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A ‘Radical’ Approach to Sustaining Rural Communities – September 19-20 in Keene, New Hampshire

Last year, more than 500 people from 21 states signed up for the inaugural conference, which featured sessions on entrepreneurship, working lands, main streets and downtowns, arts and culture and community journalism. This year, renewable energy has been added as a track.

States Can Foster Job Growth if Lifelong Learning is at Play

I was with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock when he released the newest National Governors Association report, “Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans,” at the opening session of NGA’s summer meeting.

Utah Senate committee gives proposed $5M film incentive boost a rave review

Utah’s film industry is currently riding a boom time, with permits issued to film crews almost doubling from 2016 to 2017 and the state’s entire incentive budget getting tapped out just a couple of months into the 2018 fiscal year.

Utah Tech summit works to fill Outdoor Retailer void with titans of innovation, 10,000+ attendees

"The Silicon Slopes Tech Summit will become Utah’s replacement for Outdoor Retailer," said Clint Betts, Silicon Slopes executive director. "We expect 40,000-50,000 in the next three to five years."

Utah grants aid startup firms through ‘valley of death’ period

The program run through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development has $2.5 million available this year for competitive grants to small businesses and university teams to help fast-track commercialization of technology innovations.

Salt Lake City Launches OpenCounter, a New Online Tool for Business Development

OpenCounter is a customized guide to help applicants achieve their project goals, while outlining the permits, and fees required.

With cash from the University of Utah, four student teams spent the summer focused on their startups. Here’s how they did.

"What if there was a way to transmit the TV audio through my phone so I can listen anywhere I want without bothering anyone?" Mahidov thought.

Utah’s great outdoors helps companies recruit, keep young talent

Employees at Lucid Software in South Jordan know that any time there’s a good powder day in the winter, the owner won’t be in early — he’ll go skiing instead. And they can, too, as long as they do what needs to get done.

Silicon Slopes moves to give Utah tech leaders a greater voice in education, public policy

While the program is still in the design stage, Betts said it will help address the three main issues facing Utah’s tech industry: diversity, recruiting and education.

Utah will play Yellowstone in a new Kevin Costner series.

"Coupled with its incentive program, experienced crew and the Park City Studios, I think Utah is at the forefront of what will become a much bigger film industry."

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