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Governor Cox Visits BD

June 6, 2024

SANDY, UTAH, June 6, 2024—Today Governor Spencer Cox visited BD’s Sandy campus to meet with company executives and participate in a town hall meeting with BD employees. Cox’s visit began by listening to a brief presentation about BD’s local and global impact to both patients and the Utah economy by Jeff Stevens, BD’s vice president/general manager peripheral catheter, and other members of BD’s team. The governor listened intently as Stevens described the +$120 million the company pages in wages to Utah employees year and the more than 1 million units are manufactured at the plant each day.

The governor then listened to several presentations by BD employees demonstrating several of the products manufactured at the Sandy campus, including how they are manufactured. Some of these products included BD’s ports, catheters and more.

The visit concluded with a brief town hall meeting, including over 100 of BD’s Utah employees, in which Cox discussed issues ranging from the impact of Utah’s citizens on the quality of life in the state, the growth of the life sciences industry and Utah, and the impact of major national and global sporting events and sports franchises will have no the state, among others. The town hall concluded with the governor encouraging BD employees to keep doing what they are doing and thanking them for their important contributions to both the economy and the lives of patients.

This is second time in as many weeks that the governor has taken the time to meet with Utah-based life sciences companies. Cox visited ARUP, Stryker and Teva Pharmaceutical on May 30.

“Governor Cox has been a tremendous champion for the life sciences industry here in Utah with initiatives like the One Utah Health Collaborative,” said Stevens. “His visit today demonstrates his continued support for finding workable solutions to the unique challenges in healthcare. We were excited to share how BD is working to provide innovative solutions to some of healthcare’s biggest needs – both here locally as well as globally.”

BioUtah expresses its great appreciation to Governor Cox for his support of the life sciences industry in Utah.