Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Brigham City to announce plan to boost economy

After a punishing series of layoffs over the last few years in Box Elder County, the Brigham City mayor and other community leaders are scheduled to present new "landmark funding" to help boost the region’s economy.

Details will be unveiled in an announcement Tuesday made at the Brigham City Hall.

Nearly 35 percent of jobs in the county are in manufacturing, according to the city. But layoffs at space and defense contractor Alliant Techsystems, airbag parts manufacturer AutoLiv and others have led to a massive decline in jobs in the region. Salt Lake Tribune