News: 2016

Salt Lake City to Consider Scrapping Height Limits for Potential Convention Hotel

Two hotel sites are being considered within the existing Salt Palace Convention Center footprint — a possibility that has led to a proposed zoning change on a four-square-block piece of the downtown property.

Utah Unemployment Rate at 3.7 Percent

SALT LAKE CITY — The number of Utahns looking for work has caused a slight uptick in the state's jobless rate, a new report indicates.

Eight State Grants to Create 84 Rural Jobs

Eight rural Utah companies will get post-performance grants to expand operations, creating 84 new jobs and stimulating private investments totaling $1.9 million.

Social Media Analytics Company NUVI Moves to Lehi, Powered in Part by Athlete Staff

Hundreds of Spectators enter the building for a tour during the ribbon cutting of a larger headquarters for NUVI, a social media giant in Draper on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Sammy Jo Hester, Daily Herald

Orbital ATK Completes Installation of World's Largest Solid Rocket Motor for Upcoming Ground Test

The five-segment solid rocket motor that will be used for NASA's Space Launch System has been installed in a specialized test stand and is being prepared for a June 28 ground test in Promontory, Utah. (Photo: Business Wire) Announces New Venture With Tech Investor, a Utah-based family history and consumer genomics company worth an estimated $2.6 billion, announced two new investments Friday that company leaders say signals further worldwide interest in family history. Deseret News

Vista Outdoor Hosts Utah's 2016 Outdoor "Concept to Company" Innovation Contest

CLEARFIELD, Utah, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Outdoor Inc.(NYSE: VSTO), a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets, announced today that it will host Utah's 2016 "Concept to Company" Outdoor Innovation contest po

Salt Lake County Job Growth Ranked No. 3 Among Nation's Large Counties

Salt Lake County ranked No. 3 for job growth between 2013 and 2014 among the 50 counties nationally with the most employees, a new study says. The U.S.

Utah is the Place for Bio-engineering; New Devices are Changing Lives

Blackrock Microsystems maintenance engineer Chrisman Cook puts electrode arrays underneath a microscope at the company's office in Research Park in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Chris Samuels, Deseret News

Peek to Open Regional Office in Utah

Salt Lake City—The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced that Peek will open a regional office in Utah, adding up to 100 jobs.


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