Representative Ronda Menlove, Senator Orrin Hatch, and Marty Hiles at the 2010 Economic Development Summit

The Box Elder County Economic Development Alliance (BEEDA) is a collaborative public-private partnership that encourages positive economic development by interfacing business, entrepreneurial spirit, community economic development organizations, and government agencies. The Alliance was founded in 2010 by Utah State Representative Ronda Menlove and Marty Hiles seen here posing at the first Economic Development with U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch.

Mission of the Box Elder Economic Development Alliance (BEEDA)

  • To facilitate the creation of high-quality jobs, attract new capital investment, improve per-capita income, retrain and expand existing business within the county while ensuring healthy growth and a desirable quality of life.


The Alliance provides leadership and utilizes community resources needed to assist businesses, individuals and municipalities. The Alliance does not reinvent the wheel, but operates as an advisory roundtable in a collaborative partnership working with existing economic development entities.

Alliance Members and Partners include:

  • Economic development organizations
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • City, County, and State agencies and their respective elected officials
  • Business owners, managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs
  • Financial & Educational institutions

Box Elder 2020 Action Plan

  • BEEDA operates as an advisory round table steering committee to generate a vision, action plan, and momentum to ensure sustainable economic prosperity for the communities of Box Elder County by identifying and producing opportunities, ┬ástrategies, initiatives, roles, and responsibilities that will help industry and government work together to retain, attract, and grow business activity and quality jobs in Box Elder.

2020 Action Plan Initiatives

  1. Promote regional leadership and collaborative solutions to address Box Elder infrastructure challenges of workforce, transportation, housing, water and energy.
  2. Increase public awareness of complex issues affecting Box Elder and encourage participation of solutions.
  3. Provide business-to-business and business-to-government forums.
  4. Promote investment opportunities in Box Elder County to businesses in Utah, nationally and internationally.
  5. Establish support procedures and working relationship with the Box Elder Business Resource Center (BRC).
  6. Encourage and assist communities and municipalities in improving their overall infrastructure to attract businesses looking to locate in Box Elder County.
  7. Facilitate communication and coordination among cities, regulatory agencies, and related service providers.
  8. Identify, develop, and help implement strategies to capitalize on industry and regional strengths addressing business climate and infrastructure issues.