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News Release
For Immediate Release

March 3, 2014

Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director

State Business Website Shows Why Utah Ranks High
New business website punches above its weight

Salt Lake City, UTAH — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has launched its new, fully mobile interactive website to address the needs of businesses, facilitate growth and expansion in the state and keep the average citizen informed.

The new, just launched website,, is full of rich content and useful features for companies looking to expand or relocate to Utah. Corporate executives and site selection consultants can view pages focused on the state’s business environment, incentives, demographics and resources.

“An informative, easy to navigate website is an essential tool for business recruitment,” said GOED executive director Spencer P. Eccles. “Utah possesses one of the top economies in the nation and we wanted to create a website that had the capability to showcase that.”

The new website contains valuable content for current Utah business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals looking for business information about Utah. International experts created pages for companies interested in global trade expansion, while a whole section of the website is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs successfully start and grow a business.

One of the objectives of the website is to provide valuable content to ensure residents and legislators are informed about the economic progress being made in the state. For example, information is available on companies who have received post-performance tax incentives as far back as 2008. Users can look up an incented company and view GOED’s project summary, board motion, map of location and press release of the announcement.

In conjunction with the new website, GOED has expanded its social media channels to include FacebookGoogle+LinkedIn and Twitter. A stronger social media presence allows users to weigh in on the exciting things happening at GOED and Utah in general. Up-to-date information on trendsevents, and news highlights can be found on the GOED social media outlets. Anyone interested in keeping up on Utah trends should bookmark the new webpage and follow GOED on social media.


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.  For more information please contact:  Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or