Several organizations have relatively new economic development leadership, including Tim Tingey at Murray City, Bob Farrington, at Salt Lake City, and Garth Day
, at Morgan County.
, Morgan County Economic Development Director
, director of economic development for Morgan County
, who in July took on a newly created position as economic development director at Morgan County
, is also a seasoned economic development veteran.
Having lead economic development efforts in Box Elder County for the last 10 years, Day served an integral in role in the location and development of an agribusiness and industrial park, which is now sold out and full, the location of Nucor Steel's new plant in Brigham City and economic development efforts involving Malt-O-Meal, West Liberty Foods and Tarter Gates.
new role as Morgan County
's first shot at being aggressive in the economic development front.
The county has lots of potential for both economic development and retail, he
Among the efforts on his
will be busy helping to develop an entrepreneurial center in which the county is partnering with the Davis Applied Technology Center
and the State of Utah, and planning for development of a light industrial park.
"I've had a wonderful experience working with EDCUtah
, especially in its support of rural communities, and hope can continue that relationship at Morgan County
An Ogden native, Day holds a bachelor's degree in political science and urban planning from Weber State University.
Before joining Box Elder County, he worked in economic development for Pleasant View City and Perry City.