The Return of Site Visits: Five Questions for Mike Flynn

In nearly two decades in economic development, EDCUtah chief operating officer Mike Flynn had seen nothing like the recent pandemic-driven hiatus in site visits. But times are changing.

EDCUtah Staff Changes

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) is excited to announce the following staffing changes.  

Exit Interview: A Conversation with David Lang of Goldman Sachs

For what she calls his “exit interview,” EDCUtah’s Theresa Foxley sat down with David Lang of Goldman Sachs, who recently announced his retirement after more than 25 years with the firm including 12 years leading the Utah operation. He has also served on the EDCUtah Board of Trustees. Here is their conversation.

Excuse Busters, Unicorns and Commitment to Community – a Conversation with Zions Bank

Thanks to Zions Bank for providing us with the seventh in a series of case studies covering the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) best practices of leading Utah businesses. We sat down with Tom Morgan, EVP of Retail, Business Banking and Omni Channel Banking, and Sui Lang L. Panoke, SVP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, to hear more about Zions Bank’s enduring commitment to DEI.

San Juan County Economic Development & Visitor Services Director Job Posting

San Juan County has an opening for a new Economic Development & Visitor Services Director.

Project Air: R-Zero Brings New Wave of Biosafety Innovation to Utah

R-Zero, a biosafety start-up modernizing infection prevention via a holistic, tech-native disinfection platform, has selected Utah for its corporate headquarters. The company expects to double its current headcount to 100 employees by the end of 2021, focusing on building critical mass in the greater Salt Lake City area. 

Weekly Commercial Update

One of our favorite adaptations to pandemic has been the Weekly Commercial Report from David Stahl of EDCUtah investor Hillcrest Bank. It’s a quick read of important national, state, and local economic news delivered to your email address.

The What and Why of DEI at Mortenson

We caught up with Maja Rosenquist, Senior Vice President; Joffrey Wilson, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI); and Salt Lake Business Development Executive, Josh Caldwell, to learn more about Mortenson’s practices.

Project Alaska: Denali Therapeutics Joins Salt Lake City’s Life Sciences Hub

Denali Therapeutics, Inc. plans to open an office in Utah, potentially adding up to 100 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next 10 years. The expansion includes capital expenditures of $40 million.

Project Moon: Sunwest Bank to Expand in Sandy

Sunwest Bank will be expanding its office in Utah, adding up to 63 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next five years. The expansion includes capital expenditures of $250,000.


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