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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…


Utah #1 Best State for Employment – U.S. News

March 13 2017 - 4:58 pm
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Employment holds 30 percent of the weight in ranking the Best States for economy. This subcategory evaluates three major metrics: unemployment rate, job growth and labor force participation rate. While the labor force participation rate measures the percentage that is either employed or actively looking for a job, the unemployment rate delves deeper to measure…


Biomerics to Build Corporate HQ in Utah

March 09 2017 - 12:00 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Aden Hirtle Biomerics, Marketing Communications Manager 801-355-2705 ahirtle@biomerics.com Biomerics to Build Corporate HQ in Utah SALT LAKE CITY (March 9, 2017)—Biomerics and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced the medical device plastics manufacturer will build its corporate headquarters in…


Ben Hart Named GOED Deputy Director

March 01 2017 - 3:43 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Ben Hart Named GOED Deputy Director SALT LAKE CITY (March 1, 2017)—Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), has appointed Benjamin Hart as deputy director. Hart previously served two years as managing director of Urban and Rural…


Orbital ATK Donation Encourages STEM Learning In Utah Schools

February 27 2017 - 2:59 pm
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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov Bryan Warren, Orbital ATK 801-388-3765 bryan.warren@orbitalatk.com Orbital ATK Donation Encourages STEM Learning In Utah Schools Utah STEM Action Center receives 500 Computers SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 27, 2017)– Orbital ATK today announced an in-kind donation of approximately 500 personal computers to the…


GOED’s Ben Hart Named UACTE Champion of the Year

February 06 2017 - 10:08 am
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Click here for photo News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov GOED’s Ben Hart Named UACTE Champion of the Year SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 6, 2017)—Benjamin Hart, managing director of Urban and Rural Business Services at the Governor’s Office of Economic of Development (GOED), has been named the Utah…


Utah tech leaders unite on Capitol Hill to advance workforce initiatives

January 30 2017 - 12:50 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director (801) 755-3085 edwards@utah.gov Utah tech leaders unite on Capitol Hill to advance workforce initiatives SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 30, 2017)— Less than a week after Gov. Herbert announced Talent Ready Utah in his State of the State address, Utah tech leaders joined legislators for…


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…


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GOED Announces Recipients of 2017 Tech Commercialization Grant

January 19 2017 - 11:42 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Company descriptions are available here Contact: Sara Adelman GOED Public Information Officer 801-538-8817 sadelman@utah.gov GOED Announces Recipients of 2017 Tech Commercialization Grant SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 19, 2017)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program (TCIP) has awarded grants to 20 Utah companies and university teams…


Op-ed: Utah will forge its recreation future through collaboration – Tom Adams

January 17 2017 - 9:01 am
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As Utah’s Outdoor Recreation director, I love the chance that this semi-annual trade show gives me, not just to see terrific new gear, but also to interact with a community of adventure-seeking entrepreneurs who love Utah’s rivers, ranges and deserts. Because of their interest and expertise, these business leaders understandably have strong and diverse opinions…