Utah Business and Economic Development

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Salt Lake-to-Paris direct flights up in air

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board on Friday approved a $250,000 Industrial Assistance Fund grant for Delta, which the company would receive after a maiden flight between the capitals of Utah and France.

Utah Fund of Funds thriving. Program a boon to 23 firms that employ 974

"Basically, as we have $100 million at work, we sure want to see that $100 million come back in Utah companies," Neilson said. "And we’re already 50 percent there, and we’ve been doing this about a year and a half, so we’ve already had some great successes."

Fasttrac Program Helps Entrepreneurs Defy The Statistics

FastTrac connects entrepreneurs to the best resources available to help them pursue and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. The program provides small business owners with business insights, strategic visioning guidance, professional networking connections and other resources, preparing them to create a new business or expand an existing enterprise.

Davis Business Alliance’s Incubator Program Hatches Fledgling Companies in Northern Utah

The alliance works with the Service Corps of Retired Executives, the Small Business Development Center and Grow Utah Ventures, a local venture capital firm, among others, to provide training, development and counseling opportunities to new companies.

Counties Collaborate to Fuel Entrepreneurial Development in Northern Utah

“We felt like this needed to be a regional strategy, not something that stops at the county line,” says Ann Millner, president of Weber State College. “We are trying to take people that are already here and create and develop growth.”

Utah sweetens film incentives

Utah has sweetened the pot as it tries to get filmmakers to shoot more productions in the state.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is busy, potentially fruitful to the tune of 10,000 new jobs

Incentives approved for 28 companies ultimately could lead to 10,000 new jobs, new state revenue of $476 million, capital investment of $2.7 billion and new wages of $4.6 billion over the next decade.

Aerospace firm set to expand in Ogden, Utah – 800 new jobs expected

In December, after Barnes Aerospace hinted it might expand its Singapore plant rather than grow in Ogden, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board approved a $10.1 million incentive to entice the company to stay in Utah.

State is trying to lure PVC pipe firm to Utah

The company has said its new jobs will pay an average of $42,172, about 225 percent of the Iron County median wage, according to board documents.

Utah’s tourism Web site ranks fifth for most hits

Utah was behind only Michigan, Virginia, Colorado and Arkansas. Utah had 4.83 percent of all traffic to the 50 state tourism Web sites during the month.