UT: MasterControl to Invest $15M , Produce 197 Quality Jobs

17 Jun, 2013

Producing a quality product is every company’s goal, and it is especially important when those products may affect a person’s life. MasterControl software helps highly regulated companies produce quality products that meet the strictest compliance standards. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that MasterControl will expand its Salt Lake-based operations. 

“Utah is renowned for its business friendly climate,” Governor Gary R. Herbert said. “Like Utah, MasterControl recognizes the importance of sensible regulation and is in business to help key industries innovate and grow.”

MasterControl will create 197 new high paying jobs. Over the 5 year life of the agreement with the state, the company will pay out more than $54,120,978 in new state wages. All of the incented jobs will pay at least 125 percent of the county’s average annual wage including benefits. 

During the same time period, MasterControl will pay approximately $4,180,294 in new state taxes and will invest over $15,000,000 in capital expansion at the Salt Lake headquarters. 

“We operate on the principle of delivering success to our customers, with the view that our employees are the most significant contributors and resource in that value stream,” said MasterControl CEO Jon Beckstrand. “As a result, we purposely place our product design, engineering, and services employees close to our customers. That definitely runs counter to most of our competitors, who have chosen to outsource their technical jobs far away from customers, in lower cost markets. They may see short-term gains, but our strategy is focused on long-term value and success for our customers.”

MasterControl produces quality software products that enable companies in a highly regulated environment such as Life Science companies to get products to market in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner. They have built a reputation for producing easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use quality management software. MasterControl’s headquarters are located in the technology-prime Cottonwood Heights area of Salt Lake in a new LEED Gold Certified sustainable building space that features offices and conference rooms named after famous Utah natural landmarks.

"The most reliable indicator of a strong business climate is the decision by a company in an existing industry to expand locally," said Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. "We are pleased that MasterControl has made that choice in Salt Lake City."

The GOED Board of Directors has approved a $836,059 Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) post-performance refundable tax credit, which the company can earn, or 20 percent of the net taxes paid by the company over the lifetime of the incentive. 

About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)   Web:

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination.  The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts with organizations such as the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Utah Defense Alliance, the Manufacturers Extension Partnership (MEP) and others to fulfill its mission.  For more information please contact:  Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or

About MasterControl:

MasterControl Inc. produces software solutions that enable companies doing business in regulatory environments to get their products to market faster, while reducing overall costs and increasing internal efficiency. MasterControl securely manages a company's critical information throughout the entire product lifecycle. MasterControl software is known for being easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. MasterControl solutions include clinical management, quality management, document management/document control, product lifecycle management, audit management, training management, bill of materials, supplier management, submissions document management, clinical trial management, and more. Supported by a comprehensive array of services based on industry best practices, MasterControl provides our customers with a complete information management solution across the entire enterprise. For more information about MasterControl, visit, or call: 800-825-9117(U.S.); +44 (0) 1256 325 949 (Europe); +81 (3) 5422 6665 (Japan); or +82 (822) 890-7300 (Korea).