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Tue, 24 Mar 2020

The Utah Leads Together economic response plan recognizes the value of facing uncertainty with a dynamic, data-informed, and unified plan. It gives structure and order, to what can otherwise be an unclear and difficult reality.

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and GOED officials meet with Utah employers to address coronavirus concerns.

Grewe joins a team housed within the Utah Governor?s Office of Outdoor Recreation that represents the governor in outdoor recreation matters

A recent grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes it possible for workers to live and prosper in Utah's rural communities.

More than 200 legislators and company representatives convened at the state capitol to discuss opportunities and challenges in the aerospace and defense, life science and tech industries for Future Focus: Targeted Industry Day on the Hill.

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute presented the 32nd Economic Report to the Governor to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the 2020 Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit, hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber, on January 17, 2020.

In her role with EDCUtah, Theresa Foxley works with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies to Utah.

Adding up to 2,250 jobs

World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development, is coordinating an official state trade mission led by Governor Gary R. Herbert to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Chief Economist Mark Knold shares his analysis of Utah's economy and labor market, looking back over the past year and past decade following the Great Recession.

At the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, the mission is to safeguard and improve Utah?s air, land and water through balanced regulations.

In addition to her leadership role at Commerce, Francine Giani has been a steadfast consumer advocate who actively participates in public outreach to educate Utah citizens about fraud.

The Diesel Tech Pathways program provides a path from high school and college into the diesel tech workforce.

As of February 1st, 2020 the process of going through USU Extension pesticide education and testing will come to an end.

When Utah-based companies need customized training services, there is a tried-and-true resource with a 30-year proven track record.

In 2018, these residential teen treatment facilities employed roughly 1,360 individuals or about 2% of Washington County?s total nonfarm employment.

After reviewing and incorporating over 330 public comments, the Utah Division of Water Resources has finalized the state?s newly created Regional Water Conservation Goals

At full development, the project will deliver 220,000 acre-feet of water per year to Utahns in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake and Weber counties.

This month's roundtable, hosted at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, welcomed more than 45 high-level Utah business executives whose companies do international business.

The magazine reports on the state's flourishing economy and features economic development success stories from throughout the state, and the incredible leaders behind these stories.

Attendees learn the ins-and-outs of government contracting

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) will receive a $500,000 grant to support export growth among small businesses through SBA?s competitive State Trade Expansion Program.

GOED?s 2019 report provides an accounting of the initiatives and events the office is responsible for and outlines the organization?s vision, mission and strategic plan.

This $3 million in funding was designed to support individual farmer projects that demonstrate a need and ability to reduce consumptive water

Throughout the trade mission, in partnership with World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah), the delegation members participated in more than 60 meetings with business and government leaders.

The program has been in place since 2016, and this expansion is important for the aerospace industry in Utah, as 31 students are currently enrolled in the program this fall.

With Innovation through Entrepreneurism and Partnership as the theme, the 2019 Utah Rural Summit will feature speaker Tayson Whittaker,, as well as a live recording of Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox's podcast, Cox and Friends.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is reminding ranchers across Utah that the agency will be conducting brand registration renewals next year.

Small business owners gave Utah an A+ this year, ranking seventh in our survey of small business friendliness in 49 states. This year, Utah scored higher than Nevada (C+) and Idaho (A).

In order to better serve the agritourism industry in the state of Utah, Utah State University Extension has developed a survey to gather research on the needs of agritourism organizations.

Utah?s tech industry made significant contributions to the state economy in 2018, supporting one in seven Utah jobs and one-sixth of worker earnings in the state.

The Governor's Manufacturers Roundtable, organized by GOED?s Urban and Rural Business Services team, was a listening session for the governor and his economic development team to learn about industry challenges and opportunities, and help inform public policy.

To date, the team?s project has received $900,000 in direct and matching funds from Schmidt Futures and the University of Utah.

Stadler Rail has just opened a new permanent manufacturing location in Utah. This state-of-the-art facility builds rail cars for transit authorities around the country and projects to employ 1,000 workers.

The statute directs GOED to consult with sister agencies to develop the plan, including Workforce Services,Energy Development, Education, the State Board of Regents and the Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees.

World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Governor?s Office of Economic Development, is coordinating an official state trade mission led by Governor Gary R. Herbert to Hong Kong and Japan.

Under the leadership of Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, this premier conference and trade show is the largest event of its kind in the Intermountain West.

The summit provides a platform for strategic dialogue related to current economic impacts and future growth of Utah?s business communities.

"The construction industry supports every industry in our state, and is the catalyst to ensure our growing state can keep up with the growing demand," said Val Hale, executive director of the Governor?s Office of Economic Development.

For Utah to maintain accolades as one of the top states for business and entrepreneurship, we must innovate. If we fail to do so, other economies will gain a competitive advantage, while we lose out by complacency.

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