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Uphill Climb

Black Diamond’s Path to Becoming a Publicly Traded Company
By definition, the word serendipity means “making happy discoveries by accident.” It’s a term that’s been romanticized in film and in novels, but seldom used to describe business decisions. Don’t tell that to Peter Metcalf. As the co-found...
March 1, 2011

What’s Old is New

The Resale Industry Thrives in a Rocky Economy
Brent Sloan wants to do for the resale industry what Walt Disney did for the carnival industry. As the CEO of BaseCamp Franchising, Sloan has found a way to create a viable model for franchising consignment stores while overcoming the stigma assoc...
March 1, 2011

Eat the Elephant

Prosper, Inc. Illustrates How to Accomplish Colossal Business Goals
In 2008 Jason Coulam faced a monumental business challenge. As the new executive vice president of fulfillment at Prosper Inc., it was his job to terminate an outsourcing relationship and bring his company’s entire coaching fulfillment, product de...
March 1, 2011

Governor Gary R. Herbert

Leading the Way
Should you meet Utah Governor Gary Herbert in his office in the State Capitol, at a business or education conference, or even in the grocery store where he does his own shopping, don’t be surprised to see him smiling. He has plenty of rea...
March 1, 2011

Strength in Numbers

Companies Thrive in Utah’s Economic Clusters
Adobe Systems Inc. recently found a reason to take a look at the State of Utah, and the tech giant made a big discovery: Utah has a flourishing technology industry fueled by skilled workers, a great business climate and, most importantly, the f...
March 1, 2011

Sowing the Seeds

Companies Flourish in the State’s Fertile Soil
When eBay had to decide whether to expand a facility outside of the U.S. or expand its presence in Utah, the decision came easily to the Web-auction company. With the financial backing of a post-performance incentive, eBay constructed a new dat...
March 1, 2011

Mutual Benefit

Recruiters Aim to Create Rewarding Partnerships
In recent years, a steady stream of announcements has hit the press regarding major companies that are expanding operations to the State of Utah. The state’s fertile business climate is enticing firms that have been struggling with the sl...
March 1, 2011

A Green Economy

Utah Companies and Industries on the Forefront of the Green Revolution
As home to The Greatest Snow on Earth®, not to mention unparalleled landscapes for hiking, biking, camping and other outdoor recreation, Utah is filled with people and companies that are passionate about preserving the environment and leadi...
March 1, 2011

High Marks

Utah’s Education Prepares the Workforce of Tomorrow
Ensuring the State’s young workforce is well educated and ready to meet the demands of industry takes strategic planning, along with the help of  State programs and the collaborative efforts of public and higher education along with ...
March 1, 2011

Relationships Spanning Borders

Utah Thriving as an International Business State
If one word could describe the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s (GOED) success in elevating Utah as an international business state, it’s the organization’s focus on “relationships.” Building long-...
March 1, 2011

Prescription for Change

Utah Leads the Way in Health Insurance Reform
In 2014, when other states are still testing the health insurance exchange waters, Utah’s Health Exchange portal will be delivering the nation’s most comprehensive level of consumer choice to employees of large and small businesses ...
March 1, 2011

Starring Role

Utah Takes Center Stage in Film Production
The beautiful and surreal landscapes of Southern Utah are familiar to generations of Americans, due in large part to director John Ford and actor John Wayne, who made the state legendary with films like “Stagecoach” and “Rio G...
March 1, 2011

At the Crossroads

Utah an Important Transportation Hub
On any given day, thousands of tractor-trailers travel Utah’s interstates, moving freight from California to Chicago and beyond, or from Canada to Mexico. In fact, Utah highways have the highest percentage of truck traffic in the nation, ...
March 1, 2011

The ‘Secret Sauce’ in Utah’s Economic Prowess

Much has changed on Utah’s economic landscape since Governor Gary R. Herbert tapped Spencer P. Eccles to run the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and execute his economic development plan. During that time Utah v...
March 1, 2011

A New Entity

Choosing the Right Structure for a Startup
One of the first decisions an entrepreneur must make is how to legally structure the new business, especially to get the best tax advantages. “As a general rule, it’s hard to go wrong with an LLC for a small business,” says Troy Blanchard, St. ...
February 1, 2011

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