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 50 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

  • 51 Businesses

  • 3,078 Jobs

  • 8.75 LQ - Outdoor Products Employment

  • $51,427 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 2,591 27.39 $45,435
Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 341 2.65 $83,742
Motorcycle, Bicycle and Parts Manufacturing 130 5.94 $78,115
Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 15 .30 $119,435


Occupation Empl. Average Wage
Team Assemblers 398 $38,400
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, except Technical and Scientific Products 166 $60,100
General and Operations Managers 170 $90,900
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 110 $59,200
Graphic Designers 94 $41,200
Production Workers, All Other 91 $34,500
Customer Service Representatives 98 $40,700
Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand 77 $33,600
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 119 $34,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 57 $47,100

Major Employers

Company NameEmployees
Lifetime Products1,000 to 1,999
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

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

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services: 20,523

  • Engineering: 2,188

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians: 1,096

  • Engineering Technologies: 730

  • Precision Production: 609

Industry data sources: JobsEQ Q4 2022; Utah Firm Find