Outdoor Products

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Ogden is home to a highly skilled and knowledgeable outdoor-focused workforce and offers unparalleled access to outdoor amenities and product testing opportunities. With over 40 outdoor products businesses, Ogden offers unlimited opportunities for networking and partnerships and access to suppliers, buyers and service providers.

The Wall Street Journal has named Ogden the center of outdoor sports gear in the U.S., while Outside Magazine recognized it as one of the Best Towns in America and National Geographic ranked it as a Top 10 Emerging Ski Town.

Outdoor Products by the Numbers

  • 47 Businesses

  • 2,761 Jobs

  • 9.31 LQ - Outdoor Products Employment

  • $38,905 Avg. Annual Wage per Job

  • 1.0% Total Regional Employment

  • 250 Miles of hiking trails in Ogden area

  • 3 Ski Resorts w/in 30 miles of Ogden

Industry Sectors

Industry Empl. LQ Avg. Ann Wage
Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing 2,349 28.25 $32,216
Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 253 2.35 $51,899
Motorcycle, Bicycle and Parts Manufacturing 112 5.98 $53,205
Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 45 2.40 $70,015


Occupation Empl. LQ Average Wage
Team Assemblers 381 1.61 $31,700
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, except Technical and Scientific Products 205 1.20 $63,900
General and Operations Managers 131 1.69 $92,700
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 92 1.37 $56,400
Graphic Designers 87 1.11 $45,800
Production Workers, All Other 78 1.96 $44,100
Customer Service Representatives 77 1.24 $38,900
Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand 75 0.87 $32,200
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 66 1.17 $33,000
Office Clerks, General 59 0.95 $34,600

Major Employers

Company NameEmployees
Lifetime Products1,000 to 1,9999
Amer Sport100 to 249
Enve Composites100 to 249
Rossignol50 to 99
Mackenzie Exhibits20 to 49
Ogden Made20 to 49
Osprey Packs20 to 49
Scott USA20 to 49
Goode Ski Technology5 to 9
Hyperthreads5 to 9
Mercury Wheels1 to 4

Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services, 2020.

Education & Training

Over 2,500 students complete engineering and manufacturing programs at area colleges each year. These colleges include:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • University of Utah
  • Bridgerland, Davis, and Ogden-Weber technical colleges
  • Salt Lake Community College

The Weber State University Outdoor and Community Recreation Education program offers three degree tracks providing students with the skills necessary for a career in the outdoor recreation industry. The programs include Outdoor Recreation Administration, Community Recreation Administration, and Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurship. Utah State University, in nearby Logan, UT offers a leading program in Outdoor Product Design and Development. This program is focused on preparing students for careers designing and developing innovative outdoor products.

Outdoor Products Related Regional Degree Completions (2019)

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services: 5,158

  • Engineering: 1,402

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians: 482

  • Engineering Technologies: 441

  • Precision Production: 209

Industry data sources: JobsEQ Q2 2020; Utah Firm Find