Doing Business

Evanston and Uinta County, part of the Wasatch Front, is made up of 8 cities; Evanston, Bear River, Carter, Fort Bridger, Lone Tree, Lyman, Robertson and Mountain View. The county seat, Evanston, has many resources and modern accommodating amenities for business owners, tourists, and local residents. 

It is very cost effective to do business here. Business advantages include streamlined permitting, tax exemptions and incentives, grants, and loans.  Evanston offers affordable shovel-ready sites, cheap energy rates, and no corporate taxes - ideal for anyone in search of commercial property in Wyoming.

Businesses like BPI Labs, Mitsubishi Carbon Fiber, Clean Energy Corp. Union Tank Car Co. have chosen Evanston for its convenience to Salt Lake City, exceptional leadership, affordable cost of living, outdoor recreation, and strong sense of community. 

Business Support in Evanston, Wyoming

The City of Evanston and Uinta County economic development offer a one-stop-shop for business support. Whether a large corporation or a start up entrepreneur, Evanston and Uinta County provide business planning, access to revolving loans- Lincoln Uinta Revolving Loan Fund, permitting, workforce recruitment, incentives, financing, and planning and zoning. In addition, the state of Wyoming offers county and state level incentives.

Evanston and Uinta County supports small businesses by providing assistance in writing business plans, developing marketing research strategies, and more. Many business owners find it easy to get assistance with incentives such as Jump Start Evanston program - which is an incubator type resource to help entrepreneurs launch and grow a start up business. 

Fast Facts

  • Workforce 800,000+ Regional MSA
  • Just 1 hour 15 minutes to Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Evanston has one of the most diverse business climates in Wyoming
  • No corporate taxes
  • Low energy rates
  • Affordable real estate
  • Located within an Opportunity Zone
  • Median Age 35.1
  • Population 8,164 (3.22% growth rate)
  • County Population 20,758 
  • Average Interstate 80 daily Traffic Count 10,427
  • Workforce 800,000+ Regional MSA
  • 6 State Parks attracts over 200,000+ non-locals per year
    • Bear River State Park
    • Lost Creek State Park
    • Utah State Park
    • Echo State Park
    • East Canyon State Park
    • East Canyon Reservoir Dam

Business Advantages/Resources 

The Salt-Lake City International Airport is a 114 mile drive and will accommodate all international air travel.  In addition, The Ogden Hinckley Airport is a 54 mile drive and accommodates most local air travel as well as the Evanston Uinta County Airport offering local short flights to Kimball Junction, Park City, Coalville, Morgan, Bear Lake, Kimmerer, and Mount View.  Interstate 80 has a 10,427 daily traffic count and W89 is also a major highway for all business related ventures.

Industrial Park: Commercial Property in Wyoming

The Shovel Ready Industrial Park, Union City Business Park is 100+ acres and is 1 mile from Interstate 80. It is a city owned planned development prime and ready with water, sewer, gas and fiber. Located adjacent to the newly expanded 18-hole Purple Sage Golf Course. Union Road provides improved access into the Union Center and Interstate 80 is less than one mile from the park. Developable land is available for Light and Heavy Industrial uses, office uses and research and development uses. The Industrial Park is close to residential neighborhoods and Historic Downtown Evanston. Commercial property within the park and throughout Evanston offers easy access to Salt Lake City and the rest of Wyoming.

Contact Us

We welcome your business to Evanston and Uinta County.  Contact us for more information and support.