Ben Hart

Deputy Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Benjamin Hart is deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Hart helps develop the strategic direction of the office. In this role, he oversees corporate recruitment and incentives, the International Trade and Diplomacy Office, the State Trade Expansion Program and various other programs designed to help expand Utah’s economy.

Prior to his position at GOED, Hart served as the director of employer initiatives for the Department of Workforce Services. During his tenure at DWS, he oversaw the department’s business services portfolio of programs and helped develop programs such as the Small Business Bridge program, the UCAIR Clean Air Assist program and the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership.