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Vestar Capital Partners Agrees to Sell Sun Products to Henkel in $3.6 Billion Transaction

June 24 2016 - 1:02 pm
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vestar Capital Partners Agrees to Sell Sun Products to Henkel in $3.6 Billion Transaction NEW YORK, NY – June 24, 2016 – Vestar Capital Partners (“Vestar”) announced today that Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., a subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (“Henkel”), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Sun Products…


Fast track to growth: State grants help rural Cache Valley businesses expand

June 16 2016 - 8:22 am
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Gary Wagner said the company is experiencing good sales growth now and is expected to continue that trend for the next five years, allowing them to hire additional employees. As an incentive to make that happen, Ophir-Spiricon applied for and received $33,000 for a Rural Fast Track grant funded by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development….


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Utah #3 in Small Business Lending

June 16 2016 - 8:12 am
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Small businesses create more jobs than any other industry sector. In fact, over half of Americans either own their business or work for a startup, and two of every three jobs made available in the country every year are possible because of small business.


Utah Awarded “Gold Shovel” By Area Development Magazine

June 13 2016 - 12:44 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director (801) 538-8811 Office (801) 755-3085 Cell edwards@utah.gov Utah Awarded “Gold Shovel” By Area Development Magazine SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2016) – Utah has been awarded the “Gold Shovel” for significant job creation, infrastructure improvement and for leading the nation in fostering a world-class…


Press Ganey to Open Utah Office

June 09 2016 - 12:31 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director (801) 538-8811 Office (801) 755-3085 Cell edwards@utah.gov Kristina Markos Aria Marketing for Press Ganey 617-332-9999 x308 kmarkos@ariamarketing.com Press Ganey to Open Utah Office SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2016)— Press Ganey and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced that the health…


SnowSports Industries America Finds New Home in Utah

June 09 2016 - 12:00 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov SIA Contact: Kirsten Anderson, Mfa, Ltd Marketing & PR 212-528-1691 kanderson@mfaltd.com SnowSports Industries America Finds New Home in Utah SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2016)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced SnowSports Industries America (SIA) will move their headquarters to…


Utah ranks 7th in nation for financial health, study says

June 07 2016 - 12:56 pm
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The Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranked each state’s fiscal health based on short- and long-term debt and other obligations, such as unfunded pensions and health care benefits.


Utah has best state economy with high marks for investment in workforce, infrastructure, report says

June 07 2016 - 12:51 pm
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Utah has the best state economy in the U.S., according to a report published Monday by WalletHub, a national financial research and consulting organization.


Utah Is State Adding the Most Jobs

June 04 2016 - 12:53 pm
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The state that added the most jobs between April 2011 and April 2016 was Utah, where the number was up 14.5% to 1.42 million. That helped bring its unemployment rate in April down to 3.8%, the 15th lowest among all states.


The American middle-class is still thriving in Utah

May 25 2016 - 8:19 am
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So where do the middle class, on Pew’s definition, live?  The short answer: Utah. Using the 2014 American Community Survey, we calculate the size of the middle class in each of the 100 largest metro areas.