Welcome to the official website of the Magna Main Street Alliance. This group was established to engage business owners and community members who are interested in seeing rejuvenation, growth, and prosperity along Magna Main Street.
The purpose of this site is to create a space where group members and community stakeholders can quickly and easily access information related to Magna Main Street. On this site, you will find information on upcoming group meetings, various Main Street projects and proposals, resources for small businesses, and more. If you'd like to attend meetings or be involved in any way, please complete this contact form and you will be added to our email distribution list.
The Magna Main Street Alliance is funded and supported by the Salt Lake County Re-Development Agency but is intended to be an independent entity from Salt Lake County that serves the residents and businesses of the Magna Main Street area.
We hold meetings once per month to provide updates on initiatives, gather community input, and share ideas. Meetings typically last one hour, with the last half dedicated to open discussion. We welcome all members of the community; you do not need to be a business owner or political leader to attend. For our organization to be successful, we need local involvement. Please join us in our quest to make Magna Main Street a vibrant and thriving place.
To be notified of upcoming meetings and events, please complete this contact form.
General business advice
Whether you're looking to start a new business or grow an existing one, a business advisor can be a valuable asset to help you reach your goals. Check out the organizations below to learn more about how they can help you with your business needs.
The SBDC offers FREE business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of business topics. With nearly 1,000 centers nationwide, the SBDC is a robust network of business professionals who can give you real-world business advice.
The Suazo Business Center is a business resource committed to the development and empowerment of the Latino/Hispanic and other underserved communities. Suazo offers low-cost business advising and business educational services.
The Mill Entrepreneurship Center provides space, education, professional networking, and access to resources for individuals wanting to start a small business or grow an existing one.
The Women’s Business Center of Utah’s Northern Office serves business owners across the Northern half of the state. They offer free one-on-one business advising, free group trainings, and 24/7 access to webinars.
The Salt Lake Center of Opportunity Partnership (CO-OP) seeks to connect small businesses in Opportunity Communities with the resources they need to grow and thrive.
Licensing, permitting, and registration
At a minimum, you need a business license to legally operate a business, and the nature of your business may require you to get additional licenses or permits. The links below will connect you to some of the common governmental organizations you may for your business.
For all things related to business licensing and permitting, click here to see Salt Lake County's main Licensing and Permitting page, and click the link specific to your needs.
To access the MSD's Planning and Development Public Portal, click here to create an account on the Cityworks platform.
To register a new business, update or renew an existing business, or reinstate a business, click here to see the DCCC's main page.
Financing and taxes
The IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center has a wealth of information regarding small business and self-employment taxes, as well as information on starting and operating businesses and more.
The Utah State Tax Commission's Sales and Use Tax page offers comprehensive information on Utah sales tax.