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Utah Impact Initiative Aims to Raise funds for Philanthropic Investing at Upcoming Conference

February 12 2016 - 2:25 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Feb. 12, 2015 Contact: Michael Sullivan GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Utah Impact Initiative Aims to Raise funds for Philanthropic Investing at Upcoming Conference SALT LAKE CITY, UT— The second annual Utah Impact Initiative (UII) conference will take place at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, UT on Feb. 29….


New Technologies, New Companies Meet Fresh Opportunity

February 12 2016 - 10:08 am
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News Release For Immediate Release February 12, 2016 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov New Technologies, New Companies Meet Fresh Opportunity 25 innovative startups receive share of $2.5 million in grants from TCIP SALT LAKE CITY— The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is excited to announce the approval of grants totaling $2,459,700…


Need For Speed’s Scott Waugh Returns to Utah to Shoot New Action Feature

February 11 2016 - 12:32 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Feb. 11, 2016 Contact: Debra Vago, Utah Film Commission 801-538-3387 dvago@utah.gov Need For Speed’s Scott Waugh Returns to Utah to Shoot New Action Feature Total of three new productions set to spend over $12 million in Utah SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Film Commission today announced that the Governor’s…


Honeyville Inc. to Grow in the Beehive State

February 11 2016 - 12:06 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Feb. 11, 2016 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Wayne Watkins, Executive Vice President (435) 494-4200 waynew@honeyville.com Honeyville Inc. to Grow in the Beehive State The food products company will expand its manufacturing operations SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), along with Honeyville Inc.,…


Jill Flygare Accepts Operations Role in State Economic Development Office

February 11 2016 - 9:23 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Feb. 11, 2016 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Jill Flygare Accepts Operations Role in State Economic Development Office Budgeting and financial planning expert joins GOED as new managing director SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce Jill Flygare…


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Work Hard, Play Hard – An Interview with Alisha Niswander of Mountain Vista Touring

February 05 2016 - 1:49 pm

This is the first in a new series about women in the Utah outdoor recreation and adventure travel business. My name is Emilia Wint and I’m a member of the US Freeskiing Team. As the GOED intern, I’ve been traveling around the state to hear the stories of the women doing business in the coolest…


Diesel Tech Pathways Program “Revs Up” in Utah

February 02 2016 - 9:38 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Feb. 2, 2015 Contact: Michael Sullivan GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Diesel Technician Pathways Program “Revs Up” in Utah Diesel tech industry partners come together to create career pathway for high school students SALT LAKE CITY, UT— Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with Utah Diesel Technician industry partners and the…


Outreach Center Releases Revamped Broadband Availability Map on Fifth Anniversary

February 01 2016 - 11:14 am
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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 1, 2016 Contact: Kelleigh Cole Director, Utah Broadband Outreach Center Governor’s Office of Economic Development 801-538-8831 kcole@utah.gov Outreach Center Releases Revamped Broadband Availability Map on Fifth Anniversary The site showcases Utah’s “Fastest Internet in the West” SALT LAKE CITY—The Utah Broadband Outreach Center in the Governor’s Office of Economic…


Utah STEM Fest 2015

Students Experience STEM Through Hands-on Activities at Utah’s Second Annual STEM Fest

January 28 2016 - 2:04 pm
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 28, 2016 Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov   Students Experience STEM Through Hands-on Activities at Utah’s Second Annual STEM Fest Utah companies to host more than 17,000 students with STEM interactive experiences SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah’s Second Annual STEM…


Why Does Utah Rank So High in Health Care?

January 22 2016 - 9:12 am
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Utah holds a unique distinction among U.S. states: It has the healthiest population and the lowest per-capita health care costs, according to some measures. A grid analysis of health status against expenditures, based on 2009 data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and 2013 data from the United Health Foundation, puts Utah in the sweet spot:…