News: 2021

Project Tiger: Nucor Announces Plans to Build TrueCore Facility in Utah

Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) plans to build a TrueCore manufacturing facility in Brigham City, Utah. The new facility is expected to be operational in 2022 and will employ 50 team members.

Project Pinch: Scorpion to Open Utah Office

Scorpion will open an office in Utah, adding up to 1,007 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next five years. The company projects capital expenditures of $18.9 million associated with the expansion.

Project Steeplechase II: Facebook’s Eagle Mountain Data Center Expansion

Facebook is expanding its Eagle Mountain data center campu­­s by more than 900,000 square feet with two new buildings. Once completed, this data center will represent an investment of more than $1 billion. 

Five Questions for Keith Marmer of the PIVOT Center

In September 2020, the University of Utah formed the Partners for Innovations, Ventures, Outreach & Technologies (PIVOT) Center. The new center drives the U’s centralized, integrated efforts for technology commercialization, corporate engagement and economic engagement with the broader Utah community. We caught up with Keith Marmer, the U’s Chief Innovation & Economic Engagement Officer, to learn more about PIVOT Center.

Project Success: Orgill Continues Investment in Hurricane, Utah

Orgill, Inc. is expanding its existing operations in Hurricane, Utah.​ The company has a current footprint of 234 employees and a 540,000 square-foot distribution center, and plans to build a 427,000 square-foot addition and hire 157 new employees over the next 10 years. 

DEI and the Chevron Way

Energy company Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are a part of their daily operations in Utah and beyond. We spoke with Blair Blackwell, Corporate Affairs Manager, and Kristina Brown, Corporate Affairs Representative, at the company’s Utah refinery to learn more. 

Utah Metros Top Milken List

The Milken Institute has published their Best-Performing Cities Index for 2021, and five Utah metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) are in the Top Ten (large and small categories).

Project Beach: Novacoast Opts for Orem

Cybersecurity firm Novacoast is expanding its Utah presence, and is likely to add 80+ jobs within two years.

Expansion Update: Route App, Inc. to Bring 3,353 Jobs to Lehi

Route App, Inc. will expand its Utah location, adding up to 3,353 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next 11 years. The company projects capital expenditure of $17 million associated with the expansion.

Project Cruiser/Zeus: Carvana Parks Itself in Utah

Carvana plans to open an Inspection and reconditioning center in Tooele City, and to add 173 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next seven years. The company projects capital expenditures of $42.5 million associated with the expansion, and hundreds of additional jobs are anticipated as the company ramps up.


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