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Utah-Europe Days 2013

Thu, 28 Feb 2013

Please save the date for Utah-Europe Days 2013: May 8-9 in Salt Lake City.

Only 242 of the nation’s metropolitan areas experienced a 2011 gain in GDP. However, all of Utah’s metro area’s showed increases equal to or greater than the U.S. metro average.

Experts from the Department of Workforce Services will explain the UI system and give tips and strategies to better manage your UI responsibilities and reduce your UI costs! Locations in Roosevelt and Uintah County.

Farmers market managers and food vendors, including farmers, are invited to attend a two hour meeting and training session designed to help them stay in compliance with state and local food safety regulations, better ensure safe food for their customers, and help them promote their products and services.

Now in its 8th year, the Intermountain ACG Capital Connection® & DealSource is the only conference that connects private equity groups with middle market businesses and the intermediaries who work with them across the Intermountain West. This year's conference will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced today that Harvey Scott has been appointed as the director of the International Trade and Diplomacy Office within GOED. Mr. Scott has served as the ITDO regional director of the Americas since June 2012.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced that the Office of Property Rights Ombudsman(OPRO) has launched a new website aimed at helping the public access information.

Last week, Franz Kolb, Director – Middle East, from the International Trade and Diplomacy Office of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as well as several Utah companies, attended and exhibited at the annual Arab Health trade show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Now is the time to learn proven techniques to grow your business. Startup Weekend NEXT is an intensive, in-person, mentor-driven course meant to assist startups in the beginning stages of development.

The Bear River region slipped in jobs at all levels of business size in the aftermath of the Great Recession. A look at firm size of industries reveals the dynamics of the recession’s overall impact on businesses of different size.

Technology Venture Development and the Technology Commercialization Office at the University of Utah host this innovative roundtable conference to share best practices among a small group of universities and companies to take university technologies to market.

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.

Utah exports to India have increased 47% over the past five years

Imagine body armor stronger than Kevlar and more flexible than nylon;artificial tendons that speed the healing process following injury; stronger parachute cords and climbing ropes; lighter athletic clothing; and betterairbags and stronger tires for your car. That’s only a small list of the vast array of products that could be conceived using spider silk.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services in partnership with San Juan County Economic Development is sponsoring a job fair in Blanding on February 19, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. It will be held at the Blanding Arts and Events Center located at 715 West 200 South, Blanding.

A high-level delegation of 17 government and business leaders from the State of Utah traveled to Las Vegas this year to meet with High Tech Road Show delegates. 

Although Millard County seems to have shaken off most of the construction losses related to the wrap-up of a 2011 construction project, many of its remaining industries continue suffer a job drain according to recently released nonfarm job figures. In addition, the only current economic indicator moving in the “right” direction is the unemployment rate.

Utah’s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for December 2012, as generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expanded by 2.9 percent compared against the employment level for December 2011. This is a 12-month increase of 35,800 jobs and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,270,400.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, USTAR, the Leonardo and the Canadian Consulate in Denver are co-hosting an event aimed to spur discussion in the digital media community. Two Utah-based and two Canadian companies will participate in a panel discussion of transmedia to be held at the Leonardo on Friday, January 18th.

“Asian Political Involvement and Striving for Their Rights” will be the topic of the keynote speaker, Weber State University Professor Huiying Wei-Arthus, at the upcoming Sixth Annual Convention of the Chinese Association for Science & Technology in Utah (CAST-UT) on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

The 2013 Governor’s Energy Development Summit: Advancing our Energy Future, will explore many issues in the field of energy. The summit will discuss the expansion, evolution, and influence of energy and facilitate discussion of Utah’s unique energy resources and related development.

Utah’s exports to Europe more than doubled over the last five years with an increase of 29% in 2011

Governor Gary R. Herbert along with the State Science Advisor and the State Advisory Council on Science and Technology announced today the 2012 winners of the Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology.

Employment losses had accumulated through 2010, followed by a middling Utah employment expansion beginning in 2011. In 2012 it rose above mediocre, as employment gains moved above 3.0 percent.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that effective immediately Thomas A. Brady has been selected as the new Deputy Director of the Utah Department of Commerce.

Under the Sheep Wash proposal, Gasco Production Company would create new surface disturbance of only three acres while drilling one new well. Additional information about the proposed project is included in the EA, which is now available for public review and comment.

Last week EDCUtah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development, announced three major project wins that will add 819 new jobs – many of them high-tech – to Utah's economy.

GOED is working with the U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce to invite you to a special evening event in Las Vegas on January 8 or 9, 2013, for Utah IT and software companies. This event takes place during the Consumer Electronics Show, but is not affiliated with CES.

Green Makes Business $ense

Wed, 19 Dec 2012

Businesses, such as Intermountain Healthcare (IHC), who use raw materials, energy, water, and other natural resources more efficiently are realizing significant money savings and reduced regulatory obligations. DEQ's BizHelp program can show you how.

While many associate the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative with recently dedicated buildings on university campuses and world-class researchers, USTAR also has reach throughout the state with its Go-To-Market grant program. The grants focus on bringing innovative new technologies to market in partnership with Utah’s public universities and colleges.

Utah’s Information Technology and Software industry is thriving, and with the assistance of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development incentive program, Instructure, Inc., announced today that it will expand in Utah.

A pair of reports released Thursday underscore the threats to winter tourist economies in states like Utah because of climate change. And one of the reports notes that 2012 was the most extreme weather year on record and on pace to be hottest in U.S. history.

Only half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 years held jobs in 2011, the lowest employment rate in this age group since World War II.

On December 14, the Leonardo in Salt Lake City and the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) will host a Leonardo After Hours event, Rise of the Drones: The questions and possibilities.

The Utah Digital Media Cluster Acceleration Partnership Strategy defines a specific course of action to sustain and grow this vital industry cluster in the state of Utah.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services and Ogden/Weber Technology College will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Ogden/Weber Technology College, 200 North Washington Blvd. in Ogden, Utah from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

This information provides basic compliance guidance on the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. It is not intended to be a substitute for these regulations.

Utah is full of creative people. After all, the first artificial heart was developed here, and Utah born Philo Farnsworth invented the TV. But for many inventors it's difficult to find money to create or test prototypes, says Ted McAleer. Check out this story about USTAR and innovation on KCPW.

Utah homeowners have received $152,992,578 in mortgage loan relief so far under the national mortgage settlement. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff made the announcement today after the progress report came out from the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor that shows 2,491 Utah borrowers received relief during the past seven months.

Smart people are thinking up innovative technology-based concepts every day. That’s the easy part. Securing funding to develop an idea is where it gets hard. Luckily for Utah small businesses, there’s help to make your idea more competitive.

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