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A Fan of Utah: Past Project Check-In

Twenty-five years ago, after an exhaustive search of western United States cities, Robinson Fans, headquartered in Zelienople, PA, selected a Salt Lake City location. The company established operations in a 100,000 square-foot industrial facility, hired some welders and steel fabricators and quietly went to work. Alan Rindlisbacher checks in with them.

Project Logo: GearLaunch Expands in Salt Lake City

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) are pleased to announce that GearLaunch has relocated its headquarters to Salt Lake City, bringing 15 new creative, technical, and management jobs to Utah.

Square to Open a Utah Industrial Bank: Five Questions for Frank Pignanelli

In what seems a lifetime ago, on March 18, the FDIC approved Square, Inc. to open an industrial bank in Utah. The significance of this may have been missed in light of other news. We recently caught up with Frank Pignanelli, executive director of the NAIB, to give us the national context and what the approval may mean for Utah’s financial services sector.

COVID-19 Economic Roundup for the Week of June 1

ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 business and Economic Response Task Force news of the past week.

COVID-19 Economic Roundup for the Week of May 25

ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 business and Economic Response Task Force news of the past week.

Economic Enlightenment: Five Questions for Rusty Hughes of Washington County

Rusty Hughes is interim director of St. George Area Economic Development, a public/private partnership created to direct the economic development of Washington County and its cities. We caught up with her to find out more about her economic development goals and principles, and the strengths of and challenges for the region’s economy.

COVID-19 Economic Roundup for the Week of May 18

ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 business and Economic Response Task Force news of the past week.

Putting the Open Sign Back Out: Five Questions for San Juan and Kane Counties

We caught up with three local economic development leaders to learn about two newly launched and collaboratively developed consumer confidence and awareness campaigns – Kane County’s “Above and Beyond” and San Juan County’s “The San Juan Strong Promise.”

Diversification and Growth: Five Questions for R&O Construction’s Slade Opheikens

R&O Construction, a long-time EDCUtah investor, celebrates its 40-year anniversary this year. With about 180 employees across its offices in Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas the company works on projects ranging from retail to multifamily and even industrial construction. We caught up with the company’s second-generation CEO, Slade Opheikens, to learn more about their company and how they’re adapting in the age of COVID-19.

Call for Nominations: Annual EDCUtah Economic Development Awards 2020

Every year we celebrate the people and organizations that have made an impact on the economic landscape of Utah with the EDCUtah Economic Development Awards.

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