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Welcome to the Cottonwood Heights Economic Development Page!


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     Cottonwood Heights Economic Development delivers the development, support and cutting-edge infrastructure needed to propel companies beyond their local ambitions. Our focus on maintaining a business-friendly environment means unparalleled convenience to businesses on the move. Located next to the Wasatch Mountains and Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Cottonwood Heights offers its residents a quality of life and cost of living unmatched in the region. So, if you are looking to start, expand or relocate a business, take a look at Cottonwood Heights. We know how to get companies moving!

     Cottonwood Heights is located in the center of the Salt Lake Metropolitan area adjacent to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, which was recently named the #1 state for business by Forbes. We offer exceptional Class A office space, an outstanding school district, a safe environment for families, world-class recreational amenities right in our backyard and other attractions that bring a sense of community. We invite you to browse our website and learn more about Cottonwood Heights as a place to start, expand, or locate a business and discover what we have to offer.


Utah Business Climate Getting National Attention 


Forbes Magazine recently profiled the best states for business. Utah was at the top of the list. Read more about it here and here


The New Yorker Magazine also spotlighted how Utah is becoming the next "Silicon Valley." Read more about that here.



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View the 2013 Economic Development Report



Available office properties
Available commercial/retail properties
Economic Development Strategic Plan
• Chamber of Commerce
State Incentives
Economic Development Corporation of Utah


Business Climate

Utah has been named one of America's Best States for Business by CNBC.

Market Access
Cottonwood Heights’ central location provides access to over 2 million Wasatch Front residents along this scenic corridor. In fact, the Wasatch Front is roughly 80 miles long, from Ogden approximately 40 miles north of the Salt Lake Valley to Provo approximately 40 miles south of the Salt Lake Valley. More than half of Utah's total population of 2.9 million residents live in these areas.

Cottonwood Heights Means Business
Cottonwood Heights is proud to be a progressive community that is willing to work with developers and business leaders to foster a business-friendly environment. The city's economic development efforts serve as a resource for businesses looking to open, expand or re-locate to Cottonwood Heights. From identifying available properties to serving as a liaison with both county and state regulatory agencies, our city staff will help make your business transition to Cottonwood Heights a successful one.


Largest employers in Cottonwood Heights are: 

Jet Blue 
Kern River Gas Co.
Extra Space Storage
Sonic Innovations 
Home Depot



Cottonwood Heights has a large mix of single-family homes, condominiums and apartments. The average single home sale price in Cottonwood Heights is $330,000, and, according to the 2010 Census, there were 13,194 housing units in Cottonwood Heights with a population density of 4,052 per square mile of land area. Estimated household income is $72,394.



Cottonwood Heights is part of Canyons School District.


Cottonwood Heights Schools
School Address Phone
Brighton High School 2220 E. Bengal Blvd. 801-826-5800
Albion Middle School 2415 E. Bengal Blvd. 801-826-6700
Butler Middle School 7530 S. 2700 E. 801-826-6800
Butler Elementary School 7000 S. 2700 E. 801-826-7975
Bella Vista Elementary School 2131 E. 7000 S. 801-826-7825
Oakdale Elementary 1900 E. Creek Rd. 801-826-8950
La Petite Academy 6955 S. 2300 E. 801-943-8474


Higher Education


School City


Full-time Enrollment
University of Utah Salt Lake City 11 miles 30,534
Brigham Young University Provo 40 miles 32,109
Utah Valley University Orem 35 miles 32,072
Westminster College Salt Lake City 9 miles 5,451
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City 8 miles 34,080
University of Phoenix Salt Lake City 6 miles 3,097
Western Governors University Salt Lake City 6 miles 15,870


Hospitals/Medical Centers near Cottonwood Heights


Name Type City Approximate Distance
Intermountain Medical Center Acute Care Hospital Murray 8 miles
Alta View Hospital Acute Care Hospital Sandy 4 miles
St. Mark's Hospital Acute Care Hospital Salt Lake City

5 miles

The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital Acute Care Hospitals Murray 5 miles