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Research Weekly - Utah Beats Competing States for Most Productive Employees

In 2015, the Utah Foundation in conjunction with EDCUtah, reached out to Utah companies who also have a presence in other states to discover the differences between employees at their various locations. The companies were asked to rank employees from each of their locations utilizing a number of metrics, including the productivity, education, and turnover of these employees. In December 2015, the Utah Foundation published their findings in a research report: “Is this the Place?”

Unique Partnership Results in Top Rank for Utah Solar Solution

Hunt Electric Inc. is proud to announce that the strategic partnership with  Brahma Group, as Brahma Hunt, has earned the combined team with recognition as the #1 Commercial Solar Contractor in Utah and #2 in the United States.

Event Review - Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Global Strategy and Outreach, EDCUtah’s proactive outreach team, executed a recruitment campaign focused on the Outdoor Retailer's Summer Market trade show.

EDCUtah Rolls Out its New Website

It's dynamic…It's mobile-friendly…It's full of content…It's EDCUtah's new website. "We hope the new site will be a terrific resource for our investors as well as our clients," says Stephanie Frohman, EDCUtah's director of global strategy and outreach.

Air Force declares F-35A Combat Ready

Utah's Hill Air Force Base is home to the first squadron of full-service F-35A fighter jets in the Air Force. These planes can now be sent into combat operations anywhere in the world.

Duncan Aviation Announces Expansion: Persistence and Collaboration Win the Day

With Duncan Aviation's announcement last week that it will add 700 jobs and make a $50 million capital investment in its current Provo operations, EDCUtah capped one of the longest running projects in its history. "The project, which began more than a decade ago, is a case study in collaboration between government leaders on many levels and economic developers, overcoming obstacles and building relationships for the long term," says EDCUtah President and CEO Jeff Edwards. 

How to Maintain Utah's Nation-Leading Economic Performance

Utah is frequently recognized as the nation’s best state for business and having the best economy. Accolades recently came from CNBC, the most-watched business network in the world. In reporting its annual “best state for business” scorecard, CNBC said, “Utah blows by the competition,” well ahead of Texas, Colorado, Minnesota and North Carolina, which rounded out the top five states for business.

Research Weekly - The Benefits of Utah's Population Density

Utah spans more than 82,190 square miles and has a population of roughly three million. In contrast, greater Sacramento has a population of about 2.5 million in just under 7,500 square miles. At first glance Utah may seem to lack population density, but if you look closer that isn’t the case. 

Event Review - AUVSI Automated Vehicle Symposium

EDCUtah attended the AUVSI Automated Vehicle Symposium July 20th in San Francisco. The show was composed of over 30 vendors and 1,100 attendes from companies like Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and Hyundai. Discussions and breakout sessions were centered around the rapidly growing driverless and automated vehicle industry.

PWC Ranks Utah #3 Best State for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness

This is the third consecutive year of this analysis and we continue to refine our methodology to provide the most meaningful comparison of states and countries regarding the manufacturing environment for aerospace companies.

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