For Immediate Release
Mar. 19, 2012
Contact: Aimee Newton
The City of Taylorsville has hired Wayne Harper to manage certain economic development projects in the city. He starts today as the Assistant to the Mayor with an emphasis on business and economic development.
“When we realized that Wayne was available, we were excited to have someone of his caliber join our economic development team,” said Mayor Russ Wall. “We have a number of projects in progress and he will be a valuable asset to help carry them through.”
One of Harper’s first projects will be to manage the development of the 100-acre UDOT property in the south west portion of the city. “We need to make sure the UDOT site is developed properly now for the residents of Taylorsville and for the businesses who will be locating there in the future,” said Harper.
Taylorsville currently has four active redevelopment sites throughout the city and has actively been pursuing new business. Last year the city council approved a $10 million bond for economic development.
Harper was the Economic and Community Development Director for 11 years at West Jordan City. He has been the co-owner of two companies who specialized in commercial/residential real estate development and he most recently worked as the Director of Corporate Service for Merit Medical.
Harper said he’s excited about this new position. “Taylorsville has a great business community and we want to enhance what we have and get to work bringing new business in.”