Advanced Materials

From Aerospace to Outdoor Products, Utah knows composites.

  • Utah has grown one of the highest concentrations of advanced materials companies in the nation, employing more than 10,000 workers. Major employers in Utah include Boeing, Hexcel, Northrop Grumman, ENVE and Easton Technical Products.
  • Six colleges and universities from around the state offer training and specialized programs in advanced materials. Additionally, with the Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) and University Tech Transfer programs, Utah spins out more next-generation technology than any other state in the nation. 
  • In addition to Utah's economic development focus on advanced materials Utah invests in growing the aerospace, wind energy, and outdoor products industries. These three complementary industries, with their strong ties to the advanced materials market, allow for a strong local customer base for relocating and expanding companies. 
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