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Please contact us for future project support, or to publish GUIDE Project Profiles for quick reference to more details than through this summary.  The function of this directory is to make it easier to know where major projects have been going, and who assisted them.

See also projects by location or for other industries.

Please inform us of any major new project announcements which should be added to this directory (>50 jobs created).  We welcome major project announcements, but only summarize and publish them selectively through this section.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of all recent project announcements in the US Mountain region. We can suggest other service providers or resources for more comprehensive project tracking.
The column headings are explained below.  Detailed Project Profiles can be used by areas to highlight recent success stories for quick reference through our search process.

These summary descriptions of announced projects are for the convenience of executives and their advisors as they research potential business locations for future projects.

Company Type of Project Support Provided Alternatives Considered Final Selections Reported Economic Impact Reported Strategic Impact Reported Incentives Project Timing Feedback
Highlights                  
                   
Arizona Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Intel expanded, new wafer fab unknown   Chandler Arizona $2 billion semiconductor      
Microchip Technology   unknown   Chandler Arizona $183.5 million semiconductor      
American Italian Pasta   unknown   Tolleson $45 million food processing      
Colorado Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Atrix Laboratories expanded plant unknown   Fort Collins Colorado   medical products      
New Mexico Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Intel expanded plant,  wafer fab unknown   Rio Rancho

New Mexico

$2 billion capital investment 300mm fab, smaller geometries   2002  
Bio-Tech Imaging   unknown   Albuquerque New Mexico $3 million viral infection test products      
Utah Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Varian Medical Systems Expansion EDCUtah   Salt Lake City, Utah

100-250 jobs

$10 million

70,000 sq ft

flat-panel digital X-ray image detectors TIF Announced August 2005, by Dec 2006  
KraftMaid (Masco) manufacturing, new     West Jordan, UT

700,000 sq ft

1300 jobs

$106 million

kitchen cabinet manufacturing   2/05 for 2006  
Phasyc, Inc. Manufacturing relocation, expansion NAI Utah, EDCU

from CA

vs. MO

Salt Lake City

Utah

6,675 sq ft

20 jobs

relocating from CA to UT for air cleaning tech   9/04  
WalMart distribution center     Grantsville Utah 1,200,000 sq ft     9/04  
Carlisle SynTec manufacturing, new Utah Industrial Depot   Tooele City, Utah

$20 million

220,000 sq ft

65 new jobs

western US manufacturing for roofing products   9/04 for 2005  
Working RX, Inc. contact center, relocation and new EDCU, Colliers Turley Martin Tucker (IN), and Commerce CRG (UT) consolidating from Covina CA and Murray UT West Valley City, Utah

52,000 sq ft

200+ new jobs

national prescription claims center   8/04  
Inline Plastics Corp. Manufacturing and regional distribution Commerce CRG, EDCU other western states in 2 year site search

Salt Lake City

Utah

84,358 sq ft

35-100 jobs

western region plastics food packaging   7/04  
Tire Factory Distribution center, new ProLogis, CBRE, EDCU  

Salt Lake City

Utah

45,000 sq ft lease regional support of retail stores   7/04  
Verizon Wireless expansion     West Valley City, Utah

to 200,000 sq ft

200 new jobs

customer service center   3/04  
Fleetguard, Inc. new      

120,000 sq ft

55 jobs

    3/04  
Orgill, Inc. Western region distribution center, new EDCU   Hurricane, Utah

520,000 sq ft

up to 300 jobs

distribution of home improvement products   2004 Washington County
James Gregory Associates manufacturing, new     St George Utah   semiconductor manufacturing Ft. Pierce Industrial Park Q3 2004 Washington County
Kimberly-Clark expansion     Ogden, Utah

$12 million

265,000 sq ft

expansion   2003  
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. expansion    

Salt Lake City

Utah

$25 million

165,000 sq ft

300 new jobs

expansion   2003  
Qwest Communications International Inc. Tech support center, new EDCU  

Salt Lake City

Utah

adds 155 jobs to 3000 total in Utah already 14 state DSL tech support call center Utah Industrial Assistance Fund 12/03  
LifeStar Financial Network Insurance sales, HQ, new EDCU, CBRE  

Salt Lake City

Utah

12,000 sq ft

20 jobs

life insurance products   9/03  
Well's Dairy new, dairy food processing PwC, EDCU 12 states St. George Utah

$30-55 million

40-70 jobs

ice cream mfg for western US Ft. Pierce Industrial Park 3/03 Washington County
Franklin Covey Coaching LLC professional service, retain EDCU considered moving to IL West Valley City, Utah new offices for 355 employees retention of training service   7/03  
Bomatic, Inc. plastics manufacturing     St George Utah

100,000 sq ft

100-300 jobs

manufacturing Ft. Pierce Industrial Park 2003-4 Washington County
Alorica call center     Magna, UT add >100 jobs call center   2003  
Grand Prix Apparel Manufacturing relocation EDCU relocating from southern CA Lindon, UT 30 jobs racing apparel, accessories   8/02  
Siebel Systems data center, new, expanding UT presence EDCU based in CA, with office in Sandy UT

Salt Lake City

Utah

30,000 sq ft disaster recover center   8/02  
HyClone Laboratories manufacturing, expansion EDCU in Logan for 30 years already Logan, UT

$12 million

adds 279 jobs to existing 296

biotech mfg, doubles scale City of Logan TIF, unknown if state too 2/02  
AlphaGraphics global HQ, relocation EDCU from Tucson AZ Salt Lake City Utah 85 jobs HQ for print shop network in 22 countries   4/2001  
Riverstone Inc. contact center e-commerce fulfillment, new EDCU based in IA, wanted western US location, vs. CO, NV Salt Lake City Utah

230 jobs

60,000 sq ft fulfillment and 19,000 sq ft contact center

multi-media contact center and fulfillment operation   6/2000  
DLJ Direct financial broker services, new EDCU   Sandy, UT

140,000 sq ft

400 jobs with plans for 1000

customer contact, service center   4/2000  
Gossner Foods expansion, food processing EDCU ID or CA new location vs. expansion in Logan UT, 30 yr presence Logan, UT

$8 million

adds 150 jobs to existing 300

dairy food processing City of Logan and state 3/2000  
Idaho Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Grupo Modelo new plant unknown   Idaho Falls Idaho $128 million Mexican beer      
Wyoming Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
                   
Montana Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
                   
Examples Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Example, Name, link to website and PR if available New or expanded facility size, location Summary of needs which were met for the project known short list locations, and services considered or used to support project plans locations and final service providers chosen to implement the project Jobs, $, technology transfer, etc. in location Significance to company global strategy, performance, operations As disclosed, and who to contact to discuss directly announced, occupancy, expected expansion, actual expansion Lessons learned, proven solutions etc.
Example - highlight

Link to full project profile if available - see Template

Expand, Relocate office or factory consultants used for site selection or other  support usually not reported in other channels, but can offer useful insight into choices Link to Area Profile or Service if available, or website, and regional table of contacts The reported parameters may not be reliable for industry or regional trend analysis Why did the project happen now?  What is the purpose?  Routine growth, or something really new?  Local or global? Details are seldom published; total reported value may be misleading Note that the same project may get repeated PR / media coverage potential links to testimonials or other feedback
Project announcements and GUIDE Project Profiles by area (selective lists) - see also Projects by Industry
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes East and Midwest Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Major project announcements by industry sector  (selective directories) These directories summarize billions of dollars in recent project announcements by many companies, with links to sources of information about their chosen locations.
Advanced Materials - Ceramics, metals Aerospace Automotive Biotechnology Customer Contact Centers, Call Centers Chemicals
Computers Construction materials Consumer electronics Consumer goods - durable and non Defense Electronics
Energy Financial and professional services Food & Beverage Processing Hospitality, Tourism Logistics Machinery & tools for  manufacturing
Medical device and Healthcare Products Packaging Paper products Pharmaceutical Plastics Publishing, printing and communications
Recreational vehicles Retail Semiconductor Software Telecommunications Textile & Apparel
Regional directories of economic development organizations and related contacts.  See also : Invest USA directory
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Professional service providers and other resources
Location Consultants For Executives Lessons Learned Proven Solutions Sharing Project Work
Consultant Tips (articles) Tax Consultants International Law Firms Strategy & Finance Incentives
Corporate Real Estate firms Design & Construction REIT's, Developers Human Resources Associations & Publications
Utilities active in business attraction and retention Governmental Sources Ports, Rail, Airports Logistics Services Global Home , Events, and News about us
Referral Process Highlights Biographic Profiles Projects and The Market Services for Economic Development Agencies Welcome Area Reps!
Major Real Estate Listings Awards, Sponsorships Executive Testimonials Our services for areas
Selective lists of major companies, their websites, and area representatives organized by location  (under development, suggestions welcome)
US : Northeast    NY   CT   MA US : Great Lakes    OH  MI  IL  WI  MN Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic   PA  NJ  MD  VA  NC US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast   FL  GA US : South Central  Texas

US : West Coast

Northern CA , Southern CA

Central America, Caribbean
Europe   UK  Germany  Benelux  France  Scandinavia Switzerland South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia & Pacific Korea Japan

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