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Wasatch Resource Recovery Groundbreaking

Posted on: June 16th, 2017

Using a process known as anaerobic digestion, Utah’s new Wasatch Resource Recovery project will transform food waste into natural gas. Yesterday, Governor Gary R. Herbert participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for Utah’s first anaerobic digestion facility for processing food waste. Using the latest technologies available, the facility will begin turning our garbage into clean, renewable […]

Flag Day, A Day to Honor Our Great Nation

Posted on: June 14th, 2017

There are several days each year set aside to honor our country and pay tribute to the ideals upon which it was founded. One of these special days is Flag Day. Each June 14, we pay tribute to our flag. While celebrating our star-spangled banner might seem simplistic or redundant, it is anything but. More […]

Governor Begins Tour Recognizing Clean Air Innovation

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

Air quality is a significant concern for Utahns, and there are a number of contributing factors. The natural makeup of valleys along the Wasatch Front seals in cold air in the valleys in the winter, trapping pollutants in a cloud above our cities, and in the summer, forest fires throw smoke into the mix. Along […]

Utah Poised for Further Economic Development

Posted on: June 8th, 2017

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved the expansion and development of three innovative and growing companies in Utah. The companies are Alliance Data Systems, Amazon, and Podium. All three are very competitive projects, and we are fortunate to have them in Utah. The projects announced today will bring more than $250 million in […]

Staying Safe on Utah roads during the 100 Deadliest Days

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017

  Memorial Day marks the start of the summer season. In Utah, the summer season can mean a lot of things. Along with hundreds of thousands of students taking a break from school, family trips become far more frequent. At the same time, summer marks another, more somber time; the 100 deadliest days on Utah roads. Historically, from […]

Combating Cyber Crime

Posted on: May 25th, 2017

In recent years, with the introduction of new internet-based technologies, cyber crime has grown at a rapid pace throughout the United States. Since combating cyber crime has traditionally been seen as an FBI responsibility, state agencies have not regularly taken on the responsibility. However, since it’s adoption in 2012, our own Utah Department of Public Safety’s Cyber Crimes Unit has broken […]

Governor’s Award for Excellence Ceremony 2017

Posted on: May 16th, 2017

Utah is a place where people serve. There are many people employed in this great state, but those who keep it running are called public servants. They serve to maintain success, and strive to make life better for every citizen. Each state employee hopes to do well at their job, and few of them seek […]

6th Annual Utah Governor’s Energy Development Summit

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

“Utah is committed to investing in the future, including establishing Utah as the Crossroads of the West and the nation for energy innovation and development.” – Governor Gary R. Herbert Governor Gary R. Herbert kicked off the sixth annual Utah Energy Development Summit: The Crossroads of Innovation, May 3-4, 2017 at the Grand America Hotel. […]

Governor signs bills to increase education funding, support for teachers

Posted on: March 29th, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert signed three key bills to increase education funding and support for teachers alongside middle school students, school administrators and legislators Wednesday morning. “I am proud to sign these bills today to show our appreciation for the wonderful work our teachers do and to provide a significant investment in Utah schools, which […]

Governor announces Talent Ready Utah grant program and executive board

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

Governor Gary R. Herbert announced on Thursday the first steps for Talent Ready Utah, a new initiative aimed to help meet his goal of filling 40,000 new high-skill, high-paying jobs in Utah over the next four years. A $2.1 million grant program will soon be made available to expand collaborative projects between industry and education […]