Posts related to ‘Economic Development’

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 […]

Gov. Herbert taps Val Hale to lead state’s economic development

Posted on: July 29th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Val Hale as director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Hale will assume his new role on Mon., Aug. 4, 2014. “Val is a man of extraordinary experience, talent and drive, with a unique background in economic development, marketing, public relations, international affairs, government and community relations,” said […]

Utah’s balanced approach strengthens economy

Posted on: July 21st, 2014

There’s an interesting dilemma across the country as new technologies emerge. Advancements in technology make life better in many ways but as machines and software take over more and more work, they are also taking jobs, which comes at a cost. But Utah is leading in striking a balance between the two. “Rapid technological advances […]

Utah posts another strong jobs report

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent posting strong job growth numbers, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services today. “It’s great news that our unemployment rate continues to drop and we continue to see more Utahns back […]

Utah named #1 again, and again, and again

Posted on: July 16th, 2014

(July 16, 2014)  Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.   “Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a […]

Making government work for Utahns: Utah’s Real Estate Division

Posted on: June 13th, 2014

We all want a more efficient government that can play its role without slowing down the wheels of commerce. When we succeed, it’s good for the economy and for all Utahns. With a booming economy and a growing housing industry, Utah has solidified its position as the best place to raise a family–and that often […]