Here we grow again.

On Monday afternoon, Eagle Mountain City and the Eagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Launch Pad, a state-of-the-art Business Resource Center aimed at supporting local entrepreneurship and small business development.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held at the Chamber’s new facility at 3688 E Campus Drive, marks a pivotal step in Eagle Mountain’s transformation into a leading business hub in Utah County.

Launch Pad is equipped with various features to foster innovation and growth among local businesses. The facility includes incubator offices, co-working spaces, a virtual office, a social media lab, a digital literacy center, a podcast recording studio and a prototyping workshop.

Gov. Spencer Cox made a special appearance at the Launch Pad grand opening, where he lauded Utah’s remarkable economic achievements. Highlighting the state’s status as the #1 economy in the country, Cox emphasized Utah’s dynamic and innovative business environment.

He commended Eagle Mountain’s efforts in fostering local entrepreneurship, noting that initiatives like Launch Pad are crucial in maintaining Utah’s economic leadership. Governor Cox’s remarks underscored the state’s commitment to supporting small businesses and driving economic growth, reinforcing Utah’s reputation as the most dynamic economy in the nation.

These resources are designed to support startups and small businesses at every stage of development, from ideation to market entry and beyond.

The center’s creation was made possible through grant funding, including a $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, $50,000 from Comcast for the Digital Literacy Center, and $250,000 from Meta/Facebook. This investment underscores the community’s commitment to fostering a dynamic business landscape.

Local entrepreneurs have already benefited from Eagle Mountain’s supportive environment.

Robyn and Rudy Chavez, owners of R&R Tactical, began in their basement in 2019 and have since expanded to a new building that houses multiple businesses and has created 200 jobs.

Bryan and Erin Jeppson transitioned from a garage startup in 2014 to a state-of-the-art automotive shop that opened in March 2023. Dana and Rachael Smith of Mucky Boot Pest Control and Malorie Leavitt of Inspire Sports also shared similar success stories, growing from home-based businesses to thriving enterprises with physical locations and multiple employees.

Established in 2018, the Eagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce has played a crucial role in this growth, supporting local businesses through challenging times. Since 2022, the Chamber’s membership has surged from 73 to over 350 businesses.

Join us in celebrating this significant milestone in Eagle Mountain’s journey toward becoming a central hub for small businesses in Utah County.