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Utah STEM Bus Takes to the Road for the 2017-2018 School Year

August 16 2017 - 3:26 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov Utah STEM Bus Takes to the Road for the 2017-2018 School Year SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 16, 2017)— Gov. Gary R. Herbert and STEM industry leaders unveiled the Utah STEM Bus (USB) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the…


Earnest to Join Utah’s Fintech Sector 

August 10 2017 - 10:22 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Eva Pullano Earnest, Inc. 212-564-3665 press@earnest.com Earnest to Join Utah’s Fintech Sector SALT LAKE CITY (Aug.10, 2017)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced Earnest, Inc. will expand in Utah, adding up to 500 jobs to the community and $5.6 million…


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 ®…


Five New Productions Approved to Film in Utah

July 14 2017 - 9:01 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Debra Vago 385-831- 9617 deb.vago@gmail.com Five New Productions Approved to Film in Utah Line-up includes Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner SALT LAKE CITY (July 13, 2017) – The Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of state film incentives for five…


Adobe to expand in Utah

July 13 2017 - 12:03 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Adobe to expand in Utah SALT LAKE CITY (July 13, 2017)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced Adobe will add up to 1,260 new high-paying jobs in Lehi and an initial estimated $90 million in capital investment to the state….


GOED Confirms New Board Chair

June 23 2017 - 1:32 pm
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*attached contains the following: News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov GOED Confirms New Board Chair SALT LAKE CITY (June 23, 2017)— The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board recently approved two changes in leadership. Jerry Oldroyd, senior counsel at Ballard Spahr, will now serve as board chair….


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…


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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…


Podium Poised to Grow in Silicon Slopes

June 08 2017 - 1:09 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Nico Dato Podium VP of Marketing 801-758-0580 press@podium.com Podium Poised to Grow in Silicon Slopes SALT LAKE CITY (June 8, 2017)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced Podium, Inc. will expand in Utah, adding up to 426 jobs to the…


Alliance Data to Expand Utah Operations

June 08 2017 - 1:09 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Rachel Stultz Alliance Data 614-729-4890 rachel.stultz@alliancedata.com Alliance Data to Expand Utah Operations SALT LAKE CITY (June 8, 2017)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced Columbus, Ohio-based Alliance Data will expand in Utah, adding hundreds of jobs to the community and…