News: 2016

Utah's Startup Santa is Making a Difference for Needy Kids

It's that time of year again and everyone is in that giving mood, including Utah’s Tech Companies.

Event Summary- NBAA Tradeshow

During the first week of November, EDCUtah attended the NBAA tradeshow in Orlando, Florida. With about 27,000 attendees, more than 1,100 exhibitors, and over 120 aircraft on display, the tradeshow was a success on all accounts.

HealthEquity Creates Employment Opportunities in Rural Utah

PRICE, UT (Nov. 29, 2016)—HealthEquity, Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), a nationwide health savings account administrator, announced a new hiring initiative to meet both their needs and those of residents in Carbon County, Utah.

Event Summary - New York City Mission

EDCUtah recently took a trip to New York City to continue the proactive recruiting efforts led by the Global Strategy & Outreach (GS&O) team.

Industry Spotlight - Manufacturing Programs in Utah

Manufacturing jobs built the American middle class and created the world’s most innovative economy. Though the United States has experienced a recent decline in these jobs, there is a positive trajectory for the future of domestic manufacturing.

Expert Opinion - Vicki Varela Managing Director of Tourism, Film, and Global Branding

EDCUtah recently sat down with Vicki Varela, Managing Director of Tourism, Film, and Global Branding for the state of Utah.

Governor's Response to Forbes' #1 Ranking of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 16, 2016) — Forbes magazine today named Utah the 2016 Best State for Business and Careers. Utah has ranked no. 1 on the list six out of the last seven years, with 2016 marking the third consecutive year in the top spot.

Forbes Ranks Utah as the Best State for Business for the 3rd Year in a Row

Forbes 11th annual Best States for Business list measures which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed going forward. Leading the way for the third straight year is Utah, which also ranked on top between 2010 and 2012. Only Virginia in 2013 interrupted Utah’s reign this decade as the Best State for Business.

Event Summary - ECONOMIX

EDCUtah recently had the opportunity to attend ECONOMIX, a conference for economic developers and site selectors. The conference held classes specifically designed to help economic developers and site selectors build relationships and establish good processes for doing this kind of work.

Research Weekly - Where Does Utah's Population Growth Come From?

Population growth can tell an interesting story about a state. In particular, it can talk to the economic suitability of a state for a business considering relocation.


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