New Business Building Opens at Southern Utah University

CEDAR CITY, Utah (August 27, 2018) – The ribbon was cut today for the new Layton-built Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business building at Southern Utah University.

Layton Construction completed the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Salt Lake City in July of 2018. Just like Amazon and Utah, Layton has seen explosive growth in the past several years.

Layton Construction recently completed the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business building at Southern Utah University. The building is 42,000 square feet and consists of 15 classrooms, 38 offices, study spaces, an investment learning lab, an entrepreneurship lab, and an incubator space.

The building is 42,000 square feet and consists of 15 classrooms, 38 offices, study spaces, an investment learning lab, an entrepreneurship lab, and an incubator space. The design purpose is to allow for efficient education for future business leaders, and to do so with a sound ethical base as well as with solid and dynamic knowledge and experience.

One of the business building’s innovative spaces will be the new Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Center for Entrepreneurship. The center, designed to foster creativity, collaboration, and innovation, will be a place for all students interested in starting their own company and learning to think like entrepreneurs.

“This is the first academic building, that I’m aware of, amongst all the regional universities in Utah that was funded primarily by donors,” said Scott L Wyatt SUU President. “Our community has really come together to make this happen. We are grateful for donor support along with the Legislature’s approval of the building.”

Momentum for the new building started in 2015, when SUU received $7.5 million from the Dixie and Anne Leavitt Foundation, the largest single gift in the school’s history. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in April 2017 and the project has been completed on time and ready for the 2018-19 academic year.

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