Utah Mega Sites Program
The Utah Mega Sites Program is designed to identify and qualify a limited number of large industrial sites across the State of Utah. These sites are intended to attract large-scale industrial projects defined by:
- Up to 1,000 jobs
- Up to $1B in capital investment
- Substantial direct and indirect economic impact on surrounding communities.
In order to minimize risks associated with acquisition and development, and make these sites attractive for potential buyers or developers, a site leader must compile and document a defined list of due diligence, cost, and timing criteria. At that point, a site may qualify as a Utah Mega Site.
At minimum, each Utah Mega Site must contain:
- 400 acres with 80% contiguous buildable area
- A limited number of owners, all of whom are willing to commit to the program
- A two-year lock on listing price
- Defined state and local incentives
- One Site Leader responsible for the Utah Mega Site application
Utah is home to Eight Mega Sites.
Stage 2 Certified Sites
Stage 1 Certified Sites
Millard County Mega Site
Northwest Quadrant Mega Site
Pole Canyon Mega Site
Tooele County Mega Site
Washington City Mega Site
How to Certify a Mega Site
- Stage 1: High-level due diligence that can be compiled from the Site Leader’s desk (zoning maps, transportation maps, title search, etc.)
- Stage 2: Technical data, some of which a reputable engineering firm may need to provide (Phase 1 ESA, ALTA Survey, geotechnical soils reports, etc.)
The Utah Mega Sites Program provides matching funds for Stage 1 (50% of costs), and, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Stage 2 (33% of costs) certifications.
To apply for a grant, or for more information, contact Katherine Morell, Community Strategist.