News: June 2017

Tech Hiring Could Be a Challenge for Second Half of 2017

Twenty-one percent of U.S. CIOs plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams in the second half of 2017, but finding the right talent could be a struggle, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trends Report. (2 min. read)

Utah Maintains AAA Credit Rating from All Major Rating Agencies

Utah one of 10 states to receive a AAA rating from all three rating agencies. (2 min. read)

Utah Named #10 Among Best Places to Live

U.S. News analyzed the 100 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. (2 min. read)

Fox File #12 "Research, Research, Research"

The Fox Files is a weekly message from EDCUtah President & CEO Theresa Foxley. Research team completes a successful survey of existing businesses in Salt Lake City.  (2 min. read)

Utah Ranked #3 Best Economy

U.S. economic growth depends heavily on the performance of individual states. But some contribute more than others.​ WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key indicators of economic performance and strength. (2 min. read)

Salt Lake Among Top 15 Cities Where Millennials are Moving

Millennials are moving to America's cities — and not just the biggest ones. While places like New York City and Los Angeles remain millennial magnets, research from the Urban Land Institute shows that smaller cities, from Virginia Beach, Va., to Riverside, Calif., are actually seeing the most relative growth in their population of 25-to-34-year-olds. (2 min. read)

Utah Ranked #7 in U.S. News Best States Rankings

Some states shine in health care. Some soar in education. Some excel in both – or in much more. The Best States ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to measure how well states are performing for their citizens. (2 min. read)

Fox File #11 "Economic Development and Housing"

The Fox Files is a weekly message from EDCUtah President & CEO Theresa Foxley. Highlights from a panel on economic development and housing at the most recent EDCUtah Board of Advisors Meeting. (1 min. read)

Sundance Institute Brings $151 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Updated survey methodology and technology highlights at Least 71,600 attendees, $14 Million in state and local tax revenue, and 2,778 jobs supported. (3 min. read)  

Why Companies Need to Go Where the Skilled Workers Are

Leaders from Jones Lang LaSalle's Business Location Consulting share why the local talent pool should be the top consideration for businesses looking to relocate or expand. (3 min. read)

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