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December 6, 2013

Burton Lumber is working closely with ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER through the power company’s Utah Solar Incentive Program. The program is designed to provide Rocky Mountain Power customers with a rebate after installation for a portion of the initial cost of installing solar panel systems. Alene Bentley, customer and community manager at Rocky Mountain Power, says Burton Lumber will receive an incentive check for approximately $487,000.

“We can no longer think of our buildings as just concrete and metal structures,” says Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. “A healthy building creates a healthy environment for people to work, play and learn. Burton Lumber obviously understands this. It’s not only a smart financial investment, but a business truly living up to their sustainability commitment.”


Governor, EDCU President Tout Utah as Economic Powerhouse

By Rachel Madison

Salt Lake City – Hundreds of business professionals from across the state recently gathered together for the ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF UTAH’s annual meeting and report on the state’s economic outlook.

Gov. Gary Herbert said it was proven during the 2012-13 fiscal year that Utah is a great state for business—something that’s shown year in and year out.

“We’ve reached new heights in our successes,” he says. “We’ve created an environment that’s conducive to economic growth. We have impeccable tax rates, regulation reform through eliminating nonsensical regulations, good infrastructure and a good labor force. Utah is the brightest star on the flag in terms of economic development.”

Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of EDCUtah, says during the 2012-13 fiscal year more than 11,000 new jobs were added in the state, which is an all-time record for Utah. The state also saw 82 site visits from companies outside of Utah that are considering moving to the state. The number of companies that have expanded or moved to Utah is 31.

“We now have more projects on our books than ever before at 354,” Edwards says. “This means there are 354 companies that are considering Utah as a site for their projects. Utah is also being considered for major, large scale projects, and the IT sector is a major force for growth. Our IT workforce is now deep enough that talented people have opportunities in Utah.”

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