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GOED Announces Recipients of 2017 Tech Commercialization Grant

January 19 2017 - 11:42 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Company descriptions are available here Contact: Sara Adelman GOED Public Information Officer 801-538-8817 sadelman@utah.gov GOED Announces Recipients of 2017 Tech Commercialization Grant SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 19, 2017)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program (TCIP) has awarded grants to 20 Utah companies and university teams…


Op-ed: Utah will forge its recreation future through collaboration – Tom Adams

January 17 2017 - 9:01 am
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As Utah’s Outdoor Recreation director, I love the chance that this semi-annual trade show gives me, not just to see terrific new gear, but also to interact with a community of adventure-seeking entrepreneurs who love Utah’s rivers, ranges and deserts. Because of their interest and expertise, these business leaders understandably have strong and diverse opinions…


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…


doTERRA® is Breaking State Records by Hosting 30,000 Wellness Advocates at Annual Convention Sept 14-17, 2016

September 06 2016 - 2:07 pm
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In support of doTERRA, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development brings the following to your attention: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   doTERRA® is Breaking State Records by Hosting 30,000 Wellness Advocates at Annual Convention Sept 14-17, 2016 Essential oil enthusiasts will inject more than $28 million into local economy SALT LAKE CITY – September 6, 2016…


Poetry of Data: An Interview with Miriah Meyer

September 02 2016 - 2:16 pm
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This is the fourth installment of a series of conversations with Utah women building disruptive technologies. I’m Kimberly Zhang, and this summer, I set out to speak to the women behind the business, research and ideas that are changing the world. They share their work, thoughts and advice. Note the opinions expressed by interviewees do…


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….


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.