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.


The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced the Utah COVID-19 PPE Support Grant program, known as “Safe In Utah.” The $5 million program starts July 20 and provides grants to businesses to improve workplace safety for workers and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. To see requirements and apply, please visit:


Thursday, July 30 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, DWS is holding a virtual statewide job fair. To register for a company booth, contact your local Workforce Development Specialist at

To register as a job seeker, go to Create an account or sign in to ‘My Job Search’. Find the virtual job fair on your calendar, and select the event. 


News from a partner organization - The Utah Black Chamber has launched a new online portal to help consumers connect with local Black-owned businesses. The site is designed to enable customers to easily find and support Black-owned businesses across the state.


News from an EDCUtah investor – Newmark Frank Grubb is managing the leasing of the new 332,100-sf Class A office building going in at 650 Main St. in Salt Lake City. Construction just broke ground on this ten-story building.


A #maskuputah #staysafestayopenut message from Val Hale (GOED, Derek Miller (SL Chamber) and Theresa Foxley (EDCUtah):


The location quotient (aka labor density) of Utah’s Financial Services industry makes it a great place for banks and fintechs to expand. Our Research team just updated the industry profile of this key sector. You can find this and other comprehensive documents at


Fun fact: Go, Aggies! The #NEOWISE comet is named for the telescope that discovered it in March, and that telescope was built at USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, UT. SDL is one of Utah’s aerospace industry assets. 




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