• About the Alliance

    The Utah Alliance for Economic Development is committed to growing Utah's economy by providing our membership in both the public and private sectors with effective professional development and networking opportunities

  • Our Mission

    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.

    Support Economic Development Professionals

    The Utah Alliance for Economic Development is made up of economic and business development professionals from across the state. As a collaborative network, we believe in sharing ideas and best practices that move the State of Utah forward. We also connect our members to appropriate economic development resources. See the RESOURCES tab for a list of our partners.

    Professional Development

    The Alliance hosts quarterly state-wide meetings in different cities around the state. This gives professionals a chance to learn about the local economy in the host city/county, engage in idea sharing with peers, and lean from the pros. More information about upcoming meetings can be found on the EVENTS tab.

    Advocate for Policies that Strengthen Utah's Economies and Communities

    As a convener of economic and business development professionals from across the state, the Alliance supports policies that will strengthen Utah's communities, cities and counties. Strong economies allow communities to flourish and we're committed to policies that allow local economies to flourish.

  • Alliance Board Members

    Get to know our Board Members

    Lori Haglund


    Danny Stewart


    Eden Johnson


    Heather Upshaw


    Don Willie

    Communications Director

    Brent Boswell

    Membership Director

    Marian Hein

    Website Coordinator

    Darlene Batatian

    Strategic Planning

    Marlin Eldred







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