UWV Community Wealth Building Strategies

The University of Utah plans to build a hospital and campus in West Valley City (WVC) and wants to ensure that its investment has a positive economic and social impact for the residents of West Valley, a majority minority city on the west side of Salt Lake County with meaningful economic disparities within the city as well. 

The Sorenson Impact Center team conducted research and engaged with community stakeholders to develop recommendations for strategies to build community wealth for the residents of WVC including placed-based investments and community ownership investment models, youth career pathways and workforce development, impact purchasing, financial inclusion, health equity and social capital.


The Partner

Office of the President, University of Utah

The Challenge

The Outcome

The Impact

Research Data Analysis Strategy Development Community Engagement Qualitative Research