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University of Utah tops nation for tech startups, innovations - $210 million in licensing income:


When it comes to generating business startups and converting research into commercially viable enterprises, the University of Utah leads the nation, according to the Milken Institute's 2017 rankings of ...


19 BYU Technology Transfer inventions become new startups in the last year:


BYU professors' research has led to many new technologies and inventions including more than 19 startup businesses throughout the country in the past year, according to the Technology Transfer ...


$2.5 million up for grabs for Utah tech companies:


Utah tech startups and early-stage technology businesses have until March 29 to join the competition for a slice of $2.5 million in grant money from the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative. Full ...


$200K grant to help small Utah businesses expand globally:


Utah small businesses are getting a boost to promote international trade. JPMorgan Chase & Co., World Trade Center Utah and Salt Lake County announced Wednesday the launch of the Utah Export Acceleration ...


Utah GOED announces recipients of 2017 tech commercialization grants:


The Governor's Office of Economic Development's Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program has awarded grants to 20 Utah companies and university teams to help bring cutting-edge technologies ...


Lucid Software to expand, adding up to 339 jobs:


South Jordan-based Lucid Software and the Governor's Office of Economic Development Friday announced the technology company will expand its Utah operations, adding up to 339 jobs and $11 million in capital ...


Business leaders push for vote to increase taxes for education:


Miller was one of several business leaders on hand for the launch of Our Schools Now, a campaign to create a ballot initiative in time for November 2018 asking voters if they're willing to bump their ...


Utah GOED approves nearly $3 million in incentives:


The Governor's Office of Economic Development has approved a post-performance tax credit rebate for WhiteWave Foods, a global consumer packaged goods and beverage company. The project is expected ...


Facebook Tax Break for Data Center Voted Down In Salt Lake County:


The Salt Lake County Council, one of the local government groups which are involved in the proposal to build a new data center in West Jordan, Utah for Facebook, unanimously voted down a tax break ...


Secret moves to lure Facebook data center to West Jordan, Utah questioned:


"I do worry about screwing up this deal and losing an opportunity, but even more than that I worry that we're being taken advantage of and getting fleeced by a company that's pretty sophisticated." ...


How the tech industry grew a rural Utah town by 417 percent in just one year:


Vineyard's story is one example of Utah County's extraordinary growth and the impact its prosperity can have on cities trying to keep up with housing demand. By Katie McKellar, Deseret News Full ...


Governor touts education as key to state tech future:




Utah GOED announces nearly $2 million in incentives for rural businesses:


The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced Thursday that its board of directors recently approved eight rural Utah businesses for Rural Fast Track grants. By Jasen Lee, Deseret News Full ...


Utah Governor trumpets entrepreneurism to local business leaders:


When your state is among the most economically prosperous in the country, all you want to do is maintain the course that has helped you reach such lofty heights. That was the message Friday from Gov. ...


State launches new aerospace association chapter:


The association is a nonpartisan organization made up of associate members of the aerospace industry, lieutenant governors and governor-appointed delegates, said Cox -- who will lead the local chapter. ...


Workforce development, education funding top business community's legislative priorities:


Making sure the state has an adequately educated workforce, low taxes, effective regulation and a well-maintained infrastructure rank among the most important issues lawmakers will face in the 2016 Legislature, ...


Utah GOED offers $1M in tax credits to 4 films:


Four film projects were offered post-performance tax credits exceeding $1 million last week by the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) board. The largest incentive was offered to Shadow ...


Program offers good jobs and a way to grow manufacturing in Utah:


The Utah Aerospace Pathways program, which will give high schoolers training to become certified in aerospace manufacturing upon graduation, includes Janicki Industries -- a privately owned engineering ...


HBO series will film in Utah due to tax credits, Park City named friendliest city in America:


Two HBO series will be filmed in Utah to get tax incentives Two HBO series will be filmed in Utah with producers receiving tax incentives worth more than $3 million from the Governor's Office of Economic ...


Salt Lake City unveils plans for mixed-use urban neighborhood:


Jason Mathis, executive director of the Downtown Alliance, channeled his inner Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday in describing development plans for Station Center, a mixed-use urban neighborhood west ...


Salt Lake City to begin economic action plan effort:


Mayor Ralph Becker this week is taking new steps with the aim of strengthening the city's economy. The mayor on Thursday will announce EnterpriseSLC, an effort to seek input, gather data, design new ...


One more reason why Utah is a great place for entrepreneurs and startups:


Utah has received a lot of attention for its startup-friendly atmosphere lately, an enviornment that has led to a mingling of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. And while there are many great companies ...


State incentives to bring more than 1,100 new jobs:


The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced several new incentives Thursday at its monthly board meeting that are expected to result in hundreds of new jobs over an eight-year period. Full ...


New Utah winter tourism campaign unveiled:


When Brolin Mawejje emigrated from this native Uganda 10 years ago, he never dreamed that one day he would be an X-Games competitor, an Olympic hopeful and one of the stars of a statewide marketing campaign ...


Audit cites 'inadequate oversight' in Utah economic development program:


A report released Tuesday by the Utah state auditor calls for more statute clarity, consistent administration and transparency in a corporate incentives program through the Governor's Office of Economic ...


Utahns embarking on cross-country bike trip highlighting entrepreneurship:


A team of entrepreneurs, led by three Utahns, is going on the cross-country bicycle trip of lifetime to tell the story of small-business owners all along Main Street USA. The goal of the project is to ...


Fundamentals are the secret to Utah success, Governor Herbert says:


Gov. Gary Herbert listed several Utah accolades during an economic summit on Thursday, including the fourth most diverse economy in the country and a low unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. But the secret ...


3 companies announce plans to bring 1,100 new jobs to Utah:


A trio of companies has announced plans to expand operations in the Beehive State, bringing with them an estimated 1,100 new jobs. The School Improvement Network announced a major expansion of its ...


Utah bike trek offers Ogden unique way to sell city for economic development:




Governor's Office of Economic Development seeking grant applicants:


The Governor's Office of Economic Development is accepting applications for grants from its Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program (TCIP). TCIP is a state-funded grant program ...

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