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Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced today that Jonathan C. Stewart has been appointed as the new Director of Utah Division of Real Estate (DRE) to become effective August 22, 2011. T

Use Utah's online business entity search to obtain a Certificate of Existence, discover filed documents or review the management team of a Utah corporation.

In May 2011, Millard County boasted the second-lowest unemployment rate in the state--5.5 percent. In addition, its nonfarm job growth remained the envy of many neighboring counties--3.7 percent in March 2011.

The nanoUtah 2011 conference announced today a statewide contest to identify, celebrate and support entrepreneurial ideas that have the most potential as viable and exciting business opportunities. In a fast-paced conference session to be held in Salt Lake City October 13, an "Innovation Idol" will be crowned.

Salt Lake City was one of only two U.S. cities listed, along with Austin, Texas. Fortune cited the many start-ups emerging from the University of Utah, and a study indicating Salt Lake's workforce as the most productive in the nation.

Whether you are new to exporting or a seasoned global marketer, this is an excellent opportunity to expand your sales to Canada. Governor Gary Herbert will lead this Trade Mission to assist Utah businesses with exports to Canada, promote foreign direct investment opportunities and tourism and strengthen educational ties.

The National U.S. - Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) in cooperation with: - Governor's Office of Economic Development, State of Utah - Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, BYU - Salt Lake Chamber - Utah Technology Council - World Trade Center Utah present an Ambassadors Forum on Business Opportunities in the Arab World in a Time of Transition

Last week Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager met with Twenty-two Utah business leaders for a White House Business Council roundtable. The meeting was hosted by Zions Bank Corporation and USDA Rural Development.

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The highest-paid professions in Utah in 2010 were doctors, dentists, lawyers, and engineering managers. The lowest paid positions included hostesses, counter attendants, food preparation workers, dishwashers, and fast-food cooks.

The Federal Data Center being built for NSA using a Corps of Engineers design / build contract with BDB, A Joint Venture, will be managed and operated by NSA. The Governor?s Office of Economic Development and Procurement Technical Assistance Center have been asked by NSA to orient Economic Development and Small Business Outreach partners about a special training program called ?Pathway to Success.?

Over 180 government officials, business leaders and academics from China have registered so far to attend the first ever US-China Conference. This event will provide a unique opportunity for U.S. and Chinese professionals to meet and exchange ideas, explore opportunities to cooperate, make new connections, build business relationships, and discover new ways to work together.

USTAR and the World Trade Center Utah invite Utah individuals and companies to attend or exhibit at a conference called UKC 2011: "US-Korea Summit on Science and Technology of 40 Years."

Workshop on June 23, 2011. Topics include rewards and drawbacks of business ownership, business entry strategies, legal and regulatory compliance, business planning, choosing a form of business ownership, debt and equity financing, and sources of business assistance.

GOED-sponsored study shows U.S. industrial loan companies are "safe, sound and well-regulated," and could make a significant contribution to the nation's economic recovery if barriers to growth were removed.

Shifting populations across Utah are forcing city governments to cut employees and services as residents, and a greater share of sales tax revenues, leave mature communities and head to new developments. As communities mature and become more expensive, areas with new property developments are attracting growth, and along with that, a bigger share of the state's sales tax revenue.

?U.S. Export Adaptability at the State Level? by Ball State?s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) finds the top five are Nevada, West Virginia, Delaware, Utah and Indiana.

On May 18, vSpring Capital announced the 2011 class of the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs, also known as the v100. USTAR?s northern region Technology Outreach director Alex Lawrence was named to the list for the second year.

Ten Utah communities showed an increase in the share of homes being rented rather than owned, part of a national trend identified through a new USA Today analysis of census data.

Utah?s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for April 2011 expanded by 1.6 percent compared to April 2010. This is a 12-month increase of 18,900 jobs, and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,200,400. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, Utah?s other primary indicator of current labor market conditions also generated by BLS, registered 7.4 percent.

Even as it continues to achieve significant milestones at home, USTAR is becoming nationally recognized and finding that other states are using it as a model for their own programs to increase research and commercialization.

In a Capitol Gold Room ceremony, Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell joined legislative and business leaders from across the state for ceremonial signings of several key pieces of job growth and economic development legislation from the 2011 legislative session.

Goods and materials produced by firms in several states are in high demand as world trade markets continually evolve, says a new ranking of international exporting by Ball State University. "U.S. Export Adaptability at the State Level" by Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) finds the top five are Nevada, West Virginia, Delaware, Utah and Indiana.

The 2011 Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives and the Utah Technology Council, honor the modern-day pioneers who venture to change the future with their new ideas. Richard Nelson, UTC founder and CEO, says Utah continues to lead the way in innovation. ?Innovation is alive and well. We continue to get more applicants and the level of their accomplishment continues to seem to be more than the last year and in prior years. The number and quality is up.?

Utah Valley University?s Woodbury School of Business will bring together Chinese officials, international experts and the business community for a one-day conference developed to provide an educational and networking resource for those interested in conducting business in the Asian Pacific. The inaugural ?Doing Business with China? conference will take place on Thursday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center.

This event is essential for Utah companies currently doing business or who are planning on doing business in Europe. Participants will benefit from key industry presentations by Utah Cluster directors in the Aerospace, Energy, Life Sciences, Information Technology and Outdoor Products Recreation industries.

Utah experts in building energy efficiency, UBEES, gathered in Washington D.C. to accept the Energy Star Partner Award from the EPA. UBEES, a public/private partnership is working with business, schools, churches, utilities, and residents to reduce energy use in buildings in Utah.

University of Utah Health Care is the only academic health-care system in the Intermountain West, providing some of the world?s most specialized medical care to the people of Utah and five surrounding states.

Utah is on its way to generate energy and produce biofuels from algae grown in wastewater ponds. Kevin Shurtleff, the director of the Utah State Energy Dynamics Lab says that wastewater from coal-fired power plants or municipal sewage could serve as an excellent source of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, which algae require.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert says Utah businesses are already starting to see the benefits of his five-day trade mission to China, and he expects to see an economic impact of $50-60 million from the visit to one of the world?s economic powers. The governor recently returned from a including stops in Beijing and Shanghai. During his visit, the governor met with a member of the Chinese cabinet and signed an agreement with the mayor of the Jinshan district.

The Professional MBA program at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business has been recognized in U.S. News and World Report as one of the top part-time MBA programs in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranks the program as No. 23 among Public Universities, No. 1 in the state of Utah, and No. 45 overall - up 14 positions from No. 59 last year. 

No machetes needed for this jungle survey. Thanks to technology developed at Utah State University, Tridex Solutions, a Salt Lake City-based company in the geomatics market, has begun a comprehensive 3D survey of the west central African country of Gabon.

At a luncheon hosted by World Trade Center Utah, GOED and the Salt Lake Chamber, Ambassador Vieira said Utah has the highest number of Portuguese speakers in the U.S. and is an excellent source of future economic investment in Brazil.

The Utah Fund of Funds presents a 6 part entrepreneur training series on fund raising.

The Utah Medical Device and Bio Med Symposium will be May 12 at the Marriott City Centre.

Alex Lawrence, a serial entrepreneur, has been named vice provost for Innovation & Economic Development at Weber State University. In this role he will lead the Technology Outreach Center on campus that supports the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) technology economic development initiative.

Published quarterly by the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the latest issue provides valuable information on streamlining the way employers can do business with the state.

The Princeton Review recently placed Video Game studies at the University of Utah very high in its annual rankings. The U of U?s undergraduate program received the #2 spot behind the University of Southern California, while the Entertainment Arts and Engineering graduate program took the #6 spot nationwide.

What happened at Utah after it overhauled its strategy for bringing university inventions to market? Last year the University of Utah spun off the highest number of start-ups based on licensed university technology in the nation ? but that fact has already been talked to death.

At the recent Utah Consular Corps meeting, the Honorable Gary Neeleman, Brazilian Honorary Consul for Utah, was installed as the new president of this prestigious group by the current Past President, the Honorable Bjorn Ablad, Swedish Honorary Consul for Utah.

Mr. Suresh Kumar, Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service visited Utah to speak on the President?s National Export Initiative. While in Utah, Mr. Kumar saw firsthand what Utah is doing to successfully foster the nexus of innovation, education, and commercialization, which the Administration considers critically important to creating globally competitive and sustainable job growth, thereby, ?winning the future? for the U.S. economy.

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