A California biomedical firm may move to Utah County within six months if everything goes as planned, the executive director of the Utah Valley Economic Development Association says.
Richard Bradford said two consultants in the biomedical industry spent a day in Utah County last week looking at possible sites. They toured six industrial parks in the valley."I imagine they wouldn't be out here wasting their time," he said. "It is a very real possibility that they will come to Utah County."
Bradford said that could mean at least 200 jobs for residents. The company manufactures medical instrumentation and computer interfaces for biomedical equipment.
He would not release the name of the company until more definite information about the deal is given in a couple of months.
The two consultants were in Utah County on their first visit to investigate business opportunities.
Bradford said Utah County would be an ideal spot for a biomedical firm because of the support the company could get from Brigham Young University. With 84 high-technology companies already in the area, an abundance of skilled labor and low operating costs, Utah County is an attractive site.