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Partners

ASSOCIATIONS

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) works with widely recognized trade groups, associations and industry organizations to provide connection, information and resources for prospective and current Utah businesses.

GOED support is offered in many areas of interest to the public and the private sector including connections to education, technology, entrepreneurship, finance, strategic industry clusters, networking, trade and technology to identify a few of the services available. By utilizing the expertise of these institutions, companies can better prepare to successfully navigate the Utah business environment profitably.

Utah Technology Council, Wayne Brown Institute, Utah Manufacturers Association, Motion Picture Association of Utah, Utah Bankers Association, Utah League of Credit Unions, Salt Lake Chamber, Outdoor Industry Association, BioUtah

BIOUTAH

BioUtah, the state’s independent life science association, was created to elevate the stature and influence of Utah’s life science community on the national and global stage.

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DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES

The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) works closely as a partner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Its mission is to provide employment and support services for its customers to improve their economic opportunities.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORY

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development works closely with local economic development entities throughout the state, including city and county economic development offices and local chambers of commerce.

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EDCUTAH – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF UTAH

Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) is an investor-based public/private partnership working with government and private industry to serve as a catalyst for quality job growth and increased capital investment.

FUND OF FUNDS

The Utah Fund of Funds is a $300 million State of Utah economic development program aimed at providing access of alternative or non-traditional capital to Utah entrepreneurs.

GOVERNOR’S ECONOMIC COUNCIL

The Governor’s Economic Council (GEC) is a public-private partnership that works at coordinating the economic development activities that take place every day throughout the state.

HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Utah’s educational institutions have developed practical and innovative approaches to educating the state’s continually growing workforce.

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MANUFACTURING EXTENSION – MEP

MEP Utah works directly with area manufacturers to provide expertise and services tailored to their most critical needs, which range from process improvements and worker training to business practices, applications and information technology.

OFFICE OF ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

Office of Energy Development (OED) is dedicated solely to advancing all forms of responsible energy development in the state. OED is tasked with implementing the state energy policy, facilitating the development of the state’s conventional and alternative resources, and promoting energy education and outreach.

PETE SUAZO UTAH ATHLETIC COMMISSION

The Commission regulates professional unarmed combat sports including boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Promoters, managers, contestants, seconds, referees and judges must be licensed under the Act.

PROSPERITY 2020

Utah business and community leaders have organized a movement—Prosperity 2020—to advance educational investment and innovation. Our vision is that Utah’s educated and trained workforce will propel Utah to enduring prosperity, improved quality of life and the strongest economy in the nation.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

The Utah Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Utah colleges and universities around the state, with funding in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

USTAR – UTAH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

This initiative seeks to generate more technology-based start-up firms, higher paying jobs, and additional business activity leading to a state-wide expansion of the Utah’s tax base.

UTAH ALLIANCE

The Utah Alliance for Economic Development is a statewide organization of economic development professionals.  The main goal for organization is training, networking and making Utah a better place for all of us to work and live.

UTAH CAPTIVE INSURANCE

The focus of the Utah Captive Insurance Division is to implement the Utah Captive Insurance Companies Act and promote Utah as domicile for captive insurance companies. We believe that businesses and companies can take greater control of their own insurance risks through a properly organized captive insurance company.

UTAH DEFENSE ALLIANCE

The Utah Defense Alliance, as a partner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is proud to be able to continue this partnership in the support of the Defense and Homeland Security Cluster in general and of the country’s military missions, organizations and installations in particular.

UTAH MICROENTERPRISE LOAN FUND

Over the past 20 years, the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund (UMLF) has worked in partnership with members of Utah’s financial banking community to help launch or expand more than  800 small businesses across the state.

UTAH SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The SBA provides you with a wealth of information unique to small business through monthly chat events, electronic newsletters, podcasts, and a myriad of business resources to support your business needs.

UTAH SPORTS COMMISSION

The Utah Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501c3 charitable organization created to foster national and international amateur sports competitions to be held in the state of Utah, which will enhance the quality of life of all Utah citizens and strengthen Utah’s presence in the worldwide sports community.

UTAH STATE OFFICE OF EDUCATION

Utah State Board of Education Members and Office staff are working daily to ensure Utah students have one of the best education systems in the country.

UTAH TAX COMMISSION

The Utah State Tax Commission collects and distributes over $6.8 billion in state and local revenues. The Tax Commission website has the information to help you understand taxes in Utah.

UTAH’S OWN

The mission of Utah’s Own is to create a strong consumer culture that seek and buy local agriculture and food products. Utah’s Own encourages individuals to build relationships with those farmers and companies who grow or make their food.

WORLD TRADE CENTER UTAH

World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is a licensed and certified member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City. The mission of WTC Utah is to guide Utah companies into profitable global markets.