Weber County Launches New Quarterly Program Aimed at Merging Opportunities for Existing Local Businesses and New Economic Development

Weber County’s Economic Development department recently created and launched an “Industry Innovation Tour” program and quarterly event.

Stephanie Russell, Economic Development Director for Weber County, created and successfully launched the program, stating, “We are working diligently in Weber County to encourage the expansion and recruitment of sustainable energy industries and advanced technologies. This event is the first of many planned endeavors to facilitate a public paradigm shift towards implementing sustainability practices and energy and water conservation in our communities.” Russell continued, “The objective of the Industry Innovation Tour program is to showcase some of the incredible existing innovative and technology-based companies in the County, and provide a behind-the-scenes experience for community stakeholders to discuss current industry topics and explore potential partnerships.”

Commissioner Gage Froerer praised the innovative efforts, stating, “We appreciate Stephanie’s vision to create this one-of-a-kind program and the enthusiastic willingness of the business community to participate.” Froerer continued, “Individuals will have the opportunity to learn from top executives about the showcased company’s community impact and innovative products.”

Karisa Stahle, Head of Human Resources with Qnergy, was the first event host. Qnergy is the worlds leading clean technology manufacturer of Stirling energy systems and is headquartered in Ogden, UT. “This program provides a great opportunity to showcase your business and access the resources that are already available within the community. It also benefits the community by hiring local, because we recognize that there are a lot of good, hard-working people in this area, and we want to do what we can to keep those good workers here to continue to benefit this community.”

Winner of the Energy Institute’s 2022 Environment Award for impact, commitment, and climate technology innovation, Qnergy delivers solutions that create a cleaner natural gas industry through effective methane abatement. Qnergy is pleased to participate in Weber County’s Industry Innovation program.

For more information about Weber County’s Industry Innovation Tours, contact Stephanie Russell at

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