News: December 2019

Economic excellence, air quality and other lessons from 2019

Scott Anderson's Dec. 26 op-ed in  the Deseret News covers a range of economic development topics.

Utah Continues “Podium” Streak in Forbes Best States for Business Ranking

Since 2007, Utah is the only state to have maintained a #3 or higher spot in the Forbes Best States for Business ranking.

Place Making - Five Questions for CenterCal’s Fred Bruning

Anyone who knows CenterCal Properties’ Fred Bruning won’t be surprised that he drops references to the Emperor Trajan and Toby Keith in the same interview. Fred shares his unique perspective on trends in retail and mixed-use development.

Utah Incentives Draws 10,000 New Jobs in 2019

Following five new companies announcing plans to expand in Utah this month alone, a look back at Utah's incentive program and its impact in 2019. 

Project Amino: GE Healthcare Life Sciences to Expand in Cache County

GE Healthcare Life Sciences will expand its operations in Utah. GE Healthcare Life Sciences hopes to create as many as 68 new jobs in the next five years.

Project Pawprint: Jack Wolfskin Joins Utah’s Outdoor Products Industry

Jack Wolfskin North America will expand its operations in Utah, creating 50 new jobs in the next five years.

Project Motion: BlueVine Expanding Its Fintech Footprint

BlueVine Capital Inc. will expand its operations in Utah, creating 1,449 new jobs in the next nine years.

Project Jetway: Breeze Aviation Takes Flight

Breeze Aviation will open a corporate headquarters in Utah, with plans to create 369 jobs in the next five years.

Project Basket: Weave Communications to Bring Nearly 1,000 Jobs to Utah

 Weave, one of Utah’s fastest-growing tech companies, will expand its operations in Utah, creating 997 new jobs in the next 10 years.

Computer Science Education To Increase in Utah Schools

Utah becomes the 12th state to enact a program to put computer science classes in every K12 public school. 

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