News: 2018

Fox File #75: The Fox Files is Back

The Fox Files is a weekly message from EDCUtah President & CEO Theresa Foxley.

The Best Real Estate in Silicon Slopes

With the upcoming move to bring the Utah State Prison out of Draper and into Salt Lake City’s northwest quadrant, more than 700 acres are going to be up for grabs in the next few years—and city and state officials, along with city’s mayor Troy Walker, are going to make the most of this chance to craft the future of the Point of the Mountain.

HealthEquity to Expand Headquarters in Utah

HealthEquity, Inc., the nation’s largest independent health savings account (HSA) custodian, will expand their operations in Draper, UT adding up to 500 jobs, $10 million in new state revenue and an estimated $27 million in capital investment.

The Nation's Top States for Tax Climate Includes Utah

Utah earned a top-10 spot on The Tax Foundation’s 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index, a report that enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. 

Utah: 6th Best Economy in the U.S.

According to a new report by Business Insider, Utah is a top-10 economy, ranked 6th in the United States, based on its unemployment rate, job growth, per-capita GDP, GDP growth, average weekly wages, and wage growth.

EDCUtah Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from IEDC

WASHINGTON, DC (October 02, 2018)—The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Industry Profiles, in the category of General Purpose Print Brochure from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Transforming Tech Training in the Silicon Slopes: A Visit to Salt Lake City’s Pluralsight

Walk down any street in Salt Lake City and the chances are that, in sharp contrast to the pancake-flat city centre, you’ll see picturesque mountains on the horizon. This is the great outdoors where America comes to play, with skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and more on offer.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Touts the State’s Growing Life Sciences Industry at the 2018 MedTech Conference

Governor Herbert took the stage earlier this week at the AdvaMed 2018 MedTech Conference in Philadelphia., PA, to tell the story of Utah’s growing life sciences industry.

Which Locations Are Drawing FinTech Companies? Salt Lake City is #5

As financial technology, or “FinTech,” grows from an obscure corner of the digital market to a source of mainstream trends and broad-reaching innovations, the cities that cultivate FinTech companies are no longer limited to large, traditional financial centers.

Utah’s Strategic Clusters: Performance, Benefits, Workforce Needs, and Rural Utah

The University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute has published a new study on the performance of Utah’s six "strategic clusters," or target industries for the state's economic development efforts.


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