Posts related to ‘Economic Development’

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 […]

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 […]