This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Utah’s construction industry is a closely watched indicator of our state’s economic recovery from the COVID crisis. With that in mind, we’re thrilled today to welcome Gary Ellis, president and CEO of Jacobsen Construction, to share why Utah’s builders see strong signs of economic growth.


Builders have a far-reaching influence on Utah’s economic vitality. With all that we purchase, builders impact supply chains, small businesses, as well as community growth and development. We’re happy to report all signs point to a continued vigorous economic recovery for Utah next year, with a strong pipeline of projects that will re-shape our communities.

Many plans put on hold last year are now moving full steam ahead, and Utah’s construction workforce is now larger than ever with 121,000 skilled employees. Those in the construction industry are in high demand as we create exciting new spaces where life happens — the places where Utahns live, work, play, and worship.

Sustaining the economic recovery has not been without complexities for construction firms. Supply chain setbacks worldwide present ongoing challenges to budgets and schedules — but at Jacobsen Construction we can confidently report that the appetite for building remains strong in Utah, with many compelling opportunities for growth in the years ahead.


Jacobsen Construction is a key player in moving Utah’s economy forward. You can learn more at I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.