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Avenue H is an online health insurance marketplace. It is designed to help Utah's small businesses control costs while offering expanded health coverage options to their employees.

2012 Pesticide Safety Workshop Schedule.

The state of Utah was recently honored to be one of only three sites in the country to host a large visiting delegation from the Chinese International Trade office of the Ministry of Commerce. Hosted at the Salt Lake Chamber with the coordination of the World Trade Center Utah, this unique IPR Roundtable event included an opening presentation by Mr. Chong Quan, Deputy China International Trade Representative.

Last month WTC Utah led a group of local business leaders to attend the General Assembly of the World Trade Centers Association.

“When homeowners want something fixed or upgraded, they are quick to compare prices but not quick to check to see if someone is licensed through the state,” cautioned Francine A. Giani, “Do yourself a favor and take five minutes to check them out at www.dopl.utah.gov where you can verify, online, anytime.”

Projections for Utah’s industry supersectors employment from 2010 to 2020 and the concentration of the state’s workforce by industry sector are shown in the accompanying table.

The fifth annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference presented by the Northfront Business Resource Center is designed exclusively for women entrepreneurs, aspiring women entrepreneurs, small business owners, and home-based business owners. This one-day event will help you start your business, grow your current venture, and learn how to do business better.

Discovery of a new type of geothermal energy resource in Utah offers hope for significantly more potential across the western U.S., and a boost in geothermal power production.

Peruvian Ambassador to the U.S., Harold Forsyth, departed Utah last week after leaving a strong message with the Governor: we must increase commercial activity between Utah and Peru. Peru’s trade relationship with Utah is based on rapidly growing exports of unrefined gold but a new regional trade agreement could open even greater opportunities.

In partnership with the Institute for Continued Learning at Dixie State College of Utah, the Utah   Division of Securities is pleased to offer two Investor Education seminars in October 2012.  

The Operational Excellence Conference, held on the USU Logan campus, focuses on understanding and implementing proven tools and techniques to eliminate waste within your organization and improve your bottom line.

What's Goin' Down Up North has been scheduled for September 27, 2012. The 7th annual Summit will showcase business and economic development activity in Box Elder, Cache, Franklin and Rich counties. It will be held at USU Innovation Campus.

The Bingham Entrepreneurship and Energy Research Center is a state-of-the-art, high-tech educational facility that will train students in business, entrepreneurship, accounting, engineering, water management, and other programs.

A new Utah startup company has hit a major milestone – the delivery of their first order for a product designed to protect the health of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters and other first responders.

The award is given to a state agency that best exemplifies a commitment and dedication to reemployment of unemployment insurance (UI) claimants through proactive policies and innovative programs.

The trade stats are released on a delay so currently July 2012 is the most recent report that has been issued.

On Monday September 24, WTC Utah, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Salt Lake Chamber will be host the Chinese Ministry of Commerce for a China-U.S. IPR Roundtable.

Learn nuances and techniques for winning SBIR or STTR grants by attending the workshop “Write to Win,” Thursday, September 18, 2012 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm in Sandy, Utah.

For the latest economic snapshot for your county, check out the updated files on our website

The Business Resource Center (BRC) is a Process-Driven Accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs validate big ideas and then scale into profitable ventures. Participating entrepreneurs will have access to cutting-edge tools, methodologies, grants, mentors and office space.

Topics include doing business in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Register now!

Later this month, Utah-based companies will have an excellent opportunity to explore the Thai market as a part of the Indonesia trade mission on September 24-28. This is a chance for companies to become more familiar with Thailand, its people, and its business practices in the hopes of creating Thai business relations.

The Small Business Bridge Program (BridgeProgram) provides a limited reimbursement opportunity to small businesses that incur training costs from the creation of new jobs. The Bridge Program provides a streamlined process to ensure businesses are not over burdened with difficult requirements.

Join the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Consul General of Israel for this September 5th seminar on doing business in Israel.

Goldman Sachs Foundation 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million national program designed to help small businesses in the United States create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services.

In Utah, you must record with the County Recorder within 30 days from the date of location. Notice must include township, range, section, and quarter section in which the claim is located, location date, type of location, claim name, claimant(s) name and address.

Economic snapshots are regularly published by the Utah Department of Workforce Services and feature information on employment and the economy for each region of Utah.

Utah's official unemployment rate in July stood at 6%—more than two points below the national average. Between May 2011 and May 2012, the Beehive State added nearly 29,000 jobs, a 2.4% increase.

There are four authorized Regional Centers covering Utah that are currently seeking investors for projects that focus on areas such as real estate, energy, land development, manufacturing and other industries. For further information about any of these centers or projects, please contact them directly.

Nearly 200 nonprofit leaders and aspiring social entrepreneurs attended Utah Valley University’s inaugural Social Summit conference Aug. 16, at the downtown Provo Marriott Hotel to gain information from a variety of speakers and workshops on grant writing, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship and fundraising.

The purpose of this roundtable is to provide the most up-to-date critical information on con- ducting business in South Africa. Participants will be instructed on current best practices and learn about African cultures and current Utah-Africa partnerships. Please come prepared with questions and ready to participate.

Businesses, whether large or small, have the opportunity to meet senior officials from Air Force and Army purchasing, Veterans Affairs, State purchasing and local government purchasing offices.

The trip will include a variety of business meetings and networking opportunities, among other valuable activities. For an affordable rate, U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key Matching Services will be provided to companies interested in engaging and evaluating potential distributors, joint-ventures, and other partnerships.

Utah State University Extension co-sponsors the Utah Rural Summit to be held Thursday, Aug. 9, and Friday, Aug. 10, at the Haze Hunter Conference Center at Southern Utah University in Cedar City.

The Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP), a collaborative initiative of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Department of Workforce Services, and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), released the Life Sciences Cluster Acceleration Strategy Thursday, Aug. 2.

World Trade Association of Utah, Breakfast Meeting, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 8-9am. Speaker: Bruno Schwartz, Canyons Resort Senior Human Resources Manager. Topic: international recruiting, international refugee program, and promotion of tourism in the international marketplace. Salt Lake Community College, Room 213, MPDC.

July 2012 Economic Summary

Thu, 02 Aug 2012

Utah’s unemployment rate was 6.0% during June 2012, lower than the June 2011 unemployment rate of 6.9%. The national unemployment rate was 8.2% in June 2012 lower than the June 2011 rate of 9.1%.

World Trade Center Utah and USPS International Shipping invite you to join for an lunchtime seminar. USPS will explain how: -International shipping is not as expensive as you think -Exporting is a good way to lower your business risk -Being small is good -USPS has made international shipping simple

Faced with the current economic realities in Iron County, the Cedar City Chamber in May, 2012 launched a program designed to improve the local economic situation. “As part of our public policy goals, and in order to spur additional economic growth in Iron County, the Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce has launched the HIRE 1 More initiative,” said M. Scott Jolley – President & CEO, Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Job seekers who make decisions based on labor trends information are more likely to see payoff for their efforts. an important aspect of career exploration is understanding how occupations and industries are expected to change. To assist in this process, the Department of Workforce services (DWs) produces longterm industry projections every two years for the major industry sectors in utah

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