EDCUtah honors Layton Construction's Alan Rindlisbacher
Layton's Director of Corporate Communications was the organization's first employee
Salt Lake City (September 12, 2017) — EDCUtah honored Layton Construction's Alan Rindlisbacher, Director of Corporate Communications, with the Nick Rose Leadership in Economic Development Award. The award is given to an individual from the private sector who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to EDCUtah and economic development throughout the state. Previous recipients have included Derek Miller (WTC Utah), Lew Cramer (CBC Advisors) and Don Cash (Questar Gas). Rindlisbacher was EDCUtah’s first employee 30 years ago, and joined Layton Construction in 1997.
Other EDCUtah honorees included Utah Gov. Gary Herbert , who received the Thayne Robson Leadership in Economic Development Award for his work in the public sector. The Utah Jazz Legacy Trust received the Cornerstone in Economic Development Award, with Gail Miller accepting the award on behalf of the Miller family.
“These individuals have had a tremendous impact on Utah economic development,” said Theresa Foxley, EDCUtah President and CEO. “We are grateful for their service to the state and appreciate their continued support of our mission.”
Originally founded as the “Committee of 100,” the organization transitioned into the Utah Economic Development Corporation (UEDC) in 1987. Today, EDCUtah consists of more than 250 corporate and government investors working together to build economic prosperity in Utah.
At the annual meeting, EDCUtah released information on its record-breaking FY16-17. Utah won multiple expansion and relocation projects for high-profile companies such as Amazon, UPS, Lucid Software, Decroworx and Duncan Aviation. Layton Construction is general contractor for the Amazon and UPS projects. The combined EDCUtah effort throughout FY16-17 led to:
- 9,356 new and retained jobs
- 136 net new projects
- $915.2M in capital investment
- 6.1M in committed square feet