Utah Manufacturing Holding Strong Despite Pandemic Impacts

April 20, 2021

The state’s manufacturing sector is among the strongest economically, a recent report says, even with the turmoil wrought by the coronavirus outbreak.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturing has been a significant contributor to the lifeblood of Utah’s economy,” said Stephen Reed, director of Utah State University’s Utah Manufacturing Extension Service. “While we have seen a decline in some of Utah’s manufacture segments, others, like those associated with the outdoor recreation industry have experienced significant increases in production demand.”