Air Force Base and the over 25,000 people that work there. Davis County has over 500 miles of hiking and biking trails that connect from mountain peaks to Lagoon Amusement Park and Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. The County's 350,000 residents enjoy a high quality of life with one of highest performing public education systems in the Country and live within an hour of all of Utah's major universities, supporting above average educational attainment and one of the strongest middle class urban countries in the world. But because of our proximity to jobs throughout this region, up to 65% of county residents commute to work outside the County-- which presents an opportunity for companies to capitalize on the well-educated, motivated, young workforce, that want to work closer to home.

The The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) is a statewide economic development organization (EDO) specializing in corporate recruitment, economic research, analytics, site selector marketing, and community development. The organization was founded in 1987 as a private non-profit, and partners with the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED), local governments, and private sector organizations to help grow Utah's economy to ultimately improve the quality of life of every Utahn. EDCUtah's mission is to be a catalyst for quality job growth and increased capital investment in the State of Utah.

Rocky Mountain Power is based in Salt Lake City, and provides electric service to nearly 1.1 million customers in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. As part of PacifiCorp, RMP is one of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the U.S., with 1.8 million customers in six western states. The company dates back to 1881, when Salt Lake City became the fifth city in the world to have central station electricity. The company is powering the sustainable future of the West with several renewable energy projects, include the Energy Vision 2020 initiative, the largest investment in the company’s future. The project includes 1,150 MW of new wind resources and 905 MW of upgraded or repowered wind resources that will be available for use by the end of 2020.

Formed in 2016, under the leadership of Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development is focused on building Salt Lake City as a vibrant, beautiful, prosperous, diverse, and authentic place – a place that is economically accessible to everyone. Known as the “Crossroads of the West,” Salt Lake City is strategically located for businesses to succeed. SLCDED works to streamline processes, provide excellent customer service, and offer an array of resources and services to recruit and retain businesses in the City, and ensure they have the tools to thrive.

Nestled within Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” tech corridor, Sandy, Utah offers a business-friendly environment located in a diverse, family-friendly community. Sandy also offers direct access to some of the most recognizable mountain resorts in North America (think Snowbird, Alta and Park City Mountain Resort). In the heart of Sandy and just minutes the mountain resorts is the new Cairns District, a vibrant and multifaceted city center development of living, employment, retail/dining and entertainment where “Mountain Meets Urban”. Sandy showcases a variety of businesses from innovative startups to international tech companies. In Sandy you really can live, work, play no matter the path you choose.


Silver Sponsors

Located in the southwestern part of the Salt Lake Metropolitan area, the City of West Jordan is the 4th largest city in the State of Utah, with a 2019 population of about 115,000. West Jordan is home to large families, a well-educated workforce, and households which earn more than the state and national median. The City also offers over 6,000 acres available for retail, office, industrial, and residential development, regional shopping venues at Jordan Landing and Gardner Village, the Salt Lake Community College’s Jordan Campus, access to four world class ski resorts in 30 minutes, and five universities less than 40 miles away. The city’s many amenities and favorable business conditions provide a foundation for business growth and success. With its proximity to infrastructure, educational facilities, and a business-friendly environment, West Jordan is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of the next wave of business growth in the Salt Lake Valley.

Draper City started as an agricultural hub built on the principled foundation of hard work, conservation and resilient community bonds. Fast forward 100 years and Draper has evolved into part of Utah’s Silicon Slopes technology and startup development hub. The City enjoys international airport connectivity, a 100+ mile trail system, thousands of acres of open space protected by perpetual conservation easement, a world renowned hang gliding park, under 1 hour travel time to 7 ski resorts and 3 universities, mass rail transit, and a top ranked public school system. Companies across the globe are locating their North American headquarters operations to our city. Companies such as Pluralsite, HealtheEquity, Dealertrack, eBay, Alliance Data, Dell EMC, and StorageCraft call Draper City their Utah home. The bottom line is when you plant something in Draper, whether it is a business or your family, growth is inevitable. Welcome home!

NDC acts as a partner, teacher, investor, developer and lender, bringing together advisory services and capital for community and economic investment. NDC works with local and state governments and community-based organizations to help them create and implement their own unique development strategies. Since 1969 NDC training, products and services have evolved to reflect the changing policy environment and meet emerging needs. Today NDC is the most experienced and comprehensive economic and community development nonprofit in the U.S., working in every one of the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

While Utah is now internationally known as Silicon Slopes, few people realize that Orem was the birthplace and original hotbed of innovation that has made the state one of the premier locations in America for tech companies. Orem is located 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City in beautiful Utah Valley. Orem is bordered by Utah Lake on the west and the majestic Wasatch Mountains on the east. As the fifth-largest City in Utah, Orem is located in the center of the Provo-Orem MSA with an estimated population of over 606,000 people. It is home to the largest university in the state, Utah Valley University, and is also within five minutes of Brigham Young University. Together these two schools educate a combined total of over 73,000 students. Housing, education, and employment opportunities continue to be in high demand as Orem's population approaches 98,000 residents. Orem was named the #13 Best Place to Live in America for 2018 by Money Magazine. The Orem Economic Development Division is a resource for Orem businesses, developers, and real estate professionals. We facilitate relationships and we make things happen.

Terracon Consultants, Inc. offers site selection and economic development assistance to site selectors, economic development agencies, and development firms. Terracon is a nationwide, employee-owned consulting firm with 140 offices and 4,500 engineers, scientists and technicians specializing in environmental, geotechnical, facilities, and construction testing and special inspections for commercial, industrial, distribution, manufacturing, and energy projects. Especially relevant for site selection, Terracon’s ‘Stage1 GeoReport’ provides initial desktop-level geotechnical site information early in the development process by mining Terracon’s extensive drilling and exploration history with publicly-available geospatial data, and local geotechnical expertise. Terracon’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and extensive local knowledge of environmental issues, and local regulatory concerns, complement your site selection evaluation.

The Utah Alliance for Economic Development is a statewide organization of economic development professionals. Our membership includes representatives from state and local government, utility companies, real estate firms, large and small scale development firms, staffing companies, law firms, and private economic development firms. We host training events to learn more about our trade, to discuss common issues and to celebrate victories throughout the state.


Bronze Sponsors

Provo City is a multi-award winning community that boasts of economic diversity and success. Nestled about 50 miles south of Salt Lake International Airport, Provo's is home to Brigham Young University and is only a five-minute drive to Utah Valley University. Between the two, Provo has access to over 70,000 students, which upon graduation many of them stay in the region; allowing for Provo to have one of the youngest and most educated communities in the country. Additionally, Provo provides plenty of activities for all of them. Whether it be outdoor recreation, an amazing culturally-diverse downtown, or to enjoy a variety of entertainment activities, from sports to dining; Provo has it all. It's no wonder why Provo has received an award for Top 10 places to Live, Top 10 Best Downtowns, Top 10 Best College Towns, and Top 10 Best Economies, among other accolades. Because when you're here in Provo, you're not just somewhere, you're home.

World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) promotes prosperity across the state by attracting investment and increasing exports. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives: First is to help Utah companies add customers, increase revenue and create jobs by selling internationally. Second is to promote Utah as a premier destination for international companies to establish operations and create jobs. Third is to expand Utah's global position by hosting international dignitaries and leading Utah delegations abroad.



Convergent Nonprofit Solutions is a national fundraising consulting firm that specializes in managing feasibility studies and capital campaigns for chambers, economic development organizations, community colleges, and other nonprofits. Capital campaigns can play a key role in community development efforts, including those related to both business and talent retention and attraction. Thanks to our extensive background in chamber, economic development, and workforce development fundraising throughout the country, we are able to provide your organization with valuable insights and customized solutions as to how a capital campaign can help you reach your goals.

Established in 1993, Impact DataSource is an Austin, Texas-based economic consulting firm. Impact DataSource provides high-quality economic research, specializing in economic and fiscal impact analyses. Our firm is highly focused on supporting economic development professionals and organizations through consulting services and software. Impact DataSource has conducted thousands of economic impact analyses of new businesses, retention and expansion projects, developments, and activities in all industry groups throughout the U.S. Impact DataSource developed and supports the only impact software built for economic developers, Impact DashBoard. Impact DashBoard is the result of our 25+ years of experience helping economic developers change their communities.


Media Sponsors

For 23 years, Business Xpansion Journal magazine has delivered insightful, educational and other useful information to assist companies and their legal representatives with the expansion and relocation process. This process is complicated with so many variables, tangibles and intangibles. BXJ offers comprehensive tools to help understand incentives, workforce development, real estate, education, job training, transportation and much more. Each issue of the print and digital magazine, newsletter and complementing social media tackles geography state by state, industry by industry, along with the myriad of tax, legal and intellectual property issues that follow these decisions. Its editors get to the heart of economic development coverage and understand the categories of information and insight executives need in making informed relocation decisions. For more information please go to Business Xpansion Journal is published by Latitude3 Media Group headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

fDi Intelligence is a specialist service from the Financial Times established to provide industry leading insight into globalization with a portfolio of world-class products, services and business tools that allow organizations such as economic development organizations, companies, services providers and academic institutions to make informed decisions regarding FDI and associated activities. The partnership of fDi Intelligence and GIS Planning makes us the world's leading online economic development service, with the most powerful and comprehensive portfolio of online products and services to help you to drive investment into your location. To find out how these services could be of benefit, contact us at


Partnering in Economic Recovery and Resilience

IEDC thanks Southwest Airlines for their support of volunteers going to Texas, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida to assist in economic recovery. In its 47th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 56,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually, in recent years. Southwest became the nation's largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. During peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 100 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.