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Programs

Utah offers programs and support systems to meed the needs of any business–big, small, and anywhere in-between. Each program delivers real-world benefits as your company grows right here in Utah.

Why so many and such varied programs? At its core, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development strives for stronger, more successful Utah businesses and a better-qualified, educated and more productive workforce.

Business Resource Centers

Business Resource Centers (BRCs) are convenient “one-stop-shops” for addressing the needs of a new or growing business. Through a friendly staff and on-site or over the phone assessment with clients, BRCs can offer a plethora of service options and on-going assistance to help businesses grow.

Corporate Recruitment and Incentives

The mission of the Corporate Recruitment and Incentives (CRI) is to “increase the number of quality jobs in Utah by helping existing companies expand and by recruiting new companies to the State.”

Economic Clusters

Utah’s Economic Cluster Initiative is designed around proven economic principles where collaboration among organizations offers sustainable advantages to local economies.

Fellowship and Internship Programs

Founded in 2013, the GOED Fellowship Program provides emerging, ambitious business leaders first-hand experience in the processes that help foster Utah’s nation-leading economic vitality.

International Trade and Diplomacy 

The mission of the International Trade and Diplomacy Office (ITDO) is to increase exports, foreign direct investment and international trade related jobs in Utah.

Avenue H

Avenue H is Utah’s state-based approach to health reform. It is designed to help small businesses in the state offer health insurance to their employees through an innovative defined contribution mechanism.

Outdoor Recreation Office

The new Outdoor Recreation Office and associated vision statement highlight the importance of promoting economic development in the outdoor industry and improving recreational opportunities in Utah.

Private Activity Bond Authority

The Private Activity Bond (PAB) is Utah’s tax-exempt bonding authority creating a lower cost, long-term source of capital under the Federal Tax Act of 1986.

Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission

The five-member commission, which is appointed by the Governor and Legislature, regulates professional boxing and other amateur and professional unarmed combat sports, including boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA).

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) provide assistance to small and mid-sized Utah companies in obtaining government contracts—be they federal, state or local.

Rural Development

The Rural Development program’s mission is to unite and support Utah’s rural communities in economic development through coalitions, entrepreneurship, business expansion and infrastructure development.

State Science Advisor

The State Science Advisor (SSA), appointed by the Governor, is responsible for Utah’s workforce development needs in the six key economic clusters and emerging industries.

State Trade and Export Program

The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program is a federal and state funded program to expand Utah business internationally.

Stem Action Center

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Action Center prioritizes STEM education, which works to develop Utah’s workforce of the future.

Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program

The Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program (TCIP) supports the acceleration and commercialization of promising technologies developed at Utah’s universities and colleges.

Utah Broadband Project

The Utah Broadband Project is a joint effort between the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Department of Technology Services’ Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC), that is responsible for mapping broadband service availability and developing a plan to increase broadband adoption and deployment in the state. T

Utah Business Ambassadors

Governor Gary Herbert has created the Utah Business Am­bassadors program through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to open a dialogue with friends of Utah around the country. It operates similarly to an alumni network.

Utah Film Commission

The Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a location for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of local professionals, support services and Utah locations.

Utah Office of Tourism

The mission of UOT is to brand and promote Utah’s great experiences and destinations for visitors and citizens in an inspiring way to support and enhance economic vitality and quality of life in our state.