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100,000 in 1,000 days

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

As the 1,000 days came to a close, the Governor announced that Utah businesses have added a total of 112,200 jobs, outpacing the Governor's goal by more than 10%.

Check out the new economic snapshot to see how Cache County is still adding jobs and businesses. 

At this September’s Utah Global Forum, Utah business owners will learn from top global business executives and get inspired to reach the 95 percent of customers outside of the nation’s borders.

Some tribal areas do have access to high broadband speeds. With the exception of the Goshute’s land in far western Utah, most tribal areas have good access to mobile broadband.

For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.

Utah Game Wars Begin

Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Utah Game Wars is sponsored by Grow Utah, Utah Valley University (UVU) Business Resource Center, Zions Bank, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) and the Digital Media UCAP project.

Recently the Utah Broadband Project along with Utah’s Association of Governments released regional broadband plans. These plans identify regional issues, priorities and goals related to broadband deployment and adoption.

CNBC scored all 50 states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves. Utah ranked #3 on the list.

The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative’s (USTAR) Genetic Discovery team hosted a weeklong hackathon for VAAST developers to expand the features and usability of the VAAST tool

The main focus of the trade mission centers on helping Utah companies find potential business partners in China. We will also be presenting to local investors on why Utah is the right place for strategic investment and collaboration

Moab on the Edge

Mon, 23 Jun 2014

On June 27, USU-Moab along with Moab City, the Department of Workforce Services, the Chamber of Commerce, and the local business community will host “Moab on the Edge” the 3rd annual Moab Area Business Enhancement Summit

Utah’s exceptional combination of business-friendly policies coupled with its energetic, educated and youthful workforce has created one of the nation’s most robust economies.

The Summer Utah Insights explored industrial diversity in Utah's economy. The analysis concluded that Utah has a very diverse economic base, or that distribution of employment is desirably spread out across various industries

After surveying more than 12,000 entrepreneurs, Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has identified Utah as the best place in the country for small businesses.

Most of these leases are on lands managed by SITLA on behalf of public schools, which means lease funds will be added to the Permanent School Fund and invested by the state treasurer.

Recently, students from Cyprus High School teamed up with two companies, nView and Stat Slate, that are utilizing BiG’s incubation space or consulting services to develop product prototypes

The Summit is an inspiring and insightful statewide initiative planned in conjunction with the outdoor industry, counties, communities, user groups, and state and federal land management agencies

Following a nation-wide search, the USTAR Governing Authority and Governor Gary R. Herbert have named Ivy V. Estabrooke, PhD. to be the new executive director for the Utah Science and Technology Research initiative

The development, known as University Place, will include 600,000 square feet of office, 1,100 housing units, 1.3 million square feet of retail, a two-acre civic plaza, a swim and tennis club, an outdoor music venue, and hotel.

When operating from a foreign trade zone, your company gains a distinct competitive advantage by receiving cost reductions in customs duties and fees

The 2014 Summit will address regional issues, encouraging the participation of energy professionals from throughout the Intermountain West.

The 2014 economic outlook ranking is a forward-looking measure of how each state can expect to perform economically based on 15 policy areas that have proven, over time, to be the best determinants of economic success.

Taken as a whole, the Utah economy is quite diverse, but when you dissect the Utah economy by individual counties, you instead find more industrially-concentrated economies.

World class business leaders will gather together to learn, network and share some meals during the 8th Annual Governor’s Economic Summit Conference, April 3, 2014 at the Grand America Hotel.

A “one-stop-shop” for information on transportation projects, programs, organizations and agencies for both policymakers and the public at large

Like most states, Utah faces some unique energy problems, but thanks to the new Utah Energy Research Triangle (UERT), several high priority issues will be addressed

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for December 2013 grew by an estimated 1.8 percent, adding 22,500 jobs to the economy as compared to December 2012. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,301,600.

Utah is expected to receive a modest increase in both on-going and one-time revenue to fund state programs, that’s according to the consensus revenue forecast released by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget

Utah Valley University's annual Business Update on China helps businesspeople from all over Utah learn about the latest business opportunities, practices, and investment opportunities in China.

According to a public opinion survey of 400 residents who live along the Wasatch Front and in Cache Valley, agriculture is important to the future of the State of Utah.

Partnership between the World Trade Center Utah, Zions Bank and the U.S. Commercial Service resulted in a successful Mountain States Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama that took place February 9-15, 2014.

Bend Labs, housed in the BioInnovations Gateway (BiG), is creating a wearable, flexible sensor for joint angle analysis. The BioInnovations Gateway (BiG) is an incubator for emerging biotech and medical device companies

This is a fantastic opportunity to build a strong foundation in communication, understanding, and cooperation between individuals, governments and cultures.

Wayne County Economic Update

Tue, 11 Feb 2014

With a full quarter of expanding jobs under its belt, Wayne County’s economy is beginning to show some signs of resurgence.

Results of a statewide poll indicate that 12 years after hosting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, 92 percent of Utahns believe the state benefitted from hosting the games

Heeding the Governor’s challenge to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, businesses in Utah have stepped up and are launching a more than $2 Million media campaign to increase interest in STEM education

Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business, joined KSL News Wednesday night to talk about the new MBA Online program recently announced by the school.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) are offering funds through the STEP program.

Occupational projections from the Department of Workforce Services estimate the Utah economy will add 307,850 jobs between 2010 and 2020, growing total employment at a 2.2 percent compound annual rate to 1.6 million jobs.

The overall incident rate in Utah for public and private sectors combined decreased to 3.5 in 2012, down from 3.7 in 2011. Incident rates represent the number of injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers.

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