Dear Ogden City Residents,
2020 is off to a great start and I’m very excited about what the new decade has in store for residents, business owners, and visitors who choose to live, work, and play here in Ogden.
Ogden continues to receive national attention across diverse scopes of discussion. As an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast, I was very excited to see that Outside Online listed our town as one of North America’s next great ski towns! Coming from our famed history as one of the great railway towns, rebooting our image to showcase our unique mountain-metro lifestyle has been key to our outdoor industry growth. Ogden is proud to be home to several already world-famous brands such as Salomon, Atomic, and Enve Composites, as well as Ogden made outdoor brands like Hyperthreads.
Speaking of Ogden-made brands, our community is rich with entrepreneurs and “makers” of all sorts. INC.com just recognized Ogden as one of the top 50 Surge Cities in America, designating our town as a prime place to start a business. The City is here to support aspiring business owners, and we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated business development team while you are navigating the process of bringing your product or service to life.
We’ve enjoyed bringing you this quarterly publication and hope you find the content engaging and useful. Inside this issue, you will see stories about giving back and community contributions. I’ve mentioned a couple of accolades already, but here is one more; it’s right at the top of my list because it speaks leagues about our residents and the good people that live here. Ogden was recently recognized as the most charitable city in the country and I could not be prouder and more humbled for the opportunity to represent this community as Mayor. When other city leaders look in and wonder,“What’s going on in Ogden? What is the secret sauce that keeps them at the top of so many positive national lists?”, I believe it’s all about the people who make up the fabric of our town.
Best wishes for a successful 2020. We are experiencing great times in terms of economic vitality in our city. Coupled with numerous opportunities for arts, events, recreation and culture, Ogden is a wonderful place to be.