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Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA)

The Utah Manufacturers Association has been the “voice of industry” in Utah for 101 years. UMA has nearly 800 member companies. Its mission is to enhance the business climate in Utah through support of the Free Enterprise System and by governmental regulation of the industry. In Utah, the manufacturing sector is the backbone of the state’s economy generating 11 percent ($9.8 billion) of the gross domestic product and paying wages, at 127% of the average Utah wage, that rank second as the highest average annual wage. Manufacturing jobs employ 125,000 workers or 10.6% of the all state employment. The manufacturing sector thrives in Utah because of its low energy costs, highly educated workforce and strong state government support.