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.

Contact Brian Preece at (801)446-HELP or bpreece@sjc.utah.gov for more information.

About South Jordan City

Quick Facts
Population (January 2021) 79,200
Dwelling Units (July 2020) 23,719
Female/Male 51.3%/48.7%
Median Age 33
Dwelling Units Permitted 1,271 (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 (Jan. 2021)

Governors Business Friendly City 2013 Governors 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 US 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 January 2021, there are 1,728 active business licenses (including home occupations) in South Jordan City representing more than 28,318 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 recipients include:

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
2016Harmons Grocery
2015Jerry Seiner & Jerry Seiner Auto Group
2014The Boyer Company
2013Sam’s Club
2012Don Whyte, Rio Tinto
2011Dr. Dan Fischer, Ultradent
2010Fred Lampropoulos, Merit Medical

Links

South Jordan Economic Development Strategic Plan
Municipal Code

2021 RDA Annual Report
South Jordan Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Corporation of Utah
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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. View more

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

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

Riverton Chevrolet – a family owned car sales and service company since 1922. A great source for new and used Chevy cars, trucks, and SUV’s. View more

Tim Dahle Nissan Southtowne – At Tim Dahle Nissan Southtowne, we specialize in new and used car sales, Nissan service, and local vehicle repair. View more

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

CONTACT US:

Brian A. Preece, Director of City Commerce
bpreece@sjc.utah.gov
801-446-HELP

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 is the 12th fastest growing City in the nation and 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 to see a few of the great places to shop, eat, and play in SoJo.

Map – Shopping and Playing in SoJo

SHOPPING & DINING

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

GOLF

PLAY

RUN

SoJo Race Series

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.

EVENTS

  • Sights and Sounds of Summer
  • Light the Night
  • SoJo Summerfest
  • More Upcoming Events

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.  South Jordan City Arts Council web page.

GO BACK IN TIME

Gale Center Museum

SENIOR LIVING

South Jordan Community Center

TRANSPORTATION

UTA – TRAX

BUY LOCAL

South Jordan Farmers Market
Utah Growers Make the Connection
Every Saturday, August – 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 – 760 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