Life Science Companies, Education Partners Join to Launch Medical Innovations Pathways

Salt Lake City—Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with USA Funds, Utah life science industry partners, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) today announced the launch of the Utah Medical Innovations Pathways (MIP) program.

Utah Distance Races Some of the Best in the Nation

Exercise can be the most difficult activity to have motivation for, but when you have something to work towards, it becomes a goal worth achieving.

Utah Tops the List of Happiest States in America 2016

WalletHub’s analysts considered many elements to determine which states are home to the happiest Americans. In order to do so, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key metrics, ranging from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates. Our findings, additional expert commentary and a detailed methodology can be found below.

Investor Insights - Jeff Larsen, Marsh & McLennan Companies

We recently sat down with Jeff Larsen, Senior Vice President of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Jeff shared with us what Marsh does, how they help their clients, and gave us insight into the insurance industry.

The Site Selection Process Explained

A recent publication by Brand Acceleration, an Economic Development Marketing firm, gives a brief overview of the intricate process of site selection. EDCUtah works closely with site selectors as they serve their client's needs.

Research Weekly - Utah is #1 Again!

Each year Business Facilities magazine, an economic development and site selection website, publishes a report that ranks states and metro areas across a number of categories. 

Expert Opinion - Dr. Ross T. Whitaker, Computer Science

What does the educational environment supporting workforce development within Utah's IT industry look like? To answer that question EDCUtah sat down for a conversation with Dr. Ross T. Whitaker, director of the University of Utah School of Computing. 

Research Weekly - The Cost of the Olympic Games

Last week, Zions Bank reported the findings of an Oxford University study outlining spending trends at recent Olympic Games. The study indicated all Olympic Games over the past 30 years have cost at least $1 billion, an expense that may be financed by a combination of taxpayer money, government funding, and private contribution

Research Weekly - How Much Does Utah Spend on Education?

On the surface, it may appear that Utah does not place great enough emphasis on education. Utah is often cited as spending the least amount per-pupil for K-12 public education in the nation at $6,555. New York, comparatively, spends the most per-pupil at $19,818.

Utah Cities Ranked #1 and #2 for Fastest Job Growth in the Nation

With an economy that some believe is marching towards full employment, annual job growth nationally is slowing down. But some cities in the south and west of the country — where labor markets are coming from a lower base — are currently in the throes of strong headline job growth. 


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