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Val Hale: Utah is better and stronger when businesses and government work together

November 13 2017 - 9:45 am

In his 2009 inaugural address, Gov. Gary R. Herbert challenged Utah to create unprecedented partnerships that would lead to unlimited possibilities for the state. Utahns have responded to that challenge in impressive fashion. Indeed, one of Utah’s secrets to success is the willingness of companies and nonprofits to partner with government to solve problems and…


Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development GOED

TCIP helps big ideas get off the ground

October 27 2017 - 1:29 pm

If you want to really know what’s new in innovation and “hot” in Utah’s economy, look no further than GOED’s Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program (TCIP). TCIP provides competitive grants to small businesses and university teams to help bring new technologies to market. True to the “I” in its name, TCIP awards funds to some…


Consider This: Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Economy is Thriving

August 01 2017 - 10:00 am

With towering red rocks and snowy mountains, Utah is known worldwide for its wondrous beauty. It’s clear that Mother Nature played favorites with our state, and it provides an 84,899-square-mile product testing lab for a thriving outdoor industry. Visitors find incredible recreation opportunities in our Mighty Five ® national parks, Greatest Snow on Earth ®…


GOED Board Approves 13 Grants in Two Months for Rural Utah

June 13 2017 - 12:24 pm

Our Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Rural Development team has been hard at work. In the last two months alone, the Office of Rural Development has helped 13 companies expand their business in nine rural counties. The GOED Board of Directors reviewed and approved each project and Rural Fast Track grant in its May…


Lena Laakso

Culture, Talent and Career: A Conversation with Lena Laakso

June 12 2017 - 1:51 pm

Here is the latest in the series of conversations with inspirational Utah women in business. GOED’s Jessica Jerome is our latest correspondent speaking to the women behind the business, research and ideas that are changing the world. These women share their work, thoughts and advice. Note the opinions expressed by interviewees do not necessarily represent…


Jennifer Junkin

Playing to Your Strengths: A Conversation with Jennifer Junkin

April 21 2017 - 1:31 pm

Here is the latest in the series of conversations with inspirational Utah women in business. GOED’s Jessica Jerome is our latest correspondent speaking to the women behind the business, research and ideas that are changing the world. These women share their work, thoughts and advice. Note the opinions expressed by interviewees do not necessarily represent…


Church & State

Entrepreneurship, Collaboration and Sustainability: A Conversation with June Chen

March 30 2017 - 4:04 pm

Here is the latest in the series of conversations with inspirational Utah women in business. GOED’s Jessica Jerome is our latest correspondent speaking to the women behind the business, research and ideas that are changing the world. These women share their work, thoughts and advice. Note the opinions expressed by interviewees do not necessarily represent…


Optimum Composites

GOED Board Approves Five Rural Fast Track Grants in Four Counties

March 15 2017 - 11:15 am

At their March 9 board meeting, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board of Directors approved five rural Utah businesses in four counties for Rural Fast Track grants. The projects are expected to increase the companies’ current operations for sustained economic growth. The businesses represent the sectors of construction, design, manufacturing, tourism and childcare. “This…


What’s an hour of consulting worth? Plenty, according to the PTAC stats.

January 25 2017 - 10:03 am

PTAC assists Utah businesses in winning $230 million in government contracts in 2016. What’s an hour of free consulting by an expert in government contracting worth to a Utah business? Chuck Spence, director of the Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), might argue that hour is worth more than $100,000. In 2016, Utah PTAC, a…


Printer

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…