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Locate.utah.gov combines with UtahSureSites.com to create full-service business resource

September 19 2017 - 1:39 pm

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Contact:
Kelleigh Cole
Director, Utah Broadband Outreach Center
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
801-538-8831
kcole@utah.gov

Locate.utah.gov combines with UtahSureSites.com to create full-service business resource

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 19, 2017)— The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Utah Broadband Outreach Center and Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) have partnered to add critical real estate data to Utah’s economic development map available at Locate.Utah.gov. The website redesign increases data accessibility and provides a more all-encompassing resource for businesses.

Locate.Utah.gov, an award-winning website first launched in 2015, is a tool geared toward business leaders, developers, site consultants and real estate professionals. The website provides information on Utah’s broadband availability, utilities, transportation infrastructure, workforce, education, state-sponsored business resources and recreation. Visitors can generate customized reports with detailed summaries on specific locations across the state.

“We appreciate our partnership with EDCUtah in expanding the depth of data available to businesses and site selectors,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “This website has proven to be a valuable resource from day one, and its information demonstrates the fact that Utah is a great place to work, live and play.”

Previously, EDCUtah’s UtahSureSites.com targeted real estate professionals with an extensive inventory of commercial real estate. The two sites have now merged under the redesigned Locate.Utah.gov, providing expanded information in one convenient location. The website’s data updates daily.

“Combining EDCUtah’s SURE Sites database of commercial real estate with the in-depth infrastructure information on locate.utah.gov establishes this website as one of the best economic development GIS planning tools in the country,” said Theresa Foxley, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “We are grateful for the unprecedented partnership between GOED and EDCUtah that has led to this success.”

Visit Locate.Utah.gov for more information.

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About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
business.utah.gov
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 or edwards@utah.gov.

About the Utah Broadband Outreach Center
Web: broadband.utah.gov
The Utah Broadband Outreach Center is a state program focused on mapping available broadband services and promoting the development of additional infrastructure in Utah. The center maintains Utah’s interactive residential broadband availability map at broadband.utah.gov/map and a commercial broadband economic development map at locate.utah.gov. The center is located in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and mapping services are provided by the Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC). For more information please contact: Kelleigh Cole, 801-538-8831 or kcole@utah.gov.

About EDCUtah
Web: www.edcutah.org
EDCUtah is an investor-based public/private partnership working to promote the state of Utah as a place to do business. EDCUtah is a comprehensive source of critical economic data, as well as both public and private contacts, helping to facilitate the recruitment of out-of-state companies and the expansion of local business.