Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) Program

Existing firms within any community are the engines of economic growth and set the stage for the local business climate, create new jobs and improve the community’s overall prosperity and quality of life. As such, Summit County and its partner organizations have identified the need for a formal Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) program in Summit County.

Central to the County’s BEAR program is a business outreach and visitation program. The data gleaned from this initiative will be used to highlight common systemic issues, improve or design program resources, and economic development strategies in the County.

The County’s BEAR program is a county-wide effort to investigate opportunities that improve the profitability of local businesses, acknowledge their inherent value to the region, and develop relevant business resources and to assist local companies:

  • Identify issues that impede business growth and economic diversification
  • Build relationships and express an appreciation to community businesses for their contribution to the local, regional and state economy
  • Facilitate businesses access to local, state and federal programs designed to improve their competitiveness

If you are a business in Summit County and would like to schedule a Business Expansion & Retention visit, please call 435-336-3221 or email Jeffrey B. Jones, AICP to set up an appointment.

Additional Resources

PandoLabs: Park City, UT

Kimball Junction Business Association

Park City Chamber of Commerce & Convention & Visitors Bureau

Park City Angel Network

Revolving Loan Fund

Incentives and Financing

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development

U.S. Small Business Administration

Directory of Utah Businesses

Rural Development

Park City Business Resource Center

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Bureau of Economic Analysis

  1. Personal Income and Outlays, August 2016

    Personal income increased $39.3 billion (0.2 percent) in August according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $31.9 billion (0.2 percent) and personal consumption expenditures...

  2. Gross Domestic Product, 2nd quarter 2016 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 2nd quarter 2016 (revised estimate)

    Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.4 percent in the second quarter of 2016 (table 1), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.8 percent. ...

  3. State Quarterly Personal Income, 2nd quarter 2016; State Annual Personal Income, 2015

    State personal income growth accelerated to 1.0 percent on average in the second quarter of 2016 from 0.3 percent in the first quarter, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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