Workforce

Evanston and Uinta county boast of a strong workforce that is both educated and hard-working. One of the distinct advantages local employers have is the ability to recruit out of nearby Salt Lake City universities. In addition, employers have access to local and statewide workforce development incentives designed to support continuing education. For example, the Workforce Training Fund and programs offered by the Wyoming Workforce Development Council are available. 

Overview

Employers in Evanston and Uinta County benefit from access to a large labor pool of over 800,000 people. With Salt Lake City only an hour south west via Interstate 80 it is easy to attract talent graduating from local universities, along with experienced workers interested in lowering their cost of living while still remaining on the Wasatch Front. 

Businesses in Evanston and Uinta County are fueled by this highly motivated skilled workforce. Higher Education is of high value considering six Colleges and Universities are located within a one hour drive. Evanston and Uinta County business benefits include affordable cost of living, quality of education, strength and training in the workforce, and business tax breaks.

Employment 

From 2016 to now, employment in Evanston grew at a rate of 6.65%. This high rate is a direct influence of low cost of living, convenient amenities, and workforce training. With a median age of 35.1, the workforce in Evanston is young, energic, educated, highly skilled and resourceful. For example, younger teachers are looking at Evanston to start their teaching careers.  As an added bonus to enrich the quality of life, younger families choose Evanston for the energetic outdoor activities the city offers such as skiing, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing. 

Evanston and Uinta County have major employers. A few of the top businesses in Evanston are Wood Group, Mitsubishi Carbon Fiber, Clean Energy Corporation, BPI Labs, and Union Tank Car Co. A few of the top businesses in Uinta County are Uinta County Independent School District, Wyoming State Hospital and Wal-Mart. Companies are empowered to choose their employees from a large existing workforce labor pool of over 800,000 workers in Regional MSA. The largest industries in Evanston and Uinta County are Advanced Manufacturing, Office & Administrative Support, and Healthcare Support Occupations.

Major Industries

Aerospace Parts Manufacturing 

Aerospace is one of the fastest growing industries on the Wasatch Front with over 6,500 workers in Utah alone. Companies locating here have access to Evanston Carbon and no corporate income tax. 

Back Office & Support Services 

Companies located in Salt Lake, and throughout the U.S., can save money by basing their back office operations in Evanston where space is affordable and there is no corporate income tax. 

Blockchain Processing Facilities

Wyoming has the most pro-blockchain legislative environment in the United States. Blockchain companies benefit from no corporate income tax and access to Salt Lake City International Airport. 

Downstream Chemical Products Manufacturing

Access to raw materials, strong transportation lines and a large chemical products manufacturing cluster makes Uinta County an ideal place for companies to grow. 

Healthcare Services & Back Office Support 

Evanston and Uinta County have a strong healthcare ecosystem. Healthcare companies can base their back office operations in Evanston to reduce their overhead costs.

Firearms & Ammunition Manufacturing 

Employment within firearms manufacturing has grown by 300% in Wyoming. High national demand is driving an industry that has strong support in Wyoming.

Mining Machinery, Oil & Gas Manufacturing 

Wyoming ranked 3rd in the United States in total energy production, including 1st in the United States in coal production, 7th in crude oil production, and 8th in natural gas production.

Wind Turbine Manufacturing

Wind energy is booming in Wyoming due to recent and planned installations of major power plants, including several in Uinta County.