Software and IT Industries are Embedded in Utah’s Tech Community
How significant is software development and IT to Utah’s economy? Industry veteran David Bradford likes to remind people that two of the four largest software companies in the world in the 1980s and early 1990s—Novell and WordPerfec...July 2, 2012
Utah is the Ultimate Testing Ground for Outdoor Products Companies
Utah’s great outdoors is great for locals, tourists—and for manufacturing. The State’s wealth of outdoor offerings drew 20.2 million visitors in 2010, and they spent $6.5 billion while pursuing the four-season recreation oppor...July 2, 2012
Utah Innovates to Reach Big Goals in Education
In Utah, a place reputed for its creative and hard-working people, business leaders know that a strong work ethic isn’t enough in today’s flattened marketplace. Education is a key prerequisite for workers to remain competitive in an...July 2, 2012
The Beehive State Hums with Innovation and Entrepreneurial Activity
Utah has a long, colorful history of innovation and entrepreneurship. Within a few short years of the pioneers first settling in the Salt Lake Valley, the capital city was bustling with merchants and bankers. From early innovators like John Bro...July 2, 2012
Unprecedented Partnerships Make the State Best for Business and Careers
In November, Forbes released its sixth annual look at the business climates of the 50 states. And like its 2010 review, Forbes picked Utah as the "Best State for Business and Careers."
Why? "No state can match the consistent ...July 2, 2012
Utah Programs Give Companies a Leg Up in Exporting
Franz Kolb knows what he’s supposed to do: “The role of government is to create the international business environment and then step back and let business do business,” he says.
It’s this attitude that helped set the...July 2, 2012
A Strong Infrastructure Makes Doing Business in Utah a Breeze
Whether it’s the interstate or the information superhighway, the Beehive State’s infrastructure has what it takes to keep businesses buzzing, and the Utah Legislature is maintaining its investment in roads and IT to ensure that comp...July 2, 2012
Utah’s Financial Services Industry is Strong, Stable…and Ready to Lend
Utah may be a desert—but it’s an oasis of capital for businesses looking to launch, expand and grow. The State’s financial services industry is remarkably diverse and strong, encompassing large national banks, a network of com...July 2, 2012
A Robust Economy Spurs Development across the State
Every revolution needs a starting point. For downtown Salt Lake City, that point of origin is the brand-new City Creek Center.
Long before it officially opened for business in March, the $1.5 billion mixed-use development was being hailed a...July 2, 2012
From Coal to Windfarms, Utah is Home to Abundant Energy Sources
Utah is a unique place in numerous ways but one aspect that makes the Beehive State especially stand out is its abundant natural resources—old and new.
The State is rich with traditional, renewable and unconventional energy resources....July 2, 2012
The One-Stop Shop for Business Support
The woodworker’s plane helps shape and smooth raw lumber into precise form and functional purpose. It is the culmination of a journey of one industry and the beginning of something new. For virtually every trade, there is an associated to...July 2, 2012
Off the Slopes, Utah Proffers Tremendous Cultural Opportunities
Utah has earned a reputation for offering visitors hardcore activities that get the adrenaline going: skiing, rock climbing, and mountain and road biking, among plenty of others. But Utah has a softer side, too. Arts and cultural attractions st...July 2, 2012
Chief of Staff to Governor Gary R. Herbert
Derek Miller has spent his entire career working to increase the efficiency of government. He first got a taste for kaizen-ing public entities after graduating from Brigham Young University with Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctor ...July 2, 2012
Utah’s First Lady, Manager and Champion
When Gary Herbert assumed the mantle of Utah Governor in 2009, the state’s citizens also gained an energetic, accomplished First Lady with a powerful work ethic and a deep commitment to Utah and its families.
While raising six &...July 2, 2012
Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
C2+E2 = Success. That’s a mantra that Spencer Eccles instills in his team at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. It looks like math, but it’s actually a more human calculus that relies on interactions and relationsh...July 2, 2012