News: 2016

EDCUtah Releases FY 15-16 Annual Report

2015-2016 has been one of the most successful years for the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) in its 29-year history. The release of the EDCUtah Annual Report highlights the commitment of companies to create or retain nearly 15,000 jobs and invest close to $1 billion dollars in capital investment, all stemming from 20 project wins.

Edwards Retiring from Job Seeking Jobs

A search committee has been set up to find a replacement for Jeff Edwards, who is retiring Nov. 1 after a decade as the president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah.

Event Summary - UTC Gala

This year’s Utah Technology Council (UTC) Gala held at the Grand America Hotel celebrated UTC’s 25th anniversary and inducted three individuals into the UTC Hall of Fame . . . “[It] was a great celebration of the history of IT in Utah."

Industry Spotlight - Economic Development & Planning

Max Backlund is a Business Development Manager at EDCUtah and a holds a Masters Degree in City and Metropolitan Planning and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.

Ogden, Utah in Top Ten Places to Work in Manufacturing

Some places in America are bucking the trend and are in fact great places for someone who wants to work in manufacturing.

Event Summary - Governor's GS&O Mission in New York

On September 19th and 20th EDCUtah and the Governor’s Office made their way to New York to meet with several companies about investment in Utah.These meetings resulted in success again.

Event Summary - Toronto Global Strategy and Outreach Mission

EDCUtah recently completed its first international Global Strategy and Outreach mission with a very successful trip to Toronto. Nine out of the twelve Toronto targets turned into leads, meaning that those companies wanted to continue the conversation about expanding into Utah.

Research Weekly - Utah Employment Growth

St. George, Utah deserves some serious kudos. From August 2015 to August 2016, St. George had the largest percentage increase in employment of any of the 381 metro areas in the nation at 7.1%. St.

Private/Public Sector Talk Pleasant Grove Economic Development

Prompted by a grant from the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Pleasant Grove held its first economic summit Friday, hoping to bring economic development players together in one room.

The Arts Thrive in Utah

A new list put together by the National Endowment for the Arts puts Utah at the top for the percentage of adults who take advantage of our state's large, varied and thriving arts scene. That's wonderful news, for a whole symphony of reasons.


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