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Rural Utahns hope new push to create jobs means they don't have to leave home to be employed:


When Angela Arnold was laid off at the end of last year, she didn't know if she would find work that would let her stay in Carbon County. But then she got a job that keeps rural workers home by design. With ...


Elected officials want Rocky Mountain Power to invest more in rural Utah:


Some rural state and county leaders are asking Utah's largest electric utility to put more of its money in areas with its biggest customer base. But Rocky Mountain Power officials say they're already ...


Gov. Herbert announces new IT education pathway in Utah:


With Utah's jobless rate among the lowest in the nation and local tech companies clamoring for more skilled information technology professionals, the state is creating a new program to provide a pipeline ...


University of Utah to launch new 'quantitative analysis' institute using $20M from Eccles, Koch organizations:


The Marriner S. Eccles Institute of Economics and Quantitative Analysis is designed to strengthen its business school's reach and help top students form early partnerships with prestigious employers. By ...


University of Utah business startup lab flourishes in first year:


While the year-old, $45 million Lassonde Studios building at the University of Utah is an award-winning, copper-clad statement in modern architecture, featuring austere interiors heavy on concrete, stone ...


94-hour workweek required at minimum wage to afford 2-bedroom apartment in Utah:


Before Larry Darden moved out in early 2016, he "was afraid to go to sleep at night" in his downtown Salt Lake apartment. Roaches infested the place. There were attempted break-ins. Darden never felt ...


Utah's Homie roils real estate with new business model:


Utah's Homie https://www.homie.com/ only launched a year ago, but it is already making impacts on the state's real estate market with a system that automates the process so residential homebuyers and ...


Lendio offers leg up to new and growing businesses:


South Jordan company Lendio is helping reshape the small-business loan market with a business model that matches borrowers with just the right lender to meet their needs. By Art Raymond @DNTechHive ...


This industry brought nearly $1 billion to Utah in 2016:


For almost two decades now, Jeff Burningham has been on a streak, hitting home runs with whatever endeavor he puts his mind to. He started a successful tech startup while still a BYU undergrad and, ...


Utah tech companies take talent-first road to diversity:


"Best State for Business" is a description trotted out so frequently by Utah leaders that it may have reached cliche status, but chances are audiences will keep hearing it, because it's true. Another ...


Want a Formula for Success? Study Utah:


A Gallup Poll proved prescient in 2012 when it rated Utah No. 1 among U.S. states in "future livability" based on 13 economic, health and lifestyle measures. Five years later, it's become the ...


Utah Governor hosts 11th annual economic summit:




Jive looks to expand Utah operation:


Jive http://ww2.jive.com/getting-started/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=US_S_Brand_Defense&utm_content=Jive_Communications&utm_term=jive%20communications&matchtype=e&device=c&gclid=CPTiuu3tztICFQiEfgodOJ4Grg ...


Facing 'ultimatum' in Outdoor Retailer call, Governor Herbert said Utah and trade show must 'part ways':


"History shows that if these lands aren't protected, they're generally sold to the highest bidder." Faced with a choice between asking state leaders to back down from efforts to undo the Bears Ears ...


Impact of Outdoor Retailer Shows departure from Utah is far-reaching - Come to Montana!:


Under the backdrop of state and local officials pointing fingers of blame for the loss of the Outdoor Retailer shows and their estimated $45 million economic boost, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution ...


Outdoor Retailer show to consider moving out of Utah:


This is not the first time the show has considered moving. In 2015, show organizers considered Las Vegas, Chicago and other cities before signing a new two-year contract to stay in Utah. This time, however, ...


Salt Lake City has the most stressed out workers, survey says:


Salt Lake City workers are the most stressed in the nation, according to a new survey. Accountemps, a temp agency, recently conducted a survey that looked into the stresses of the modern American worker. ...


Op-ed: Time for Outdoor Retailers to leave Utah and its anti-recreation politics (Move the show to Montana?):


Over the past several months Utah's political leadership has unleashed an all-out assault against Utah's protected public lands and Utah's newest monument. It's time for Outdoor Retailer to leave the ...


GOED appoints 3 industry consultants to oversee strategic growth:


The Governor's Office of Economic Development has appointed three industry consultants to oversee strategic growth in the aerospace, financial services and life science sectors. Marshall Wright will ...


'No longer an island unto itself': Utah in 50 years will be older, more crowded, more diverse than ever:


If policymakers don't take heed, the current generation of working-age Utahns will be "handing off a lot of very vexing problems (to the next generation)," said Pam Perlich, director of demographic ...


Hollywood movie productions bring big boost to Utah economy:


In the past 12 months, more than 19 projects have filmed across Utah from a variety of sectors, networks and genres, with an estimated economic impact of $72 million, the Utah Film Commission reports. ...


Utah initiative inspiring women, pushing companies to value them:


A growing number of women are putting themselves out there, applying for promotions and running for political office. And more Utah businesses, corporations and organizations are stepping up to stand ...


Utah's Internet speed is fastest in the West, 8th worldwide:


When it comes to the Internet, Utah has maintained its top spot as the fastest state in the West, and it ranks 8th worldwide for fastest average speeds. That's according to a report from Akamai, a ...


Win $22K in New High School Idea Competition:


U's Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Zions Bank open new statewide competition; register from now until March 31 If you're a Utah high school student with a product or business idea, your ...


Redesigned Utah.com offers improved tools for planning a trip in the Beehive State:


Utah.com's redesign helps visitors and locals plan a Beehive State vacation and is the first major redesign the website has undergone, according to Chad Taylor, general manager of Utah.com. He described ...


How Does a Landlocked State Attract a Global Economy?:




Utah's Silicon Slopes lure tech entrepreneurs:


Jefferson Graham visits tech startups in Utah, who tout the low living costs, access to graduates from 2 major universities and family dynamics for why the Beehive state is attracing major investment. ...


Salt Lake City is earning a new title: 'Wall Street of the West':


Salt Lake City is now the second-largest Goldman Sachs office in the United States and the fourth-largest in the world. What was in 2000 a small regional operation has blossomed into a workforce of several ...


AAA to open new Utah call center, bringing almost 600 jobs:


AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah announced plans to open a new call center that will bring nearly 600 new jobs to Clearfield. The facility is scheduled to open as early as April and be fully ...


Business community supports tax increases for schools, roads:


A group of Utah business leaders Tuesday said it's time for lawmakers to invest in both education and transportation, even if that means increasing taxes. But the group, which included Salt Lake Chamber ...

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