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Biomerics LLC, a leading supplier of polymer solutions to the medical device and healthcare industries, will host an Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Event at its Salt Lake City facility on Friday, March 23, 2012.

After 45 days, the legislative session has come and gone and in its wake Utah businesses must decipher the most important points from the hundreds of bills passed, blocked, introduced and circled this year.

The World Trade Center Utah and the Governor?s Office of Economic Development, International Trade and Diplomacy (ITDO) will be leading a delegation of Utah businesses on a trade mission to South Korea, June 18-20, 2012

Renewable Energy in Utah

Mon, 12 Mar 2012

Renewable energy resources include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydroelectric resources.  The Office of Energy Development promotes energy information, program support, and funding for renewable energy initiatives in Utah.

Employment Law 102: How to Keep Your Business from Needing Employment Law 101 Location: 1385 S. State St. ? Room 157 A & B ? Salt Lake City, UT

Job Growth by County

Mon, 05 Mar 2012

Utah economist, Lecia Langston, charts out job growth in Utah counties and has created a tool to let you compare employment trends in Utah counties over the past five years.

The Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Utah (CAST-UT) will be hosting their fifth convention on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 West, 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

His Excellency Mohammed Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador to the U.S. for the Kingdom of Morocco enjoyed his first visit to Utah since his appointment in January 2012. Ambassador Bouhlal was a guest of Brigham Young University for the opening of the Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture Exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art.

Utah?s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for January 2012, as generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expanded by 2.6 percent compared against the employment level for January 2011. This is a 12-month increase of 30,300 jobs, and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,207,400.

USTAR?s technology outreach teamis taskedwith helping expand the USTAR?s impact beyond the Universities. The Eastern Utah region collaborates closely with Utah State University?s Vernal Campus and has a regional office in Vernal.

Get the latest perspectives on Utah's economy with Trendlines, a publication of the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

On Feb. 16, under the watchful eyes of the ?Science & Technology? sculpture in the Utah Capitol Rotunda, USTAR researchers and USTAR-supported entrepreneurs held a Science Fair.

At a meeting at the State Capitol on Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Bell shared his appreciation of Chile?s business friendly policies with Ambassador Fermandois. Lt. Governor Bell also applauded the country for its strong economic growth over the past decades and reaffirmed Utah?s commitment to promote commerce, tourism and ever stronger diplomatic ties with Chile.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced a landmark $25 billion joint federal-state agreement today with the nation?s five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and fraud and unacceptable nationwide mortgage servicing practices

Unemployment drops to 4.2% in Uintah County as economic conditions continue to improve in eastern Utah.

USTAR at the Capitol

Tue, 14 Feb 2012

On Thursday, Feb. 16, USTAR researchers and client entrepreneurs will stage an exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda of some of the most exciting technologies emerging in Utah.

While there seems to be very little job growth in central Utah, gross taxable sales data suggest these economies are digging themselves out of the recessionary trench.

The Division of Wildlife Resources allows livestock owners to bid for grazing permits on certain DWR Wildlife and Waterfowl Management Areas. In selected areas, carefully planned grazing is a useful tool in managing wildlife habitat.

Preliminary unemployment rates are now available for each of Utah's counties. Although these rates will be revised next month as the figures go through the Bureau of Labor Statistics' "benchmarking" process, they provide a quick look at Utah's unemployment hot spots.

Utah companies participating in INDIASOFT 2012 can share the State of Utah booth to display catalogs and wares. Join us in Hyderabad and expand your business into India in 2012.

Last year, Utah said it would give $148 million worth of incentives to help companies expand, more than double the amount allocated in 2010, as the state tries to spur employment.

In all, 2.1 billion viewers in 160 countries and territories amassed 13.1 billion viewer hours of Olympic coverage. The estimated value of print media exposure value during the Games tallied $22.9 million.

Looking to persuade someone to move to Utah to work for your business? Looking to convince the folks at headquarters to move more operations to Utah? Put this fun and fast-paced video into the mix!

Scheduled for February 16th at the Dixie Business Alliance in St. George.

Franz Kolb of the Governor's Office of Economic Development and Lew Kramer of World Trade Center Utah pull in a team of experts to provide a great opportunity to learn about international networking.

Check out how Governor Herbert plans to accelerate private sector job creation of 100,000 jobs in 1000 days at this new website:

Between Wednesday, February 29, and Friday, March 2, 2012 the DWS American Fork Employment Center will be closing and the NEW Lehi Employment Center will be opening.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services has just released county-level unemployment rate estimates for December. Most counties are following the statewide trend of declining joblessness.

See how the economy is doing with Department of Workforce Economic Snapshots. These summaries are updated periodically and compare how local areas are doing in relation to the state and the nation.

Taking place in Park City, Utah, the conference will cover topics that promise to make electric travel more flexible and convenient.

New job counts for the third quarter of 2011 show the five counties in the central Utah area (Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne) lagging behind the state's economic recovery.

For those companies considering participation in the upcoming Mountain States Vietnam Trade Mission, sponsored by Zions Bank, World Trade Center Utah, Governor?s Office of Economic Development and the U.S. Commercial Service ? a wise decision would be to utilize the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key Services while on the trade mission.

In 2011 each company?s Award data was quantified into an Index Score from 0-100. Based on the overall Index Scores, the top 20 companies are honored with the Utah Work/Life Award?- Utah?s Best Places to Work?.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert was interviewed by CNBC TV on the success of Utah's economy and its ability to create new jobs.

Utah 2012 Economic Outlook

Fri, 13 Jan 2012

The 2012 Economic Outlook is the second publication in what is an annual companion piece to the Economic Report to the Governor series, which is now published in the fall.

The First Annual Utah Governor?s Energy Development Summit will provide an open forum for industry, academia and government officials to discuss Governor Gary R. Herbert?s 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan.

Governor Gary R. Herbert and State Science Advisor Dr. Tami Goetz, along with the State Advisory Council on Science and Technology, have announced the winners of the Governor?s Science Medals for 2011.

The ribbon cutting event for the opening of the Business Resource Center on the campus of Utah Valley University.

The Utah business community will have the unique opportunity to host the Executive Director of the World Bank, Honorable Ian Solomon, on January 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the Salt Lake Chamber. Director Solomon will discuss global business opportunities in products services and consulting with the business in the morning session.

The Washington County Economic Summit, also known statewide as ?What?s Up Down South? is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Dixie Center in St. George. Summit planners say this year?s theme ? ?Shifting Dixie?s Economic Paradigm? ? will explore opportunities for the current southern Utah business landscape.

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