The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) is pleased to announce that Apogee Worx, LLC plans to expand its operations in Utah, adding up to 100 new high-paying Utah jobs in the next eight years.
“Utah’s aerospace industry is growing rapidly, and we’re excited that Apogee Worx will be adding to that growth,” says Dan Hemmert, the Office of Economic Opportunity’s executive director. “This expansion will create jobs in engineering, software, manufacturing, and more, benefiting residents in northern Utah.”
Apogee Worx is an aerospace company based in Ogden, Utah. The company focuses on Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft systems integration with multiple current contracts upgrading USAF Ogden Air Logistics Center supported aircraft, such as the A-10C. Apogee Worx designs and manufactures components necessary to install new capabilities in DoD aircraft. Additionally, the company manufactures aircraft support equipment.
“After investigating options in other states, Apogee Worx is excited to be expanding in Northern Utah near the Ogden Hinckley Airport and Hill AFB. Utah provides clear benefits including access to a talented workforce and a deep aerospace industrial base,” says Steve Pollard, Apogee Worx’s co-owner and co-founder. “We appreciate the forward-leaning incentives provided by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity that make this expansion possible.”
Apogee Worx may receive up to 15 percent of the additional state taxes it will pay over the eight-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) tax credit. The Go Utah Board has approved a post-performance tax credit not to exceed $812,437. Each year that Apogee Worx meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will qualify for a portion of the total tax credit.
“Apogee Worx is a vital and active player in Utah’s aerospace and defense supply chain,” says Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “The expansion of their footprint in Northern Utah will continue to bring benefits to the region and the state.”