Industry Spotlight - Economic Development & Planning

Max Backlund is a Business Development Manager at EDCUtah and a holds a Masters Degree in City and Metropolitan Planning and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah.

Ogden, Utah in Top Ten Places to Work in Manufacturing

Some places in America are bucking the trend and are in fact great places for someone who wants to work in manufacturing.

Event Summary - Governor's GS&O Mission in New York

On September 19th and 20th EDCUtah and the Governor’s Office made their way to New York to meet with several companies about investment in Utah.These meetings resulted in success again.

Event Summary - Toronto Global Strategy and Outreach Mission

EDCUtah recently completed its first international Global Strategy and Outreach mission with a very successful trip to Toronto. Nine out of the twelve Toronto targets turned into leads, meaning that those companies wanted to continue the conversation about expanding into Utah.

Research Weekly - Utah Employment Growth

St. George, Utah deserves some serious kudos. From August 2015 to August 2016, St. George had the largest percentage increase in employment of any of the 381 metro areas in the nation at 7.1%. St.

Private/Public Sector Talk Pleasant Grove Economic Development

Prompted by a grant from the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Pleasant Grove held its first economic summit Friday, hoping to bring economic development players together in one room.

The Arts Thrive in Utah

A new list put together by the National Endowment for the Arts puts Utah at the top for the percentage of adults who take advantage of our state's large, varied and thriving arts scene. That's wonderful news, for a whole symphony of reasons.

Fortune: Let's Hear It for the Beehive State's Entrepreneurs

Fortune is having a Utah moment. Or maybe, Utah is having a Utah moment.

Fortune Magazine: Here's Why Utah Is a Magnet for Tech Startups

There are four $1-billion-plus tech startups in the state, and at least two other firms that hit that threshold before being acquired by private equity. All of which raises the question: What makes Utah’s “Silicon Slopes” such fertile ground for successful startups?

Forbes Ranks Utah City #2 for Jobs this Fall

Provo, Utah, located along the Wasatch front, ranks #2 among the best cities for business. At 31% projected job increase, Provo follows Honolulu, Hawaii at 33%. In past years, Utah was merely considered a “fly over” state. However, since the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002, Utah is rising to the top.


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