Utah is back in the technology game, experts say. State will never be a ‘Silicon Valley,’ however

Utah’s technology sector has a lot of strengths, but don’t expect the state to become "the next Silicon Valley."

So said panelists Wednesday at a discussion regarding the next 365 days for technology in Utah.

"We’re now back in the game where people are talking about us," Brad Bertoch, president and chief executive officer of business accelerator The Wayne Brown Institute, said during the luncheon discussion presented by Vanguard Media Group. "People forget that in 1992 . . . there were three places in the world for software to come from: Redmond (Wash.), Silicon Valley and the Wasatch Front. By 2000, we were nowhere. We were gone. And in the last five years, we have made a stellar comeback."

But Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corp. of Utah, suggested Utah’s strengths may be best exploited specifically rather than generally.

By Brice Wallace
Deseret Morning News

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