Utah Business and Economic Development

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

Utah’s strengths may be best exploited specifically rather than generally

Glass company takes cash incentive of $3K per job, will build in St. George, Utah –

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board agreed in February to pay the company $3,000 per job for each worker it adds, up to as many as 250 people.

Lehi deal: 1,850 jobs for $15M. State offers Micron, Intel incentive to expand in Utah

"These are the types of jobs Utah wants and needs,"

2005 a ‘big deal’ for Entrepreneurs in Utah. Big venture capital, big mergers, big acquisitions, and big offerings boosted transaction figures

According to the Utah Deal Flow report, venture capital and private equity fundings in 2005 made up 84 deals valued at $417.3 million. The 2005 report included deals not historically categorized as venture capital, such as angel investments, so a comparison to last year’s 85 venture deals valued at $399.4 million may not be valid.

New Utah slogan ’embodies heart and soul of state’ – "Life Elevated."

"The new slogan embodies the heart and soul of our state," Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said. "It captures the essence of life in America’s greatest state."

About a dozen Utah companies jump aboard state’s trade mission to Mexico in April

"For a small business, the idea of trying to enter a foreign market is pretty overwhelming," "It would be practically impossible for us to make the contacts necessary to begin doing business on our own."

Utah schools, state workers find raises too low. Proposed pay package bears no sign of good economy, critics say

"Every poll has said public education is the priority,"

Qwest taps Cache, Utah for new call center

Jerry Fenn, Qwest president for Utah, said the company put customer call centers in Iowa and South Dakota the past two years and could have placed a third anywhere, particularly anywhere in the company’s 14-state local-service area.

Utah gets a peek at business incentives. Economic development: The process of luring businesses to the state is still far from open

The Salt Lake Tribune has filed open-records requests for details about the millions of dollars secretly offered to companies in the past year or so.

Top Utah industry groups, The Utah Information Technology Association and the Utah Life Science Association plan to merge.

"By broadening our scope to become a full technology council, I’m confident we will become an even stronger advocate for creating many new high-paying tech jobs in Utah. We want to broaden the technology umbrella and better serve both of these extremely important technology sectors."