When you think of Park City, Utah, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the expansive mountains that play host to some of the country’s best winter resorts. Many also think of the Sundance Film Festival that brings Hollywood and the film industry’s glitterati to town. It’s a fabulous resort destination that is probably on a lot of people’s bucket lists.
But did you know that Park City is a growing high-tech destination area as well? We see more and more technology-based companies and entrepreneurs making Park City a home base.
Park City is also known to attract talented professionals to the area because of the balance of work and life that the area provides. The area is also becoming affectionately known as the “Silicon Slopes”!
Companies such as “Think Big Analytics” with roots in Silicon Valley have seen key players move to Park City, in part due to the desirable living environment.
Park City is also a hot spot for startups. Two successful local startups include audio equipment maker Skullcandy and recreational equipment retailer Backcountry.
What Gives Park City the Edge?
Park City’s location gives it a huge edge to tech businesses due to its close proximity to Salt Lake City and Provo — both well-known tech hubs. Its closeness to an international airport also adds to its viability as a business centerpiece.
The recreational opportunities of Park City attract many entrepreneurs, companies and of course, employees. Park City is now known for its ‘work hard, play hard’ philosophy, which in turn creates a vibrant business/entrepreneurial community.
Park City is also home to the state’s largest angel-investment network: Park City Angels, along with PandoLabs, a new business incubator and accelerator.
At Amari Consulting, we understand this blend of work hard/play hard, so it is a cornerstone of our company philosophy. We also understand that we work in a global environment as web developers. We embrace the opportunity to work in one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, all while providing world-class services! We are proud to be a part of Park City’s high-tech landscape!