News: July 2020

Facebook and Eagle Mountain: Five Questions for William Marks

A new EDCUtah investor and a past corporate expansion project, Facebook is building a data center campus in Eagle Mountain, Utah. We caught up with William Marks, Facebook’s Community Development Manager in Utah, to ask about project progress, sustainability and solar, and the company’s COVID-19 response.

COVID-19 and Other Economic News Roundup for the Week of July 20

ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 and other relevant economic news of the past week.    

Fox File #95: A Pioneer Day Take on the FY2020 Year in Review

EDCUtah’s fiscal year just closed on June 30, 2020, and it was unlike any other in our organization’s history. Like the pioneers, we will have the opportunity to blaze new trails during this pandemic and in the post-covid economy. 

Two GOED Grant Programs Announced

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced two grant programs to support businesses impacted by the pandemic.

In the Blink of an Eye: Five Questions for Data Center Developer Wes Swenson

Long-time data center leader Wes Swenson has announced the launch of a new company, and the development of Utah’s largest hyperscale data center campus, to be located in West Jordan. This is big news for Utah's IT cluster, and demonstrates our state's strengths in the data center market. 

COVID-19 and Other Economic News Roundup for the Week of July 13

ICYMI - To help our investors keep track, we’ve compiled some of the top COVID-19 and other relevant economic news of the past week.  

Working on the Railroad: Five Questions for Union Pacific’s Nathan Anderson

Our national rail system is critical infrastructure but perhaps underappreciated. We caught up with Nathan Anderson, Senior Director, Public Affairs for Union Pacific, to find out how the railroad is evolving and adapting, and to learn some surprising facts about sustainability, drones, and more.

Project Pointer: 1-800Accountant Bringing New Jobs to Utah

1-800Accountant plans to open an office in Utah, creating up to 120 new high-paying jobs in the next five years. The company anticipates project-related capital expenditures of $211,000.

Project Clair: Trevco Opening Operations in West Valley City

Trevco is opening a manufacturing and distribution center in West Valley City, bringing upwards of 50 new jobs to Utah.

COVID-19 Economic Roundup for the Week of June 29

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.  

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