GOED Announces Rural Businesses of the Year Award Winners

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At Rural Day on the Hill today, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)  announced the winners of the Rural Businesses of the Year awards. “Utah has experienced unprecedented economic growth, but not all of Utah’s communities are full participants in this success,” said Gov. Herbert. “The 25K Job Initiative aims to improve economic success in all 25 counties by …

Locate.utah.gov combines with UtahSureSites.com to create full-service business resource

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The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Utah Broadband Outreach Center and Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) have partnered to add critical real estate data to Utah’s economic development map available at Locate.Utah.gov. The website redesign increases data accessibility and provides a more all-encompassing resource for businesses. Locate.Utah.gov, an award-winning website first launched in 2015, is a tool geared …

GOED Names World Trade Center Utah as Official International Business Promotion Organization

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The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has contracted with World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) to oversee the state’s international business promotion activities. “This formal, contracted partnership will leverage WTC Utah’s public-private partnerships for significant cost savings and increased efficiency in the state’s international business efforts,” said Val Hale, executive director of GOED. “World Trade Center Utah is a …

Digital Literacy Resources

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When it comes to Internet adoption, there seems to be a missing link between access and meaningful use.  While there are still significant barriers to Internet access for many Americans, policy makers and industry leaders are looking to the next step.  The meaningful use of technology and broadband Internet requires a digital skill set that many Americans are lacking.

Utah Tribes and Businesses Receive USDA Grants

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On September 30, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that PandoLabs in Park City, Epicenter in Green River, the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah and the Cedar Band of Paiutes will be the recipients of Rural Business Development Grants (RBDG). Rural Development State Director Dave Conine said that “these grants will support the emergence of small business in our rural communities, …

SBA to Host Small Business Forum in Salt Lake City

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Small business owners, representatives of local economic development organizations, trade groups and community leaders are invited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Acting National Ombudsman Yolanda Swift to discuss federal regulatory issues impacting small businesses in Utah on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This forum is an opportunity for the small business community to learn how the SBA’s Office of …