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The Land Use Academy of Utah (LUAU) was funded by the Utah State Legislature and created by a consortium of public and private sectors to provide uniform professional education to the state?s civic leaders and the general public.

Outdoor enthusiast and Utah native Tom Adams brings firsthand experience and strong business acumen to GOED

The Summit is designed to enhance Utah business in the local, national and global marketplace by providing in-depth analysis on economic development, policy and growth as a path for executives to lead their companies to exponential growth.

It's snowing this time of year along the Wasatch Front, a patch of connected cities spreading from Ogden to Provo, that some in Utah refer to as the "Silicon Slopes."

Utah has a vibrant business environment that is supported by a unique, thriving social culture. Silicon Stories is your source for anything and everything related to relocating to Utah.

Utah Incentives Explained

Mon, 16 Nov 2015

Learn more EDTIF and why it's good for business, good for our state and good for your opportunities.

The study, "Enterprising States: States Innovate," uses 35 metrics measuring 'overall economic performance' to compare and rank states in pivotal policy areas for job growth and economic health.

The airport currently generates an estimated $1.1 billion in wages and income annually from an estimated 35,290 full-time jobs. Taking all spending into account, the airport contributes an estimated $1.9 billion annually to Utah?s GDP.

Women in Aviation International declared September 26, 2015 National Girls in Aviation Day, and Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued a supporting declaration for Utah.

MPO Summit 2015 in Park City

Tue, 15 Sep 2015

The MPO Summit-Utah, to be held at the Stein Eriksen Lodge-Deer Valley in Park City, will tap into the state?s innovative and growing medical device market.

Join Governor Herbert and Dr. Laura Nelson of the Utah Office of Energy Development at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal, along with other energy experts to discuss development in the Basin.

The second annual Utah Global Forum, held Wednesday at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, brought together more than 400 business and community leaders to exchange ideas

"Business friendliness has been a bedrock principle in Utah because of the natural inclination for entrepreneurship to be found among our residents," said Governor Gary R. Herbert.

Morgan County continued robust economic expansion in early 2015. Employment grew at a faster rate than any other county in northern Utah.

The Uintah Basin continued to add employment through the fourth quarter of 2014, growing by nearly 4 percent from 2013. Despite sustained growth throughout last year, economic conditions in the Uintah Basin turn downward in 2015.

Utah's nonfarm payroll employment for June 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,200 jobs to the economy as compared to June 2014. Utah's current employment level registers 1,387,800.

The forum, featuring Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, will focus on export opportunities in the Salt Lake metropolitan area, including a conversation about the region's global competitiveness.

There are more than 7 billion potential customers in the world, and 2.4 billion of them are online. How many of those customers are yours? How many could you reach today?

The Utah Film Commission announced that six film productions, including a new ABC television series "Blood & Oil," were approved for state incentives by the Governor's Office of Economic Development board of directors.

Trade missions open doors to new markets with international companies and foreign governments for Utah businesses. The Governor has a significant role in attracting foreign investment to our growing economy through trade and tourism

Utah Governor Gary Herbert, along with key officials from the Governor?s Office of Economic Development, attended the Paris Air Show, the last stop on Governor Herbert?s European trade mission.

"[Advanced industries employ] about 147,000 people, or 11 percent of the state total ? larger than the national share. And like Advanced Industries nationwide, Utahns in these industries are paid higher-than-Utah-average wages.

Participating businesses receive critical education on exploring market entry and also gain business-to-business matchmaking opportunities

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced nearly $1.7 billion to price cap carriers to expand and support broadband service in rural areas as part of Connect American Fund Phase II (CAF II).

Sundance Institute announced that its 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah in January, generated an overall economic impact of $83.4 million for the State of Utah

According to new data released this week, the Beehive State ranked first for total job growth at 4.0 percent and first for private sector job growth at 4.8 percent.

Because Utah is currently Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) free, travel requirements are only in place for livestock originating from an area that DOES have VS.

Today, the Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) launched a premier interactive economic development map, now available online at

?My schedule is booked from morning to night,? says the father of three. ?I?m meeting the coolest people, seeing the most amazing companies and going to fun meetings like the governor?s cabinet meeting.

Governor, treasurer announce $16 million in savings

The scorecard evaluated all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to the conduciveness of their legal, regulatory and overall business environment to encourage innovation during the preceding year.

Tech talent clustering is a growing driver of demand for office space in both large and small markets across the U.S., according to a new CBRE Research report

Depleted uranium is a product of the uranium enrichment process. While it is initially less radioactive than naturally occurring uranium, it becomes more radioactive over time, posing challenges for safe long-term disposal.

The Utah Array is the neural interface component that allows for the successful use and control of the prosthetic arm by the brain. This technology provides a solution to veterans who selflessly gave a limb for their country

The Governor?s Office of Economic Development announced the christening of the OOCL Utah. The Hong Kong-based international container shipping company opened their North American Integrated Management and Service Center in Utah in 2014.

The 2015 Summit will address regional, national and international energy issues, encouraging the participation of energy professionals from the Intermountain West and far beyond.

The Beehive State has recently stolen the national spotlight as an impressive innovation hub, and it's time once again to recognize the stars.

Several matching grants through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program have been reserved for the Japan Trade Mission to offset approved travel expenses for qualifying Utah small businesses

The most recent Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) brief, authored by Susan R. Madsen, professor of management at Utah Valley University provides the latest findings on women leaders? perceptions

The Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit will offer an outstanding venue for all those who enjoy Utah?s outdoor recreation lifestyle to share best practices, ideas and principles.

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