News: 2016

Fortune: Let's Hear It for the Beehive State's Entrepreneurs

Fortune is having a Utah moment. Or maybe, Utah is having a Utah moment.

Fortune Magazine: Here's Why Utah Is a Magnet for Tech Startups

There are four $1-billion-plus tech startups in the state, and at least two other firms that hit that threshold before being acquired by private equity. All of which raises the question: What makes Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” such fertile ground for successful startups?

Forbes Ranks Utah City #2 for Jobs this Fall

Provo, Utah, located along the Wasatch front, ranks #2 among the best cities for business. At 31% projected job increase, Provo follows Honolulu, Hawaii at 33%. In past years, Utah was merely considered a “fly over” state. However, since the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002, Utah is rising to the top.

Industry Spotlight - Manufacturing & Distribution

Engineers at the University of Utah have created a solution with a goal to help local manufacturers succeed. These engineers hope to “spur innovation” and “utilize technology” to help us remain competitive to manufacturers overseas.  

Research Weekly - The "Fed Rate" and How it Impacts Utah

This week, the Federal Open Market Committee will meet, as they do every eight weeks, and will discuss whether they will increase interest rates.

Life Science Companies, Education Partners Join to Launch Medical Innovations Pathways

Salt Lake City—Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with USA Funds, Utah life science industry partners, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) today announced the launch of the Utah Medical Innovations Pathways (MIP) program.

Utah Distance Races Some of the Best in the Nation

Exercise can be the most difficult activity to have motivation for, but when you have something to work towards, it becomes a goal worth achieving.

Utah Tops the List of Happiest States in America 2016

WalletHub’s analysts considered many elements to determine which states are home to the happiest Americans. In order to do so, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key metrics, ranging from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates. Our findings, additional expert commentary and a detailed methodology can be found below.

Investor Insights - Jeff Larsen, Marsh & McLennan Companies

We recently sat down with Jeff Larsen, Senior Vice President of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Jeff shared with us what Marsh does, how they help their clients, and gave us insight into the insurance industry.

The Site Selection Process Explained

A recent publication by Brand Acceleration, an Economic Development Marketing firm, gives a brief overview of the intricate process of site selection. EDCUtah works closely with site selectors as they serve their client's needs.


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