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Aerospace company Apogee Worx chooses Utah for expansion

By Deborah Wilber - | Sep 23, 2021

BEN DORGER, Standard-Examiner file photo

The old tower at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport is seen on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

OGDEN — An aerospace company is investing in Utah with plans of expanding its current operations near the Ogden-Hinckley Airport. According to the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the expansion will provide up to 100 new high-paying jobs over an eight-year span.

Expected job opportunities are said to include positions in engineering, software and manufacturing. Apogee Worx LLC is a disabled veteran-owned small business specializing in U.S. Department of Defense aircraft systems.

In a statement released by the GOEO, Economic Development Corporation of Utah President and CEO Theresa Foxley said Apogee Worx is a vital and active player in the state’s aerospace and defense supply chain.

According to the statement, Apogee Worx co-owner and co-founder Steve Pollard chose to expand in Northern Utah, after investigating options in other states, for access to a talented workforce and a deep aerospace industrial base.

As part of economic development incentives authorized by the Utah Legislature, Apogee Worx may receive a post-performance tax credit. Eligible companies work with the GOEO to outline specific performance criteria. If all criteria are met, companies can receive a refund of up to 30% of the new state taxes they paid for up to 20 years.

Further details on the expansion are being kept quiet for now, Pollard said.

However, a ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2022.

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