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Economic Development

The picturesque Heber Valley, located in the heart of Wasatch County, has become a highly coveted destination to live, work, and play.  Situated only 25 minutes from the Provo/Orem metropolitan statistical area, and only 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, the Heber Valley enjoys a close proximity to large markets while still maintaining a small-town charm and an unparalleled quality of life.

Since hosting two Olympic Games championships in 2002, the population of Wasatch County has increased by 65 percent.  According to the U.S. Census projects, Wasatch County is the seventh-fastest growing county in the United States while Heber City was listed by Forbes Magazine as the third-fastest growing micropolitan city in America.  

The opportunity to do business in Wasatch County has never been better. To learn more about Heber Valley’s population, average household income, and other workforce data, please visit the links on the left side of this page.

Why Wasatch

Whether you're considering relocating, expanding or even starting a new business in the Heber Valley of Wasatch County there are many reason why now is good time. From favorable sale tax rates, infrastructure investment, a growing population, and a strong chamber of commerce, you'll find what you need to succeed.

On the go? Download our Strategic Economic Development Plan 2018-2023

  Top 10 goals and Strategies

   * Quality of Life
   * Business Rention & Expansion
   * Recruitment & Attraction
   * Workforce Development

 Accolades and awards

   * Safest City
   * Best Utah Towns
   * Fastest Growing Community

 Targeted Industries

   * Light Manufacturing
   * Software & IT
   * Professional Services


Take a few minutes to Watch this video to hear from businesses that have made the switch from urban to rural in Wasatch County.