Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, decided to consolidate its operations located in Southern California and West Valley, Utah to one strategic position in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project began on June 7, 2012 when the company began searching for a location to accommodate their needs. Their combined facility will involve sectors in research and development as well as manufacturing neurovascular tools used in operations. Utah will also become Stryker’s primary location for training facilities, and people from all over the world will fly to the state to receive proper instruction on how to use their products.
Stryker chose Utah for its point of consolidation because of the custom fit training programs provided through Utah’s Applied Technology colleges and Salt Lake City Community College. Other draws included Utah’s regulatory environment, lower real estate costs, lower taxes, lower operational costs and reasonable wages. Stryker also felt that the quality of workforce in Salt Lake City was higher than anywhere else they could move their operations. EDCUtah aided Stryker in connecting them with the Salt Lake City community and other important people within the state.
Stryker announced the project on June 6, 2016 retaining 110 jobs and creating an additional 190 jobs in their Salt Lake facility.