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Utah Scores Third Straight A+ In Small Business Friendliness

August 19 2015 - 11:43 am
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  Utah Scores Third Straight A+ In Small Business Friendliness Texas, New Hampshire, and Utah top rankings in Thumbtack.com annual Small Business Friendliness Survey; New York and California are among the least friendly states SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — August 18, 2015 — Small business owners gave Utah an A+ in business friendliness for the fourth year…


SLC #1 Hot Startup City That Isn’t San Francisco or New York – Entrepreneur

August 06 2015 - 9:08 am
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Tech companies such as Adobe and Workday are moving to “Silicon Slopes” in droves, inspired by startups launched by alumni from software pioneers Novell and WordPerfect, not to mention the easy access to world-class skiing. On the hardware side, everything from flash memory chips (one of every 14 worldwide is made here) to Skullcandy headphones…


Utah Rises to 4th in the Nation for Broadband Speeds, 15th Internationally

June 30 2015 - 11:40 am
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Utah has once again risen in the ranks of broadband capability to fourth among the states and fifteenth internationally. According to the Akamai Q1 2015 State of the Internet report, Utah’s average connection speed is 15.7 Mbps which is only behind the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Delaware which averaged 18.6 Mbps. In Q4 2014, Akamai reported…


Utah #3 Top State for Business – CNBC

June 24 2015 - 12:02 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release June 24, 2015 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Utah Continues Streak of Business Ranking Excellence State is no.3 for business according to CNBC SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Utah has consistently been ranked among the nation’s top economies and the state’s consistency is highlighted in the just-announced CNBC 2015…


Utah Receives CEA Innovation Champion Award

April 20 2015 - 11:02 am
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce that the state of Utah has been named an “Innovation Champion” by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The CEA noted in its announcement the inaugural “Innovation Scorecard,” a first-of-its-kind innovation performance index based on 10 criteria. “Our strong spirit of innovation…


DEMAND FOR TECH WORKERS IS DRIVING OFFICE MARKET MOMENTUM IN SALT LAKE, SAYS NEW CBRE REPORT RANKING TOP 50 U.S. “TECH TALENT” MARKETS

April 14 2015 - 1:45 pm
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Press Release Contact: Kathleen McMillan +1 801 869 8045 kathleen.mcmillan@cbre.com DEMAND FOR TECH WORKERS IS DRIVING OFFICE MARKET MOMENTUM IN SALT LAKE, SAYS NEW CBRE REPORT RANKING TOP 50 U.S. “TECH TALENT” MARKETS #25 on the overall list, Salt Lake ranks in the top five of small markets Los Angeles, April 14, 2015 – Tech talent clustering…


Utah #1 Best Economic Outlook for 2015

April 10 2015 - 4:45 pm
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Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by North Dakota, Indiana, North Carolina and Arizona, according to the newest edition of Rich States, Poor States released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).


Provo in Top Ten Most Innovative Tech Hubs

February 24 2015 - 8:16 am
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Home to Brigham Young University, one of the largest private universities in the nation, the Provo area is another city that benefits from having a large community of young, well-educated workers. While the area clocked the lowest number of patents for 1,000 residents in our top 10 at only 2.89, it still receives above-average amounts of…


Provo, Ogden, Salt Lake City in Top 15 of Advanced Industry Intensity

February 18 2015 - 8:49 am
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The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program ranks metro areas’ “advanced industry intensity” by their number of advanced industry jobs as a percentage of total employment. 3 of our metro areas rank in the top 15. “Only 15 large US metropolitan areas are home to more STEM graduates as a share of Young adult population than Finland,…


University of Utah Health Care #6 “Quality and Accountability”

October 23 2014 - 12:00 pm
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The Quality and Accountability study identifies high-performing organizations in the areas of quality and safety and provides tools as a catalyst for organizational improvement. Every year, 10 member organizations are chosen to receive the annual Quality Leadership Award at the UHC Annual Conference. We honor our current and past recipients: University of Utah Health Care #6.