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The Business Resource Center is a one-stop hub for everyone from budding entrepreneurs to seasoned CEOs.
We offer trainings, classes, incubator/accelerator space and countless resources to assist the entrepreneur in every stage of business. In addition, the BRC is host to state agencies that have a wide spectrum of specialties from business counseling, manufacturing, web design, government contracting, business locating and so much more.
The Business Resource Center is your ticket to success in any avenue of business.

 Utah Governors Office Eonomic Development

SBA - Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

 We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.

 Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom-line mission remains the same.

 The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.



SBDC - Small Business Development Center

Utah SBDC Network

The Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is the largest and most accessible statewide source of assistance for small businesses in every stage of development.

The network has 14 locations across Utah, including 10 regional centers and 4 service locations staffed by 30 team members. The Utah SBDC Network is a partnership between the state’s colleges and universities, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

The Utah SBDC Network provides one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by knowledgeable advisors with real-life business experience. Our centers provide valuable workshops, conferences and training programs that deliver important information to assist in cultivating necessary business skill sets.

The network is fully accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), a network of 63 SBDC networks across the country that provides standards for certification and program delivery.







PTAC - Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

The Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers personal, timely advice on contracting with the government. Consulting, training and support services are free and available to Utah businesses interested in government contracting.

PTAC is an important part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). PTAC services are completely confidential.

 We can help you:

  • Examine whether Government Contracting is suitable for you;
  • Explore and Identify Target Markets;
  • Identify Agencies’ Buying Trends;
  • Review Bids and Proposals;
  • Host Networking and Training Events;
  • Understanding Government Purchasing Methods and Contracting Basics;
  • Assist with Finding Bid Opportunities;
  • Assist you with the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule requirements;
  • Help with Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS), SAM (System for Award Management), the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) and other requirements;
  • Help with Small Business Administration (SBA) and Veteran Administration (VAMC) Programs and certifications including: HUBZone; 8(a); Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); Woman-Owned-Small Business (WOSB), and others


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UVU - Utah Valley University

One-Stop Shop for Business and Economic Development

The BRC is a hub for connecting private industry with academia, where university resources can be applied to spur economic growth, creating jobs and revenues in the state of Utah. The business advisors, government agencies, and private organizations have years of expertise in many areas of business and important contacts in many different industries, government, and in universities.

For the state, the BRC is a vital cog in the broader economic development engine that helps creates jobs and supports growth.



GOED - Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

 The Governor’s Office of Economic Development charter is based on Governor Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide.

The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. The Governor’s Office of Economic

Development utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.

Vision of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and will be recognized as the premier global business environment and tourist destination.

Mission of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

GOED’s mission is to enhance quality of life by increasing Utah’s revenue base and improving employment opportunities.

Six Objectives:


  1. Monitor, improve and promote the economic health of both urban and rural communities.
  2. Attract new investors and companies while supporting the expansion of existing Utah businesses.
  3. Assist entrepreneurs and engage under-represented populations in starting new companies and growing existing businesses.
  4. Expand tourism and the infrastructure to support it.
  5. Encourage film production in the state.
  6. Support and leverage both partner agencies and community leaders to create proactive, unique economic development solutions statewide.


Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
60 East South Temple, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-538-8680
Toll Free: 855-204-9046
Fax: 801-538-8888



USTAR - Utah Science Technology and Research

USTAR Central Regional Outreach        USTAR logo

 USTAR Central Outreach office is located at the Utah Valley University’s Business Resource Center. In the heart of Utah’s fast growing Technology Startup community, USTAR Central is positioned to work closely with computer technology companies, universities, economic development professionals, start-ups and innovators in our region.

USTAR Vision:

Build a robust innovation ecosystem in the State of Utah.

USTAR Mission:

USTAR’s mission is to accelerate the commercialization of science and technology ideas generated from the private sector, entrepreneurial and university researchers in order to positively elevate tax revenue, employment and corporate retention in the State of Utah.


Key USTAR Tasks:


  1. Support technology entrepreneurs and innovators through training, funding, incubator and accelerator programs
  2. Broker technology transfer by connecting capital, management and industry
  3. Address market gaps in Utah’s technology ecosystem
  4. Strengthen Utah research capacity



iMpact UTAH - (formerly known as MEP)

iMpact UTAH - (formerly known as MEP)

 iMpact UTAH works directly with manufacturers in areas such as cost control and reduction, technology deployment, skill development, quality system analysis and creation, process analysis and improvement, facility design and layout, and pursuing other world-class manufacturing initiatives.

 iMpact UTAH works to identify and implement best practices that lead to increased profitability through training, certification and advising.

iMpact UTAH doesn’t make the products you buy, we make the companies you buy them from better!