News: December 2015

Utah's Unicorns, How "Silicon Slopes" is Gaining Momentum

It’s snowing this time of year along the Wasatch Front, a patch of connected cities spreading from Ogden to Provo, that some in Utah refer to as the “Silicon Slopes.” But this part of the Rockies isn’t just turning out large amounts of fluffy, white stuff, it also seems to be produc

Blockbuster Year for Movie-Makers in Utah

(KUTV) The Utah Film Commission says 2015 was a blockbuster year for movie-makers in Utah.

How Do Wages, Education and Age Contribute to Utah's Workforce Skills Gap?

SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Weber admits having to hire 300 new employees in one year can be a good problem to have as a young company.

Utah's First Utility-Scale Solar Energy Plant Amps Up to Deliver

Eight years of hard work and vision came to fruition Thursday upon the completion and commissioning of Utah’s first, fully-functional, utility-sized solar power plant Utah Red Hills Renewable Park located in Parowan.

GOED Aid Goes to HealthEquity & RAM

A financial-services company in Draper and an aerospace-parts manufacturer in St. George received state tax incentives worth nearly $1 million Thursday from the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) board.

Stadler Rail to Open Temporary Utah Operation

A rail-car maker at the center of a recent controversial Switzerland trip by Utah Transit Authority board members and state lawmakers will open temporary operations in Utah, the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced Thursday.

Utah Envisions Refugees as Savvy Programmers

Lehi • Dusenge Raheli would like to join the robotics club, but a babysitting gig watching her 3-year-old nephew eats up her afternoons.

Italian cycling parts firm selects Ogden for most recent expansion

Ogden's ambition to be a recreation-industry hub got a boost this week when the Governor's Office of Economic Development board provided an incentive to attract an Italian bicycle-parts manufacturer to the area.

Economic performance study calls Utah 'most fundamentally sound state'

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is among the most industrious states in the nation, according to a new study ranking states by their economic vitality and high-tech performance.

Federal agency opens satellite office in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City—The Program Support Center (PSC), the shared services agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has found a new home in Salt Lake City. The agency hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting Friday with Deputy Assistant Secretary Paul S.


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