COVID-19 Economic Roundup for the Week of June 15
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.
DWS is holding a virtual job fair statewide on June 30 for 10 am to 1 pm. Job seekers can sign up at jobs.utah.gov while prospective employers can register for a “booth” by contacting a DWS representative. More info here.
Workforce and Infrastructure - Utah Leads Together Version 4 is available here: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-leads-together/
As of June 22, Salt Lake County is still accepting applications for the Small Business Impact Grant. The $40 million grant program is a COVID-19 relief program for small businesses in the county. Grants will be awarded through one-time payments up to $35,000 to eligible businesses that apply. More here.
We checked in with the non-profit FutureINDesign in Price, which we’ve covered in the recent past. They have been gaining momentum in soft-goods manufacturing, and they are hiring. Here’s a cool video they have put together: https://youtu.be/B0yx3X3dzok
News from an EDCUtah investor - To help provide additional support to students and families, Comcast announced it will continue to provide 60 days of free Internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers. Originally set to expire on June 30, the free offer will now be available through the end of this year. More here: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/comcast-extends-free-internet-service-new-internet-essentials-customers
Restart Partners — a new nonprofit fostering collaboration among state and government leaders for acquiring personal protection equipment (PPE), encouraging the wearing of masks, and providing data to help leaders restart economies — recently posted video interviews with EDCUtah’s Stephanie Frohman and the State’s Michael Glenn about Utah’s PPE Push Pack program. https://restart.us/community/
The Site Selectors Guild posted a webinar recently entitled “Doing Deals During COVID-19"...hosting virtual site tours, capitalizing on reshoring opportunities, and programs and incentives that would make communities more competitive. https://siteselectorsguild.com/webinars/
Day in and day out in our pipeline of active corporate expansion projects, the two largest sectors are IT and Manufacturing. Want to learn more? Our Research team just updated the Utah industry profiles for both. You can find these comprehensive documents at www.edcutah.org/research.