OGDEN -- The city's mobile apps program is getting another financial boost.
The city council voted Tuesday night to approve a resolution that will provide an additional $100,000 in funding for the creation of a lab.
It will train workers as well as provide space for business startups in the field of software applications for mobile devices.
Earlier this year, the Governor's Office of Economic Development announced it would be giving the program a one-time $100,000 economic opportunity grant that would be added to the more than $2 million in funding provided by Weber State University, Ogden city and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration.
The EDA's contribution came in June, in the form of a $1 million grant.
The newest round of funding comes from retained earnings in the city's Business Depot Ogden Enterprise Fund.
As part of the program, the city and WSU are teaming to start the mobile apps lab. The new lab would provide mentoring, training, legal services and even small-business loans for mobile app entrepreneurs.
Officials say one of the focuses of the program will be to have jobs associated with the program located in downtown Ogden and create synergy between the program and WSU students who graduate in related fields.
The lab will be at 2314 Washington Blvd. and will include the first-ever off-campus WSU bookstore.
WSU has already contributed $1.5 million to tenant improvements at the site and officials said the additional $100,000 from Ogden is needed to include a small cafe and upgraded finishes to the building.
Mayor Mike Caldwell said the lab is expected to create 750 jobs and generate up to $4.6 million in private investment over 10 years.