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STEM Action Center-Funded Math Digital Learning Software Increases Student Proficiency

December 07 2016 - 1:37 pm
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Felsted STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov STEM Action Center-Funded Math Digital Learning Software Increases Student Proficiency SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 7, 2016)—Students across the state using math digital learning programs available through Utah STEM Action Center grants had a greater level of success on the 2016 SAGE assessment…


How Utah Draws Companies to the State – KCPW

December 06 2016 - 1:56 pm
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KCPW hosted a panel discussion about economic development in Utah and how state and local municipalities work together to offer incentives aimed at attracting companies to relocate or expand here. Theresa Foxley, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, talks about the state’s holistic strategies and goals for corporate recruitment. Mike Caldwell, Mayor…


HealthEquity Creates Employment Opportunities in Rural Utah

November 29 2016 - 5:00 pm
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*attached contains the following: Pre-recorded interviews are available here. B-roll is available here. News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Cody Dingus HealthEquity Vice President of Marketing 801-633-5466 Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director (801) 538-8811 edwards@utah.gov HealthEquity Creates Employment Opportunities in Rural Utah PRICE, UT (Nov. 29, 2016)—HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), a nationwide health savings account…


Forbes Ranks Utah Best State for Business

November 16 2016 - 4:39 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director (801) 538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Forbes Ranks Utah Best State for Business SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 16, 2016) — Forbes magazine today named Utah the 2016 Best State for Business and Careers. Utah has ranked no. 1 on the list six out of the last seven…


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Rural Fast Track Grants Chart New Territory in Carbon and Emery Counties

November 15 2016 - 12:22 pm

At the November 10 board meeting, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board of Directors approved two rural Utah businesses for Rural Fast Track grants. Associated with companies in the printing and surveying industries, the projects are expected to increase the companies’ current operations for sustained economic growth into the future. “Rural Fast Track grants…


Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Awards 2016 Infrastructure and Youth Program Funding

November 10 2016 - 2:10 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Sara Adelman Public Information Officer (801) 538-8817 sadelman@utah.gov Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Awards 2016 Infrastructure and Youth Program Funding SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 10, 2016)—The Office of Outdoor Recreation and Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) are pleased to announce the completion of the 2016 round of the…


Womply to Join Silicon Slopes

November 10 2016 - 12:30 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov info@womply.com Womply to Join Silicon Slopes SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 10, 2016)—Womply and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced the small business data analytics company will open a Utah office, adding up to 175 high-paying jobs to the community….


GOED Board Approves Incentive for WhiteWave Foods

November 10 2016 - 12:03 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Matthew Hargarten Communications Director, WhiteWave Foods 303-635-4263 matt.hargarten@whitewave.com GOED Board Approves Incentive for WhiteWave Foods SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 10, 2016)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board today approved a post-performance tax credit rebate for WhiteWave Foods, a global consumer packaged…


Utah Broadband Outreach Center Celebrates Award-Winning Year

November 09 2016 - 3:49 pm
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Kelleigh Cole Director, Utah Broadband Outreach Center Governor’s Office of Economic Development 801-538-8831 kcole@utah.gov Utah Broadband Outreach Center Celebrates Award-Winning Year The center recognized partners, highlighted best practices at the annual Broadband Tech Summit SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 9, 2016)—The Utah Broadband Outreach Center and the Governor’s Office of…


GOED Appoints Three Industry Consultants

November 03 2016 - 12:04 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Sara Adelman Public Information Officer (801) 538-8817 sadelman@utah.gov GOED Appoints Three Industry Consultants SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 3, 2016)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has appointed three industry consultants to oversee strategic growth in the aerospace, financial services and life science sectors. Marshall Wright will serve as director…