News: February 2017

Utah Ranks #7 Best State by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report released their 2016 Best States report and Utah was ranked #7. (1 min. read)

Americold Breaks Ground on Clearfield, Utah Expansion

EDCUtah CEO Theresa Foxley participated in a groundbreaking for Americold. EDCUtah, along with Clearfield City, assisted Americold through their decision to expand in Utah. (3 min. read)

Research Weekly – Attracting Transportation and Distribution Facilities

What does it take to attract a transportation or distribution facility? Access to transportation, quality of roads, and absence of perpetually congested areas are all important factors. (3 min read)

2017 Business Expansion and Legislative Update

EDCUtah partnered with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to host a dinner for members of the Utah State Legislature featuring past EDCUtah and GOED projects about why they choose Utah and what they love about doing business in the beehive state. (Video, 3 min.)

The Best (and Worst) States for Business

Utah is this year’s best state for business. The state’s labor market and regulatory climate are particularly business friendly compared to other states.

Sweden, Germany or USA? Packsize Selects Utah for International Headquarters

Packsize is a pioneer in “on-demand packaging systems,” a technology that allows companies to create custom boxes for their products, reducing packaging volume by about 40 percent.

Event Summary - SIA Snow Show

Utah was well represented at the Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show in Denver, Colorado which provided great potential for growth in Utah’s outdoor products industry.

Production Line: Medical Innovations Pathways program is helping assemble a workforce

Utah’s medical device industry is growing quickly—so quickly that it threatens to outpace the state’s ability to provide enough workers to fill the skilled jobs the industry requires.

U.S. Solar Market Soars in 2016, Utah Now Sixth Largest State for Solar

Boston, Mass. and Salt Lake City—In its biggest year to date, the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,625 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) installed in 2016. This represents a 95 percent increase over 2015’s then record-breaking 7,493 MW.

Salt Lake City, Utah is ranked #10 of Best Cities to live in

The United States is filled with incredible cities, each with its own set of credentials and clout to attract visitors from around the world. But which spots are actually the places to live?


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