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Our Mission

World Trade Center Utah leads Utah’s international business development and elevates Utah’s
global status to promote prosperity and build economic resilience.

  • Empower Utah businesses to expand international sales to increase revenue and create jobs.
  • Attract foreign investment and facilitate international partnerships to fuel innovation and business development.
  • Mobilize Team Utah’s international engagement to elevate Utah’s global status.

About WTC Utah

World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is a 501 (c)-6 non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 and became an official member of the World Trade Centers Association on April 21, 2007. As the statewide voice of international business, WTC Utah facilitates economic growth through increased exports and international awareness for Utah’s companies.

World Trade Center Utah is a licensed and certified member of the World Trade Centers Association. Headquartered in New York City, WTCA is comprised of a network of more than 300 World Trade Centers in 100 countries around the world focused on facilitating prosperity through trade and investment.

WTC Utah’s strategic partners include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Utah Technology Council, Utah Manufacturers Association, Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) and local economic development officers and agencies.

World Trade Center Utah is housed in the World Trade Center Building at City Creek, formally known as Eagle Gate Tower. The building was renamed in spring of 2012 to help increase the visibility of Utah’s role in the global marketplace and to promote the international presence of Utah businesses. The World Trade Center Building at City Creek is managed by Utah Property Management Associates (UPMA).

Why Go Global

World consumers that live outside the US: 95%
World economic growth outside the US: 92%
World purchasing power outside the US: 80%
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Utah companies that export
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Utah jobs supported by international business

Meet Our Team

Miles Hansen
Miles HansenPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Suzette Alles
Suzette AllesChief Operating Officer
(801) 717-0821
Julia Pappas
Julia PappasMarComm Director
(435) 650-3484
Meg Garfield
Meg GarfieldTrade Mission Manager
(801) 867-4700
Jim Porter
Jim PorterTrade Services Manager
(435) 512-1890
Nicole Sherwood
Nicole SherwoodGrants Manager and STEP Project Director
(801) 599-9185
Hannah Lowry
Hannah LowryEvents Manager
(706) 993-8728

Founding Members