News: November 2016

How Grounded F-35s Returned To Flight

It’s been just three months since the U.S. Air Force declared the long-awaited F-35A ready for combat. But already the joint government-Lockheed Martin operation that manages the world’s largest fighter program has overcome a major hurdle . . .

Salt Lake City a mecca for skiers and riders

Traditionally, ski vacations consist of finding a top-notch resort, good deals on lift tickets, airfare, and slope-side hotel or condo, and a nice selection of restaurants nearby. Now, imagine a capital city that provides a sophisticated metropolitan vibe as well as quick and easy access to more than a half dozen outstanding resorts.  Say hello to Salt Lake City.

Natalie Gochnour - Utah Inland Port Feasibility

At this year's Utah Global Forum Natalie Gochnour, Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, presented the findings of the research study done by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute regarding an Inland Port in Utah.

Event Summary - Utah Global Forum

EDCUtah recently attended the Utah Global Forum and witnessed a variety of successes for Utah.

Utah adventure: welcome to the Louvre of natural landscapes

This year marks a century of the US National Park Service, and it’s an anniversary well worth celebrating – it’s in the American wilderness that the true wonder of this colossal country shines through. 

GOED Appoints Three Industry Consultants

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 3, 2016)—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has appointed three industry consultants to oversee strategic growth in the aerospace, financial services and life science sectors.

Event Summary - Women in Economic Development Conference

EDCUtah recently attended the 7th annual Women in Economic Development Conference in Chicago, Illinois and was thrilled to see the growing opportunity for leadership in the industry.

Research Weekly - Benefits of a Slowing Job Growth Rate

Utah has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at 3.4%, which is an indicator of a strong economy. However, a low unemployment rate does bring its own economic development challenges. Many Utah companies struggle to find qualified labor because our unemployment rate is so low.


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