Economic Development

What South Jordan City's Development Team Can Provide

South Jordan City is pleased to offer its resources and technical expertise in guiding your site selection process. In addition to the Economic Development Staff, City Planners and Engineers are available to help with your technical needs to help you quickly identify the advantages of locating your business in South Jordan City. Once you see these advantages, City Staff will handle your development application in a fast, friendly and flexible manner that will suit your specific needs.

South Jordan City has a unique, expedited development approval process that is efficient and fair. City Staff members and City Codes have the flexibility to meet your needs. The City's high standards of building quality and design will ensure the sustained value of your project and of those around it.

We pledge that this will be your best experience in working with a City. Put us to the test and let us prove our claim and see how truly amazing our development staff is.

About South Jordan City

Quick Facts

StatisticAmount
Population (January 2021)79,200
Dwelling Units (July 2020)23,719
Female / Male51.3% / 48.7%
Median Age33
Dwelling Units Permitted1,271 (2020) / 1,042 (2019) / 1,092 (2018)
Median Household Size (2019)3.42
Median Home Value (2019)$547,000
Median Household Income (2019)$104,597
Per Capita Income (2019)$39,453
Area (Square Miles)22.26

South Jordan City Development Services Department (January 2021)

Governor's Business Friendly City 2013
Governor's Business Friendly City 2016

Population

South Jordan City is one of the fastest growing and largest cities in the State of Utah. Over the last several years, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported South Jordan City in the top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation.

Dwelling Units

The City is known for, and values, its large lots and large families, however the City has taken steps to include a wider range of housing types to meet a wider range of life-cycle needs.

Business & Employment

As of April 2022, there are 1,833 active business licenses (including home occupations) in South Jordan City representing more than 27,586 jobs.

Climate & Geography

South Jordan is 22.26 square miles located in the southwest portion of the Salt Lake Valley, a climate which fully experiences all four seasons.

South Jordan Corporate Citizen Award

The South Jordan Corporate Citizen Award is presented annually to a business that has been an active partner within the community. South Jordan City recognizes the importance of its relationship with the business community and appreciates the contribution made by companies that took a chance and pioneered their business venture within the city.

Past South Jordan City Corporate Citizen Award Recipients

  • 2021 - Roseman University
  • 2020 - University of Utah South Jordan Health Care
  • 2019 - RiverPark Development Group
  • 2018 - Becky Pickle, Chick-fil-A
  • 2017 - Brian Synan, Gordmans
  • 2016 - Harmons Grocery
  • 2015 - Jerry Seiner and Jerry Seiner Auto Group
  • 2014 - The Boyer Company
  • 2013 - Sam's Club
  • 2012 - Don Whyte, Rio Tinto
  • 2011 - Dr. Dan Fischer, Ultradent
  • 2010 - Fred Lampropoulos, Merit Medical

What Is Economic Development?

Economic Development creates the conditions for economic growth and improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support innovation, lower transaction costs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services.

Economic Development requires effective, collaborative institutions focused on advancing mutual gain for the public and the private sector. Economic Development is essential to ensuring our economic future.

Highlights

Daybreak - a master planned community.

The District - stretching three city blocks, The District in South Jordan is one of the largest mixed-use developments of its kind in Utah.

Merit Medical - is a worldwide designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures.

Ultradent - Ultradent Products, Inc. has been manufacturing the highest-quality of dental and orthodontic equipment since 1978.

South Jordan City Life

South Jordan City or "SoJo" is nestled in the Salt Lake Valley between the Wasatch Mountains on the East and the Oquirrh Mountains on the West. Downtown Salt Lake City is approximately 18 miles from SoJo and the Salt Lake Regional Airport is approximately 19 miles away. South Jordan is proud of their beautifully maintained City. SoJo was voted one of the "Top 20 best places to live in America" in 2010, 2012, and 2014 according to Money Magazine.

Keep It Local in SoJo

Did you know that a portion of sales tax goes back to the City to provide services such as emergency services, street light repairs, to fix pot holes and much more?

Take a look at this map (PDF) to see a few of the great places to shop, eat, and play in SoJo.

Shopping & Dining

  • Towne Center Square, 1600 West Towne Center Drive
  • The District
  • Oquirrh Mountain Marketplace
  • RiverPark
  • Soda Row

Golf

Play

Run

Education

Daybreak

The Daybreak planned community is a 4,200 acre subdivision in South Jordan. Daybreak's many features include parks, single family homes, apartments, condos, town homes, retirement communities, Oquirrh Lake and Soda Row.

Arts / Theatres

South Jordan City is committed to advancing the arts in all its forms within the community. The South Jordan Arts Council was formed to host and sponsor art exhibits and arts-oriented special events, as well as educational arts activities throughout the year. The South Jordan City Arts Council is a dedicated group of appointed volunteers that also offers small grants to a variety of performing arts and arts/education programs.

Transportation

Buy Local

South Jordan Farmers Market
Utah Growers Make the Connection
Every Saturday, August through October
1600 West Towne Center Drive (10600 South)

Largest Employers

  • Merit Medical Systems, Inc. - 2118 Employees
  • Ultradent Products, Inc. - 1282 Employees
  • Walmart/Sam's Club - 889 Employees
  • Cricut - 800 Employees
  • Lucid - 750 Employees
  • Willis Towers Watson - 687 Employees
  • AdvancedMD, Inc. - 537 Employees
  • Intermountain Homecare - 480 Employees
  • Health Catalyst, Inc. - 443 Employees
  • University Healthcare - 425 Employees