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The Western Governors’ Association will host the webinar, Broadband Data & Mapping: Federal Action & Developments, on Nov. 15.

The Chairman’s Initiative is examining challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, including a strong focus on promoting digital connectivity to rural communities.

Western Governors’ News shares work on cybersecurity, wildfires, broadband and more

The Western Governors’ Association represents the Governors of 19 western states and 3 U.S. territories in the Pacific.

City Club Missoula – Cybersecurity expert Sherri Davidoff: Businesses must be proactive to fend off ransomware

“There are tons of instances of people getting hit and nobody knows about it,” said Davidoff.

Moab is drowning in tourists, and Utah is making Grand County spend millions a year to invite more

“I fear the locals are losing the quality of life many have moved here for, and that’s quiet and solitude,”

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.

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