Economic Development


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 for more information.

About South Jordan City

Quick Facts
Population (July 2020) 77,469
Dwelling Units (July 2020) 23,719
Female/Male 50.3%/49.7%
Median Age 33
Dwelling Units Permitted (2019) 1,042
Median Household Size (2017) 3.45
Median Home Value (2018) $440,900
Median Household Income (2017) $99,856
Per Capita Income (2017) $36,125
Area (Square Miles) 22.26

South Jordan City Development Services Department (Sept. 2020)

Governors Business Friendly City 2013 Governors Business Friendly City 2016


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.


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.


As of January 2018, there are 2,249 active business licenses (including home occupations) in South Jordan City representing more than 25,656 jobs.


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

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


South Jordan Economic Development Strategic Plan
Municipal Code

2020 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.


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


Brian A. Preece, Director of City Commerce