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The Utah State Energy Program (USEP) is making a little more than $8.5 million of the EECBG money available to local governments for energy efficiency retrofits and on-site renewable energy systems for municipal-owned buildings, as well as for energy efficient traffic and street lighting.

Latest disciplinary actions taken by DOPL.

The Utah State Energy Program (USEP) has announced the recipients of grants using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The grants were awarded in two different categories

Mexico provides great opportunities for Utah Businesses.  This seminar will educate Utah companies on how to best approach the Mexican market given the current economic situation.

The Leonardo and USTAR will host their first Leonardo After Hours event titled "Cashing in on Green (Energy" The event will run Dec. 8th from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Olive Bistro, 50 West 200 South, SLC.

USTAR 2009 Research Recap

Wed, 18 Nov 2009

From 2008 to 2009 the University of Utah experienced 16 percent growth overall in research awards ($306 million to $355 million), an impressive performance in a very tough economy for funding. Perhaps even more impressive is that USTAR faculty accounted for 27 percent of this growth, or $13.3 million in awards in FY2009.

Friday October 30, World Trade Center Utah, Salt Lake Chamber and GOED hosted His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo Ambassador to the United States for Spain. The Ambassador met with Utah business leaders including Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, Executive Director of the GOED Mr. Spencer P. Eccles, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Chamber Mr. Jake Boyer, President of the World Trade Center Utah Mr. Lew Cramer, and representatives from local universities.

Last Tuesday, the BioInnovations Gateway (BiG) facility was launched as an incubator "for emerging biotech and medical device companies, a high-tech training facility for the next generation of bio-innovators, and a contract research resource for Utah's life- science industry." What makes BiG unique is that it provides the platform for bringing together the state's USTAR program for scientific innovation and actually preparing students for jobs to be created.

Twenty-three companies were launched from new technologies developed at the university within the last year. The companies not only move research forward through the licensing royalty revenue they bring in, but they provide jobs for the people of Utah and help to strengthen the economy of the state.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Friday that Utah does well in starting high tech companies that are key to the state's economic future but has trouble keeping them going and growing them fast enough.

At Salt Lake City's Grand America Hotel to address the Utah Technology Council's Hall of Fame dinner, the head of perhaps the world's leading technology company said there are things the state should do to help start and nurture high tech businesses.

This Industry Day will present information about the upcoming Utah Data Center program and the anticipated acquisition strategy at Camp Williams, Utah.

To acknowledge the Utah Technology Council (UTC's) 11th annual Hall of Fame celebration this Friday, October 23, 2009 Governor Gary R. Herbert declared the week of October 18-24, 2009 Technology Hall of Fame Week in Utah..

A new publication is now available for career planning, or just finding a job –the new Career Guide, from the Department of Workforce Services. The publication is packed with helpful advice on how to assess skills, personality and interests. This publication is for anyone who has finished high school no matter what age or training level.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that most workers will change occupations several times during their work lives. Yes, you will probably move on to bigger and better things. You might decide you hate your current occupation and want to do something else. Or, you might lose a job through no fault of your own during a recession. Remember that saying “constant change is the only constant?” In the labor market, change is inevitable.

Unemployment is rising in northern Utah.  Get the latest data for northern Utah in this report.

The Business Development Board of The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) met last week to expand an incentive offer made previously to Goldman Sachs. The increased incentive is based on the company’s decision to nearly double the number of jobs it is considering adding to an existing regional office based in Salt Lake City.

Subjects focused on topics designed to assist Utah Small Businesses expand marketing to include Government Contracts (Federal / State / Local Government) Register at: http://registerat.com/reg/ptac2009/

USTAR is adding to its array of social media tools with the launch of a blog and new media site, innovationutahblog.com. Director Ted McAleer says, "There will be depth and variety to what we’ll highlight at this new site."

In an increasingly globalizing world, how can business people strengthen their international networks? Register now for this workshop scheduled for September 9th.

Thanks to advancements in USTAR funding at Utah State University, emergency responders will make better decisions in natural disasters, doctors will more quickly diagnose diseases in farm animals before they spread, and “green” planners will reduce kilowatts of electricity inefficiently spent to light, heat and maintain Utah’s commercial buildings.

Clean Utah! seeks to reward those who are willing to go beyond what is required by rule or statute to prevent or reduce pollution.

The first-stage rocket motor that US space agency (Nasa) hopes will launch astronauts in future undergoes its first full-scale test on Thursday. The static firing will take place at a facility owned by manufacturer Alliant Techsystems Inc (ATK) in Utah.

The Utah Labor Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Division announces THE 2009 MATERIAL HANDLING INSPECTION EMPHASIS INITIATIVE named "Big M Phase I", at retail and wholesale establishments beginning September 1, 2009. This initiative for material handling safety is designed to help identify and eliminate hazards associated with the major causes of fatalities, accidents, and injuries in that sector of the Utah industry, caused by crushing and caught in between incidents.

“It is natural in tough economic times, for individuals and companies to look for the most secure and stable environment
in which to invest their time, effort, and financial resources. Companies looking for just such a location can find it along the Wasatch Front and throughout the State of Utah.”

-Jason Perry, Governor's Office of Economic Development

USTAR has a new blog where you can get recent reports on innovation news.  While you're there, you can also visit other social media sources for innovation Utah, including Twitter and Facebook!

The Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Utah colleges and universities around the state, with funding in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that Deanna D. Sabey has been appointed as the new Director of Utah Division of Real Estate (DRE) to become effective on August 25, 2009.

This webcast on July 30th by the Governor's Office for Economic Development presents information on grant and loan opportunities as well as other types of stimulus funding programs available in Utah.

The State of Utah is building and maintaining facilities throughout the state.  See the latest construction project list.

The Utah State Energy Program (Utah SEP) has issued a Request for Grant Applications for an Energy Efficiency Education and Consultation for Industry program. Interested applicants should outline their plan for developing and providing a program to deliver the training and tools necessary for Utah's industry sector to implement energy-saving practices.

Utah's Business Renewal service allows all Utah business entities to Renew, Update, or Reinstate.

An employer workshop on Utah's new immigration laws will be held on July 28th in Salt Lake City.  Learn how your business might be impacted.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) opened the first four miles of a new four-lane divided highway running along the Utah/Arizona border Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The four-mile stretch of highway designated as state Route 7 and also known as the Southern Parkway begins at Exit 2, Utah’s southernmost interchange, extending eastward toward St. George City’s River Road, which serves as the connector to the city’s Fort Pierce Industrial Park. 

Due to the recent increase in crude oil prices and concerns over diminishing conventional reserves, the Utah Geological Survey has reexamined the Uinta Basin’s oil shale resource, primarily in the Mahogany zone of the Green River Formation.

That Utah ranks as one of the most business-friendly states in the nation is significant, especially at a time when business relocations and expansion have dropped off dramatically since the recession began in 2007, according to a Chicago-based consultant.

Pilot imaging projects at the University of Utah (U of U) may move us closer to a world where the blind can see using artificial vision, where architectural design enhances contemplation, and where the brain changes associated with autism, bipolar disorder, and cerebral palsy are understood.

Strong job growth in the Basin is driven by oil and gas, but unemployment continues to climb.

Utah and Japan Now Linked Daily by Air New non-stop will begin a closer economic relationship Salt Lake City - Japan is the world’s second largest economy with a gross domestic product of $4.9 trillion according to the International Monetary Fund. In 2008, Japan was Utah’s fourth largest export destination in Asia and seventh largest overall export destination with $376 million in product shipped.

In the new building, named after Utah’s great innovator James L. Sorenson, there will be a confluence of research spaces, common-use labs, and supporting facilities, including
nanofabrication facility, vivarium, imaging, and brain science facilities. The 200,000-square-foot building targets Gold LEED certification and will support 25 new senior faculty researchers, plus teams of new junior faculty, scientists, and engineers.

State of Utah Continues to Attract Companies that are Growing Governor’s Office of Economic Development offers incentives to two leading companies Salt Lake City – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board has offered post performance incentives to Verisys Corporation and eBay Inc., both leaders in the information technology economic cluster on which the State is concentrating.

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