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University of Utah researchers developed a new concept in water treatment: an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove pollutants from mining, industrial and agricultural wastewater.

On Friday, Jan. 7, USTAR executive director Ted McAleer spoke at the ?Nevada 2.0? conference in Las Vegas. He joined economic development experts from Colorado, Texas and Arizona who spoke to an audience at the University of Nevada ? Las Vegas.

Presentations will be led by regional directors from the International Trade and Diplomacy Office Miguel Rovira, Franz Kolb, and Brett Heimburger. Space is limited and RSVP is required to Diana Franca at

Mr. Stratford will speak at UVU on January 11 at 10 a.m. in the Regan Theater. A free breakfast will be served prior to the event. The event is open to the public.

Congratulations, Utah innovators! Utah has culled another business accolade ? the #1 standing in patents per capita in the nation, according to the Kauffman Foundation.

Utah Valley University invites its faculty, staff, students and the community to learn more about how the global economy affects all individuals. Timothy Stratford, winner of the 2011 UVU Kirk Englehardt Excellence in Business Ethics Award, will speak on ?Building Trust in U.S.-China Economic Relations,? Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Ragan Theater in the Sorensen Student Center.

Green Makes Business $ense focuses on providing Utah companies with strategies to remain competitive while reducing waste, saving energy, and conserving natural resources.

The University of Utah overtook MIT to become America's No. 1 research institution when it comes to creating startup companies based on university technology, and it achieved the top ranking with a fraction of the research budget of other major universities.

The annual Governor's Utah Economic Summit will again set the foundation for the outlook and forecast for Utah in 2011 and beyond. Respected leaders from across the state will discuss the opportunities and threats to businesses across the state. The Utah economy is poised for renewed growth.

In 2010, 16,968 people throughout Utah received custom, state-of-the-art training through Custom Fit ? a dynamic partnership between the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) and local businesses.

The Davis Chamber of Commerce Women in Business presented a $13,301 check today to the Utah AMBER Alert Plan?the largest amount ever donated to the program. "This money will literally save lives," says Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. "We always ran this program on a shoestring. We have never asked for appropriations from the government.

More than 15 members of the Idaho Technology Council were hosted for two days of highly targeted meetings in Salt Lake City to develop understanding of best practices that have been developed or adopted in Utah that have helped make that state?s technology economic development one of the most impressive success stories in the U.S.

Governor Herbert's four point plan for the Utah economy has helped make the state a national leader. 

Two key objectives for Technology Venture Development are creating jobs in Utah and contributing to the vitality of the Utah economy by supporting the development of Utah companies.

In his presentation to a group of community leaders, he shared that he was pleasantly surprised about the numerous business and education connections between Utah and the Slovak Republic, and the genuine interest in his country from the Utah community.

What are the options for U.S. companies to get their products into Europe - where they want them, when they want them there and at the least cost? Join the Utah Technology Council and the Governor's Office of Economic Development, together with your Utah medical device, information technology and neutraceutical colleagues to "get the real skinny" on some tough issues that many of you may struggle with.

USTAR Medical Accelerator

Mon, 22 Nov 2010

The University of Utah has teamed up with USTAR to create a medical accelerator and software development center, with the hopes of creating new businesses for the state.

The first wind farm built by a Utah-based utility will some day provide power to an array of Utah communities--to as far south as Blanding and Enterprise to the northern reaches of the state in Cache County's Hyrum. Constructed by the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, the Horse Butte Wind Project will be located on more than 17,600 acres in Bonneville County, Idaho, near Idaho Falls.

The Box Elder County Business Resource Center is opening at the USU Brigham City Regional Campus. The Center will provide counseling to both those interested in starting a business, as well as those with questions about their current business. Counseling services will include help with problems such as accounting, marketing, research, business plans, budgeting, management operations, and access to capital.

Individuals and companies are required to license in Utah if they do securities business in the state. Ensuring your securities professional is licensed is a critical step to protecting yourself and your investments.

The Centers of Excellence Program is a state-funded grant program developed by the Utah Legislature in 1986 to accelerate the commercialization of promising technologies that have strategic value for Utah. The end goal of the COE Program is to help drive economic development and job creation.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office in Utah has received funding and direction to implement a pilot initiative to help agricultural producers in Utah comply with revised regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intended to prevent and mitigate fuel and oil spills on their operations.

The mountain paradise of Park City, Utah - best known for its sensational skiing and annual Sundance Film Festival - is quickly becoming a shining example of environmental sustainability.

Defining itself against the liberal left coast is an act of jujitsu. Utah?s biggest potential liability?its conservative, religious populus?becomes an indisputable strength. Utah?s people are, indeed, an employer?s dream. They are healthy, hard workers (pouring in 48 hours a week on average), and exceedingly stable, with the highest birthrates in the nation.

Utah's Business Search lets you obtain a certificate of existence, search through filed documents, or even view the management teams of Utah businesses.

Utah businesses have international contract opportunities for the taking, says Lew Cramer, president & CEO of World Trade Center Utah. His organization will host an Internet conference with World Bank Senior Commercial Officer David Fulton, Nov. 10, 2010, to explain the process to local businesses.

More than 200 people attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Oct. 7, celebrating the completion of the new USTAR BioInnovations Building at Utah State University

The End to Net Job Losses

Wed, 03 Nov 2010

Projections on the Utah economy by economist Mark Knold.

University of Utah (U of U) medical researchers have uncovered a wiring diagram that shows how the brain pays attention to visual, cognitive, sensory, and motor cues. The research provides a critical foundation for the study of abnormalities in attention that can be seen in many brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit disorder. The study appears Nov. 1, 2010, online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Watch this video where Governor Herbert discusses Utah's recent economic successes with Bloomberg TV hosts.

As part of the announcement, Governor Herbert noted that "Derek [Miller] is a key player on the State's economic development team, which is working daily to distinguish Utah as an economic leader in the nation. His continued leadership at the Governor's Office of Economic Development will help the office accomplish its primary mission of economic expansion and job creation for the benefit of all Utahns."

MultiLing Corporation and the World Trade Center Utah invite you to the Global Commerce Roundtable 2010 ?Issues Influencing the Expansion and Global Success of International Companies,? on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

An economic analysis of the effects of using oil sands in asphalt pavement predicts an overall favorable economic result for private industry as well as for local and state governments. After five years of operation, the report projects that Uintah County could save nearly $45,000 per lane mile of pavement each subsequent year.

During October 21-23, St. George members of SEED Dixie/USTAR hosted a ?Code Camp? to encourage computer technology in the community. The three day intensive camp/conference allowed business members and college students to network their ideas for Information Technology.

Utah's economy has expanded 3.5% annually over the past five years, faster than any other state except North Dakota. This is three-and-a-half times faster than the U.S. as a whole. Total employment in the U.S. has shrunk over the past five years, but in Utah it increased 1.5% annually, fourth-best in the nation.

Invented in Utah 2010

Tue, 12 Oct 2010

The final judging event for Invented in Utah 2010 will be held on Thursday, October 14th at Noahs in South Jordan.  UVEF members in attendance will get to vote electronically to determine the winners.

Software company Adobe Systems will locate a new technology campus at Lehi City, Utah?s Traverse Mountain. The campus will measure 230,000 square feet and create approximately 1,000 new jobs in the next 20 years. Adobe already employs 620 people in Utah.

Developing new technologies and products just got a lot easier for Utah technology companies. The University of Utah and the Utah Science and Technology Research Initiative (USTAR) have opened the doors to the Accelerator -- a new 10,000-square-foot facility that promises to give budding companies the support, space and equipment needed to develop and refine their technologies and products.

What's happening with wind, geothermal, solar, or even the energy efficiency business in Utah?  Come to the summit to find out and interact with other energy professionals!

Increased efficiency and improved opportunities to turn innovation into viable commercial successes is behind a major reorganization involving Utah State University?s research, commercialization and regional development activities. The new structure refocuses the university?s Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) efforts, as well as keep pace with expanding opportunities for commercial development and public/private partnerships, both in Logan and at the regional campuses.

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