OGDEN, Utah — Bystanders shield their eyes from the swirling grit kicked up by the bright green and yellow helicopter. Its landing was captured by a news crew here to record the opening of new maintenance facility for Air Medical Resource Group, the country's third-largest provider of air medical services, and the latest firm to open shop in this city.
"We could see that they wanted us here and it made a difference to us," President Joseph Hunt said when asked why his company chose Ogden.
Wielding giant scissors and surrounded by seven members of Ogden's Chamber of Commerce, Hunt cuts a ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the facility. The seven are a subset of the chamber called the "Spikers," whose job it is to welcome industry — industry Ogden's been working hard to recruit for the last 16 years.