News: May 2020

COVID-19 Economic Roundup for the Week of May 18

ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 business and Economic Response Task Force news of the past week.

Putting the Open Sign Back Out: Five Questions for San Juan and Kane Counties

We caught up with three local economic development leaders to learn about two newly launched and collaboratively developed consumer confidence and awareness campaigns – Kane County’s “Above and Beyond” and San Juan County’s “The San Juan Strong Promise.”

Diversification and Growth: Five Questions for R&O Construction’s Slade Opheikens

R&O Construction, a long-time EDCUtah investor, celebrates its 40-year anniversary this year. With about 180 employees across its offices in Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas the company works on projects ranging from retail to multifamily and even industrial construction. We caught up with the company’s second-generation CEO, Slade Opheikens, to learn more about their company and how they’re adapting in the age of COVID-19.

Call for Nominations: Annual EDCUtah Economic Development Awards 2020

Every year we celebrate the people and companies that have made an impact on the economic landscape of Utah with the EDCUtah Economic Development Awards.

Facebook Supports Utah County COVID-19 Relief Efforts

With a data center in Eagle Mountain, Facebook is an actively member of the community and is helping those in need.

COVID-19 Economic Roundup for the Week of May 11

ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 business and Economic Response Task Force news of the past week.

Project Stockton: Malouf to Make Significant Investment in Cache County

Malouf will expand its operations in Utah, creating 1,195 new jobs with capital expenditure of $120 million.

Project Bandaid 2: GoHealth to Bring 1,100+ More Jobs to Utah

GoHealth, LLC will expand its Utah presence creating up to 1,159 high-paying jobs in the next five years.

Project Oval: Anglepoint Growing in Lindon

Anglepoint Group, Inc. will expand its Lindon, Utah location, creating up to 93 high-paying jobs in the next five years.

A Virtual Town Hall Conversation with Site Selector Gray Swoope

Gray Swoope is the president & CEO of VisionFirst Advisors, a site selection consulting group in Florida. In addition to his work in site selection, Gray spent numerous years working in economic development, including as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Florida. In April, Gray joined EDCUtah for a virtual town hall on COVID-19’s impact on the site selection process. We captured the highlights of his conversation with EDCUtah COO Mike Flynn during the virtual meeting.

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