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The 4th Annual Milford Renewable Energy Fair will take place on April 26th. Sponsored by the Southwest Utah RenewableEnergy Center (SUTREC), the fair is expected to attract 900 people from all across Utah and Nevada to Milford, Utah. The highlight of the fair is an electric vehicle endurance race that pits high school student teams against each other in a battle of engineering, science and driving skill.

The Utah Governor?s Office of Economic Development, World Trade Center Utah, and the World Trade Association of Utah are pleased to host Mr. Edward Burton, President and Managing Director of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia Business Council (USSABC) to discuss the increasing demand for American products and know-how in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

John Njord discussed UDOT?s unique model of facilitating cooperative fiber and conduit trades with broadband providers which has expanded broadband infrastructure into remote areas of the State.

The University of Utah and the USTAR Governing Authority cordially invite you to the dedication and ribbon cutting of the JAMES L. SORENSON MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY BUILDING A USTAR INNOVATION CENTER Please RSVP by April 13, 2012 to jenny.young@utah.edu

Breakfast will be provided, so join us as we learn about importing from the experts!

Job seekers, students, and anyone interested in working want to know what educational and training requirements are needed to get started in an occupation. Do I need a degree, work experience in a related occupation, on-the-job training, or a combination of the three to jump into the world of work? Well, it depends on the occupation you are interested in.

For the fifth year in a row, Utah has been named the state with the brightest economic outlook. According to the ALEC-Laffer State Economic Index, ?Rich States, Poor States,? Utah is the No. 1 state in the nation for economic outlook.

Young college graduates face an uphill battle to find a good job. Finding a job in international business can be even more daunting. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? Are there companies in Utah doing international business? If so, how can you get connected to them?

In an effort to bring together Utah's international business entities, two major state agencies join the World Trade Center Utah office to streamline services for Utah companies wishing to do business both nationally & abroad.

A free seminar entitled ?How to Raise Money,? will be hosted by the Wayne Brown Institute (WBI) on April 11, 2012. This event deals with the tough issues of raising money in Utah and features venture professionals in an open Q and A.

The U.S. Department of Labor notified the State of Utah recently that based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the three-month average total unemployment rate for Utah fell below the 6 percent threshold to remain ?on? Tier III of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program.

Learn about the Utah Governor?s Office of Economic Development?s September 2012 trade mission to Indonesia that will target mining, aerospace, education, medical devices, and infrastructure.

There continues to be NO CHARGE to attend the Division CARAVAN however, those who register and then fail to attend without cancelling their scheduled reservation 3 days prior to the event will be charged a $10.00 "NO SHOW" fee.

The Governor signed into law recently passed legislation that effectively lowers Unemployment Insurance (UI) contribution rates paid by all contributory employers. The maximum UI contribution rate will be permanently lowered from 9% plus the social costs to 7% plus the social costs.

This award recognizes specific, exemplary energy efficiency projects and activities that occurred during the calendar year 2011 - 2012

Register now at http://www.swatc.edu/re.shtml

Learn how to get job skills, find a job, and keep a job. Visit with actual employers and training providers and attend work readiness workshops

Biomerics LLC, a leading supplier of polymer solutions to the medical device and healthcare industries, will host an Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Event at its Salt Lake City facility on Friday, March 23, 2012.

After 45 days, the legislative session has come and gone and in its wake Utah businesses must decipher the most important points from the hundreds of bills passed, blocked, introduced and circled this year.

The World Trade Center Utah and the Governor?s Office of Economic Development, International Trade and Diplomacy (ITDO) will be leading a delegation of Utah businesses on a trade mission to South Korea, June 18-20, 2012

Renewable Energy in Utah

Mon, 12 Mar 2012

Renewable energy resources include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydroelectric resources.  The Office of Energy Development promotes energy information, program support, and funding for renewable energy initiatives in Utah.

Employment Law 102: How to Keep Your Business from Needing Employment Law 101 Location: 1385 S. State St. ? Room 157 A & B ? Salt Lake City, UT

Job Growth by County

Mon, 05 Mar 2012

Utah economist, Lecia Langston, charts out job growth in Utah counties and has created a tool to let you compare employment trends in Utah counties over the past five years.

The Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Utah (CAST-UT) will be hosting their fifth convention on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 West, 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

His Excellency Mohammed Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador to the U.S. for the Kingdom of Morocco enjoyed his first visit to Utah since his appointment in January 2012. Ambassador Bouhlal was a guest of Brigham Young University for the opening of the Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture Exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art.

Utah?s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for January 2012, as generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expanded by 2.6 percent compared against the employment level for January 2011. This is a 12-month increase of 30,300 jobs, and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,207,400.

USTAR?s technology outreach teamis taskedwith helping expand the USTAR?s impact beyond the Universities. The Eastern Utah region collaborates closely with Utah State University?s Vernal Campus and has a regional office in Vernal.

Get the latest perspectives on Utah's economy with Trendlines, a publication of the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

On Feb. 16, under the watchful eyes of the ?Science & Technology? sculpture in the Utah Capitol Rotunda, USTAR researchers and USTAR-supported entrepreneurs held a Science Fair.

At a meeting at the State Capitol on Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Bell shared his appreciation of Chile?s business friendly policies with Ambassador Fermandois. Lt. Governor Bell also applauded the country for its strong economic growth over the past decades and reaffirmed Utah?s commitment to promote commerce, tourism and ever stronger diplomatic ties with Chile.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced a landmark $25 billion joint federal-state agreement today with the nation?s five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and fraud and unacceptable nationwide mortgage servicing practices

Unemployment drops to 4.2% in Uintah County as economic conditions continue to improve in eastern Utah.

USTAR at the Capitol

Tue, 14 Feb 2012

On Thursday, Feb. 16, USTAR researchers and client entrepreneurs will stage an exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda of some of the most exciting technologies emerging in Utah.

While there seems to be very little job growth in central Utah, gross taxable sales data suggest these economies are digging themselves out of the recessionary trench.

The Division of Wildlife Resources allows livestock owners to bid for grazing permits on certain DWR Wildlife and Waterfowl Management Areas. In selected areas, carefully planned grazing is a useful tool in managing wildlife habitat.

Preliminary unemployment rates are now available for each of Utah's counties. Although these rates will be revised next month as the figures go through the Bureau of Labor Statistics' "benchmarking" process, they provide a quick look at Utah's unemployment hot spots.

Utah companies participating in INDIASOFT 2012 can share the State of Utah booth to display catalogs and wares. Join us in Hyderabad and expand your business into India in 2012.

Last year, Utah said it would give $148 million worth of incentives to help companies expand, more than double the amount allocated in 2010, as the state tries to spur employment.

In all, 2.1 billion viewers in 160 countries and territories amassed 13.1 billion viewer hours of Olympic coverage. The estimated value of print media exposure value during the Games tallied $22.9 million.

Looking to persuade someone to move to Utah to work for your business? Looking to convince the folks at headquarters to move more operations to Utah? Put this fun and fast-paced video into the mix!

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