Business Depot Ogden (BDO), formerly a busy East-West rail hub for military warehousing and distribution known as Defense Depot Ogden, has received a multi-million dollar retrofit and today is Northern Utah’s premier business and industrial parks. Sitting on a sprawling 1,118 acres, BDO is the brainchild of city fathers and economic developers seeking to turn the bitter results of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) process into jobs and economic development opportunities.
As the result of innovative partnership between Ogden City and the Boyer Company, BDO has undergone a $65 million infrastructure transformation. Upgrades have been made to roads, telecommunications, parking, water, sewer, buildings and the electrical grid. In addition to the infrastructure, the Boyer Company has invested an additional $155 million in new construction, while BDO tenants have invested another $90 million into their facilities.
BDO features more than 9.5 million square feet of industrial and office space, including over 2.9 million square feet added by The Boyer Company since 2000, and another 300 acres where the dirt could be turned tomorrow. The site is essentially shovel-ready, with water, sewer, power, rail access (available to 25% of the facility) and truck docks. Furthermore, BDO is located within one mile of I-15 and within an easy commute to the Ogden-Hinckley Airport and Salt Lake International Airport.
Over 115 businesses are currently located at BDO, with over 4,500 employees on site.