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The International Trade & Diplomacy Office at the Governor?s Office of Economic Development will lead a trade mission to South Korea and Taiwan on March 15-23.

EDCUtah recently sat down with Vicki Varela, Managing Director of Tourism, Film, and Global Branding for the state of Utah.

During the third annual Utah Global Forum, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the formation of an exploratory committee to drive the development of an inland port in Utah.

Utah's September 2016 employment grew by an estimated 2.9 percent, adding 39,800 jobs to the economy as compared to September 2015. Utah's current employment level registers 1,434,200.

The 2016 Broadband Tech Summit will be held on November 9th in Salt Lake City. The summit will take place at the Falls Event Center in Historic Trolley Square.

USTAR addresses risk capital gaps through a number of initiatives, including its competitive pre-seed TAP fund.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that the state's successful work-based learning model in which students train with industry leaders will be replicated into the life sciences field on Tuesday.

On Oct. 4-5, USTAR will hold its third annual research and commercialization workshop, Where Innovation Meets Economic Development, at the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building.

Gov. Herbert spok at the Toronto Global Forum this week. He discussed the central role of energy, infrastructure, and sustainable development in fueling Utah's vibrant economy and longstanding ties with Canada.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative are now accepting nominations for the 30th annual Governor?s Medal for Science and Technology Awards.

World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor?s Office of Economic Development, invites all Utah companies interested in growing their business in Canada to join Governor Gary R. Herbert on this trade mission.

"Our long traditions of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship have earned us a spotlight on the nation's economic map, and businesses have noticed," said Gov. Gary Herbert.

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation is accepting applications for the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant, formerly the Utah Waypoint Grant.

Utah's Own is a state-funded program designed to help you discover delicious local products in your own backyard. Together, if we spent just 10% more on local businesses could keep $1.4 billion in the state of Utah.

Please join us to learn about the reality of doing business in Cuba, some of the surprising synergies between Utah and Cuba, and how best to evaluate and prepare for current and potential future trade opportunities.

"Mexico holds significant opportunities for Utah's economic growth," said Harvey Scott, director of International Trade and Diplomacy for the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED).

Utah has been awarded the "Gold Shovel" for significant job creation, infrastructure improvement and for leading the nation in fostering a world-class business environment.

In one project, more than 225 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at Maple Ridge Elementary School have engaged in's plugged and unplugged curriculum, administered by volunteers from

Utah has led the way on numerous regional and national energy fronts and continues to advance dialogue and innovation at the fifth annual Governor?s Utah Energy Development Summit, May 24-25, 2016

France Trade Mission

Thu, 19 May 2016

World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and Team Côte D'Azur, invite all Utah companies interested in growing their business in France to join us on this trade mission.

With over 200 expected attendees, come network with fellow business owners/managers and economic drivers in the community.

1/4 of survey respondents felt that Utah's work ethic was the best quality of its labor force. 60% of the companies with an out-of-state presence said their Utah employees were more productive than their out-of-state counterparts.

The Foundation will align with the Utah STEM Action Center?s mission and goals to promote science, technology, engineering and math through best practices in education.

The Governor?s Office of Economic Development (GOED) led a trade mission to the Hannover Messe trade show in Hannover, Germany this week to help Utah businesses expand into European markets.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama invited Natalie Kaddas, CEO of Utah?s Kaddas Enterprises, to represent small business interests in international trade at a special event

The Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Salt Lake Community College Miller Business Resource Center present the Second Annual Utah Crowdfunding Conference

To explain the Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (EDTIF) program to a diverse set of stakeholders, GOED has published a brief animated presentation to highlight the program?s features.

World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah), in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, was delighted to welcome his Excellency Johan Verbeke, Ambassador of Belgium.

Utah is kicking off the month of March with the arrival of ambassadors and dignitaries from the Pacific Alliance, which includes the countries of Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.

Employers often rely on the people they know to help them find new employees, creating a ?hidden job market.? Networking involves creating win win situations with other people by being helped and helping others.

World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor?s Office of Economic Development invite all Utah companies interested in growing their business in Mexico to join us on this trade mission.

The conference will provide education, networking and collaboration opportunities to elevate and accelerate philanthropic impact investment among stakeholders and entrepreneurs.

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.

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