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March 1, 2012

West Jordan City - UTAH NON PROFIT HOUSING CORPORATION (UNPHC) debuted the Jordan Valley Senior Housing, an affordable housing development that incorporated Energy Star guidelines to ensure long-term utility savings for residents. Jordan Valley Senior Housing is conveniently located near medical facilities, shopping, postal services and a UTA Trax station.

Salt Lake City - SPILLMAN TECHNOLOGIES launched its Pictometry Interface, which allows users to view a structure from multiple angles and measure its dimensions on an electronic map. The interface will help agencies conduct surveillance, plan raids and searches, and determine what type of equipment is needed to better respond to emergencies.

Salt Lake City - GOLD CROSS AMBULANCE donated two ambulances to Word of Life Ministries to improve medical care to the people of the island of Dominican Republic. The ambulances will be used as mobile medical clinics providing basic healthcare.

Salt Lake City - ZAGG INC was upgraded to the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The NASDAQ Stock Market conducts an annual review of all NASDAQ Global Market issuers to determine which companies meet the initial listing requirements of the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

Salt Lake City - TREEHOUSE INTERACTIVE partnered with integrated content marketing firm VENTANA NEW MEDIA. The partnership combines unique content marketing syndication capabilities of the Ventana New Media Engine while tapping into TreeHouse’s Marketing View marketing automation system features.

Sandy - SUB ZERO ICE CREAM & YOGURT opened its newest location in Sandy. The franchise utilizes a unique flash freezing process and many flavor combinations. Customers can choose from many flavor and mix-in combinations and then watch as their creation is flash-frozen right before their eyes.

Salt Lake City - C7 DATA CENTERS (C7) was selected to provide data center services to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC). This multi-year service contract was awarded following an extensive national evaluation and selection process provided by Data Center and Colocation, a colocation consulting company, involving multiple data center service providers.

Salt Lake City - CHG HEALTHCARE SERVICES was named the ninth best company to work for in America, according to FORTUNE magazine and its 15th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Scoring criteria is based, in part, on business practices such as salary and benefits, hiring practices, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

Utah Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program Approves Grants

Salt Lake City - The Utah GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (GOED) recently approved more than $400,000 of grants in support of new technologies that universities and licensees are seeking to commercialize to help build companies, create jobs and drive economic development in the state of Utah.

The state invests approximately $1.6 million a year in support of university technology commercialization. The grants will help contribute to Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s overall target of accelerating the creation of 100,000 new Utah jobs in the next 1,000 days.

With the assistance of a panel of reviewers from the private sector, the state approved Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program (TCIP) grant funding for 14 projects. The success of the state’s TCIP early-stage grants is demonstrable by follow-on funding returns: several companies have reported receiving additional investment funding from outside sources totaling in excess of $23 million.

“TCIP is the premier grant program in the state for helping commercialize new technologies that have been developed by Utah colleges and universities,” says David Bradford, TCIP program director. “Our institutions of higher education and the entrepreneurs who work with them are important drivers of economic development in the state because of their passion for innovation and world-renowned research.”

Funded TCIP projects range from technologies seeking to make a new flu vaccine that would require flu shots only every several years, rather than each year, to a new light-emitting diode (LED) nanotechnology using semiconductors called “quantum dots” that could dramatically lower the cost of producing flat-screen TVs, cell phones and other devices that use LEDs.

These new grants support technologies in development at a number of Utah higher education institutions, including the University of Utah, Utah State University and Utah Valley University.

 

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Lindon - MAGLEBY CONSTRUCTION created a new commercial division that will initially focus on small to mid-sized projects and provide commercial clients with a the personalized building experience.

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