Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., today recognized local gear bag
manufacturer OGIO as an example of the State’s exceptionally strong
economy. The Governor acknowledged OGIO's efforts today in his State of
the State address to Congress.
In describing Utah’s competitive economy, Governor Huntsman offered
examples of nationally renowned businesses such as Adam Aircraft,
Cabelas, and Rossignol Ski Company, which have opted to locate business
in this region. "They have found something in Utah that does not exist
elsewhere, and have decided to make it their home," he noted.
The Governor then added, “Utah-born entities like OGIO, Merit Medical, and Sky West, continue to expand and create more jobs.”
Governor Huntsman’s message focused on the State’s objectives to
enhance economic freedom for its residents; ensure the education system
matches its children’s dreams; provide transportation that promotes the
best possible quality of life; and respect the region’s land and the
State’s way of life.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the Governor in what is
certainly his most important public address of the year,” says OGIO CEO
and Founder Michael J. Pratt. “OGIO has always been proud to call Utah
home. We’re committed to helping the State’s economy through job
creation, and by encouraging tourism to this, the greatest open-sky
sporting venue the in the nation.”