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Utah film industry riding high after a ‘huge year’

"That’s a 15-to-1 return on investment," Syrett said. "For every dollar the state of Utah put into it, it received $15 back. It’s incredible."

Utah braces for aging boomers. Looking toward 2030: The governor directs agencies to prepare for the challenges of an older population

By 2050, one in five Utah residents will be age 60 or older. Last year, only about one in 10 Utah residents was age 60 or older. Baby boomers are those born from 1946 to 1964.

MediConnect acquires rival ZEROP and raises $15MM.

MediConnect Inc. on Tuesday announced a $15 million funding round from private investors, the addition of prominent people to its board of directors and the closing of the acquisition of another medical record retrieval company.

Utah-based taco chain, "The Taco Maker" becoming worldwide hit

‘‘The biggest question a lot of people have is, how did a Mexican food place get in Ogden, Utah?’’ said Steven M. Krolak, vice president of franchise development.

But the answer is simple.
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‘‘Well, this is our hometown,’’ Krolak said. ‘‘This is where we live.’’

Utah proves magnet for venture capital. Edge: A business-friendly stance is cited as a factor giving the state an advantage

Mark Heesen, President of the National Venture Capital Association, praised the Legislature’s pro-business stance – especially its recent creation of a $100 million "Fund of Funds" designed to attract both dollars and venture capital firms to Utah.

World Trade Center Utah CEO named. Lew Cramer will help local businesses broaden international connections

"There is, I think, a time and a place for all communities to really begin to take globalization seriously," Huntsman said. "Through today’s announcement, it is proof positive that we are in fact reaching out to find the best and the brightest to run our globalization and international trade efforts."

Utah Governor appoints entrepreneur as first Utah Science Technology and Research chairman. Economic growth initiative under way

USTAR was created by lawmakers earlier this year as a government, education and business partnership with the goal of bringing $4.9 billion in new research funding and more than 123,000 high-tech jobs into Utah over the next 30 years.

Utah tries to lure plant. Allegheny is offered $3.25M to operate in the state

Utah has offered Allegheny Technologies Inc. as much as $3.25 million in an incentive to persuade the Pittsburgh, Pa., metals manufacturer to expand in Tooele County.

No quick fix for rural Utah, panelists say

"In most of rural Utah, you don’t have a shortage of jobs. You have a shortage of people. If you look at (Department of) Workforce Services statistics, there are hundreds of jobs that they have a difficult time filling. … The crisis right now is finding people who have skills in terms (of jobs) that are already there.

3 Utah financial economic development incentives for jobs and movies get approval

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board approved three financial incentives on Friday, including: Full Story: http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635208926,00.html