News: 2020

What Site Selectors Are Saying: The Growing Role of Diversity on Location Decisions

EDCUtah staff captured the insights of some of the top site selectors in the country on how workforce diversity is beginning to play a more significant role in corporate location decisions. 

What Site Selectors are Saying: The Future of Office Space, Incentives, Reshoring, and Virtual Site Visits

Last week on a Site Selectors Guild webinar, several of the nation’s top site selectors shared their perspectives on the future of office projects and other topics in a post-COVID world. EDCUtah’s business development team compiled the following summary to share with our investors, and we added some commentary.

EDCUtah Names Colby Cooley as VP of Business Development

Experienced project manager takes reins of corporate recruitment efforts The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) announced today the promotion of Colby Cooley to vice president of business development.

Project Applewood: Traeger Pellet Grills To Expand Salt Lake City HQ

Project Applewood - Traeger Pellet Grills will expand its headquarters in Salt Lake City, creating up to 120 new high-paying jobs in the next seven years. The company projects capital expenditures of $24 million associated with the expansion.  

Update: Airborne ECS To Expand Its St. George Office

Airborne ECS will expand its facility in St. George, Utah, creating up to 73 new high-paying jobs in the next seven years.  The company projects capital expenditures of $20 million associated with the expansion.

Utah and Financial Services Industry Careers

Utah is a great place for a financial services career!

Project Loomis: United Radio to Expand Operations in Utah

United Radio will expand its remanufacturing operations in Salt Lake City as part of its strategic growth plans.

Governor Declares New State of Emergency - 11/08/2020 - FAQs

Details of the Governor's executive order that makes changes to the state's COVID restrictions

Utah MSAs and the Latest Cost of Living Stats

EDCUtah’s research team regularly provides data for the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER) quarterly Cost of Living (COLI) Study. The 3Q2020 national stats were released Oct. 19. 

Home Reserve Doubles Down on Ogden

Globally COVID-19 has boosted manufacturing and e-commerce to new heights, particularly in product lines that involve home improvement.


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