Ridge overlooking St. George poised to become mini-mecca of tech companies

Dixie's PrinterLogic leading charge up 'Tech Ridge'

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  • UtahEngineer Sandy, UT
    Feb. 21, 2018 4:48 p.m.

    Question...

    Wasn't that mesa the site of a gondola built by a private developer, but hated by their planning commission?

    If so, is that unique form of transportation still there? That would certainly be a great drawing card for techies.

  • LavanderRose La Verkin, UT
    Feb. 21, 2018 8:52 a.m.

    St. George is already in a serious position relative to water supply. It is absurd to think it can support further development that will further strain the extremely limited water resources. Silicon Valley supports bedroom communities around the Bay area and extending to Santa Cruz. Silicon Valley is also near the rich multicultural resources of San Francisco. Not to mention the California Coast, Redwoods, and the mountains. Big difference is how extremely expensive things are in these areas of California. I see the open spaces in St. George as a resource in and of itself to be valued and cared for, not unconsciously developed for greed and profit.

  • JLindow St George, UT
    Feb. 20, 2018 1:01 p.m.

    The Wasatch Front has the business advantages of economies of scale and lower housing costs, but St George is a much nicer place to live.

  • Guido Pescatore Layton, UT
    Feb. 20, 2018 12:38 p.m.

    I am glad for the growth I suppose, but with the water shortages, how will they sustain the new people they bring in to do the work?

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 20, 2018 12:25 p.m.

    I actually think this is going to be a new trend going forward. Graduates in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and other related tech fields are gravitating to places where they can safely raise a family. Silicon Valley is not a family friendly place but St George certainly is. When you have your degree you can go anywhere and I suspect with the cultural rot in the big cities the smaller communities like St George will draw alot of developers. St George has all the red rock fun in Zion as well as the mild winters. It's only an hour half from Vegas so it is perfect for families. This LDS community is a place where people want to live - they feel safe for themselves and their kids.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Feb. 20, 2018 8:38 a.m.

    Good for St. George to have made this investment in its future. The beautiful thing about tech is it can be from anywhere... not easy from St. George.... but not crazy either.

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Feb. 20, 2018 8:31 a.m.

    I wonder if it will add to the beauty of St. George in the way that all of the other commerce has done? (Said nobody---ever.)

  • Soozie Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 20, 2018 8:03 a.m.

    Oh dang...where will we do the crit for the Huntsman World Games? It was the PERFECT venue.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Feb. 20, 2018 7:28 a.m.

    Well it is good to see that Ryan Wedig have made something of himself. Nice job. When I knew him as a teen in Federal Way, WA I knew that he was a remarkable young man.

    Ryan, I wish you all the success in the world.