News: 2017

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?

A skier swaps a resort stay for Salt Lake City’s vibrant downtown

Salt Lake City seemed to be a good place to try. Since hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, it certainly had developed a much more cosmopolitan character. . .Further investigation was warranted, along with maybe hitting four major ski resorts.

Utah Gains More than 1,700 Solar Jobs in 2016

National Solar Jobs Census finds solar employment in Utah increased by 65 percent

Fifty by Fifty: EDCUtah Develops Tool to Compare Locations Using 50 Metrics Across all 50 States

Expanding or relocating businesses often struggle to quantitatively compare sites when making location decisions. Fifty by Fifty (50x50), a new tool developed by the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), will help make the analysis much easier.

Charon Technologies Announces Expansion in Logan, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Charon Technologies and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) today announced that the engineering company, known for a passion for solving tough problems in a variety of disciplines, will expand in Logan, Utah creating 20 jobs in electrical engineering and computer science.

Office Market Delivers Most Space in More Than a Decade

The confidence of both office developers and users continues to solidify; for the first time since 2007, construction levels surpassed 1 million square feet, as Salt Lake County delivered 1.2 million square feet of new office space during 2016. 

Event Summary - Sundance Site Selection & Cinema Event

For the last 10 years, EDCUtah has held an annual site selector familiarization tour in conjunction with the opening weekend of the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance provides Utah with an attractive “hook” to get this key group of stakeholders to commit their weekends to visiting the state and learning more about our unique economic development value proposition. 

Event Summary - St. George Economic Summit

EDCUtah recently held a reception in Southern Utah at The Entrada Country Club that coincided with the St. George Area Economic Summit. The event was a success for Utah on many levels.


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