Posts related to ‘Economic Development’

New rankings show Utah among nation’s top economies

Posted on: October 21st, 2014

Just last Friday, Utah’s latest jobs report showed the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5 percent while job growth was up to 3.7 percent. In all, Utah added some 47,600 jobs over the past 12 months. Today, we have a better idea of how Utah stacks up with the rest of the nation. Utah had […]

Exports key to Utah’s longterm economic strength

Posted on: September 24th, 2014

Photo: Joe Canfield When the pioneers first arrived in Utah, exporting goods was probably the furthest thing from their minds. They were too busy producing and growing enough to meet their own needs to even think about supplying goods and services to other territories, states or nations. Things have certainly changed! Today, at the Utah […]

Governor inducted into Utah Tourism Hall of Fame

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014

Gov. Hebert was inducted into the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame this week. The honor came as a recognition of his leadership in opening Utah’s five national parks during the federal government shutdown last year. “While I am the one being inducted, I recognize that this honor doesn’t belong to me alone,” said the governor. […]

Hispanic businesses play big role in Utah’s economic success

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014

Gov. Herbert praised Utah’s Hispanic business community as, for the first time ever, Utah hosted the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce national convention. “Everywhere you look, no matter the profession or occupation you look at, you will find Hispanics doing great things that are enriching the fabric of Utah’s life, culture and economy,” said […]

Gov. expresses strong support for Hill Air Force Base

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

Gov. Herbert expressed his strong support for Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) as a driving force in the Utah economy this afternoon at a meeting with the Industrial Association (IA), a consortium of aerospace and local businesses that do business with Hill Air Force Base. Just look at the economic numbers tied to HAFB. It […]

Big goal drives Utah’s economic success

Posted on: September 10th, 2014

Just last month, Gov. Herbert honored Utah’s private sector businesses for exceeding the goal he set to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. As a matter of fact, we exceeded it by more than 10 percent. This past weekend, the governor’s former chief of staff, Derek Miller, now serving as the president and CEO of […]

Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

Gov. Herbert named Champion of Small Business

Posted on: August 11th, 2014

Business consultants John Horn and Darren Pleasance wrote: “There’s Mom. There’s apple pie. And there’s small business.” Here in Utah, we concur with their assessment, except we would place small business ahead of apple pie and just behind mom in order of importance. That philosophy is a large part of why Gov. Herbert was honored […]

Utah Named #1 in Economic Growth Potential by Business Facilities Magazine

Posted on: August 6th, 2014

The awards keep rolling in. Utah has been named #1 in the Economic Growth Potential category in Business Facilities magazine 2014 Annual Rankings Report. The magazine gave props to the “busy beehive” state for their fast and vast economic growth since Gov. Herbert took office in 2009. “He set a daunting goal of making Utah […]

New partnership aims to help educate Utah teachers

Posted on: August 1st, 2014

This morning Gov. Herbert and Pluralsight, a Utah-based online training company for technology and creative professionals, announced an exciting new partnership to help  Utah teachers. Pluralsight, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Utah System of Higher Education will donate free one-year subscriptions to the company’s online training library to all […]