Posts related to ‘Economic Development’

Gov. Herbert Unveils Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2019

Posted on: December 13th, 2017

Gov. Gary R. Herbert revealed his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019 today at Davis Technical College. While the budget may not sound like the most exciting component of government work, drafting a budget proposal for our legislature is one of the governor’s most important constitutional duties, and an important aspect of shaping Utah’s future. […]

Governor Returns from Trade Mission to Israel and Jordan

Posted on: October 31st, 2017

Governor Herbert has returned from a week-long trade mission in Israel and Jordan, where he spent the week strengthening business and diplomatic ties.   The Governor traveled with his Office of Economic Development and business leaders from across Utah during the mission, and met with leaders of both countries, including King Abdullah the II and […]

Governor Speaks at Southern Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

Posted on: October 6th, 2017

    Utahns all across the state have much to be proud of. We have our world-class snow and ski resorts, our thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, our rivers, lakes and streams teeming with trout and other game fish — as well as abundant wildlife in our mountains forests and deserts, and […]

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 […]

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 […]