Ogden City counted among 50 best U.S. cities for starting a business in 2020

In a study released on Inc.com and powered by Startup Genome, a research and policy advisory organization, Ogden City has been named as one of the 50 best U.S. cities for starting a business in 2020. These 50 cities, known as Surge Cities, help showcase where the next great business centers will be located in the coming decade.

On this list, Ogden finds itself in the company of other booming hubs such as Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; and Seattle, WA among other locations. To determine the cities selected for this list, key indicators were analyzed including job creation, population growth, rate of entrepreneurship, and wage growth.

“Ogden has a long history as an independent and welcoming community, with a legacy of innovation driving economic growth,” said Mayor Mike Caldwell. “We are proud that our community continues to grow, becoming become a powerhouse full of creators, makers, innovative companies, and booming business. It’s only up from here; what a tremendous way to start the decade.”

Ogden was ranked No. 10 for high-growth company density and No. 16 for population growth. Ogden’s proximity to Hill Air Force Base provides a ripe landscape for aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries to flourish. Companies such as Barnes Aerospace and Enve Composites have attracted top talent in their fields. Several companies homegrown in Ogden, such as Funded Today and Trust Brands have also been named among Inc.com’s fastest-growing companies in the U.S.

“People who come to Ogden fall in love with all we have to offer,” said Caldwell. “If you’re looking for job opportunities, unforgettable scenery, and a diverse and creative community, it’s all here in Ogden.”