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WAVE, Inc., a Utah State University spin-out company, has received $2.7 million to electrify a bus route on the University of Utah campus. “We are pleased that WAVE was selected from a very competitive field of candidates to receive this grant for the bus electrification project,” said Stan Albrecht, President of Utah State University.

Farms of all sizes provide a number of benefits that are critical to our quality of life. They produce food, fiber, nursery stock, and flowers. They clothe us, beautify our surroundings, and supply us with the energy we need everyday.

City Creek Mall Preview

Mon, 14 Nov 2011

This video from PCTV features an update on one of Utah's most vibrant new economic developments, the City Creek Center in Salt Lake City.

Unemployment in Utah's Cache County is even lower than the state average.  This current economic snapshot provides an overview of how things are going in northern Utah.

An interdisciplinary team of Utah and Wyoming researchers has received a $6 million, three-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a better understanding of the interconnectivity of natural and human water resources systems – a critical environmental sustainability problem facing both Western states.

The Office of Energy Development (OED) has announced the Utah Governor’s Energy Development Summit will be held Feb. 15, 2012 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The summit will highlight Utah’s 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan and provide industry insight and education in existing and emerging technology fields.

To RSVP for this event, please email Cassy Hahn at chahn@utah.gov This event is offered FREE OF CHARGE. By sending your RSVP in advance, the ECAB can plan for the appropriate number of attendees. Thank you!

Utah is starting to add jobs back to its rolls, with many counties seeing employment increasing. But several counties are noted as having multiple years of employment declines that have not yet reversed themselves.

Not all geographic areas in Utah are the same. Different usage patterns arise in filings for unemployment insurance claims. Different parts of the state show different levels of usage, and each area has its own distinct explanation.

The new Utah EPSCoR office will connect ideas and emerging technologies in target markets with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, students and researchers from Utah’s research and regional colleges and universities, making the state more competitive in securing federal funding grants.

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.

Northern Utah Business & Economic Summit (NUBES)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Weber State University Davis Campus

2750 N. University Park Blvd. Layton

In its most recent “State of the Internet” report, Akamai Technologies ranked Utah at #4 in the nation, above coastal western neighbors California (#6) and Washington (#9). The report is a quarterly comparison of average internet speeds of states across the U.S.

Please join the Governor's Office of Economic Development's Asia Pacific Regional Director, Brett Heimburger, as he presents on "Growing Your Business in Korea: Understanding the Market and Overcoming Challenges". When: November 16, 2011 at 12pm

Keynote address by: Lee A. Daniels, Former President and CEO of Titus Communications and AT&T Japan; Former Managing Director of Newbridge Capital and current Professor at BYU’s Marriot School of Management.

Want to learn more about whether franchising is right for you? Attend the first Annual Franchise Symposium at the Davis Applied Technology Center on November 9th.

Salt Lake Chamber Women's Business Center 2011 American Express Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo Athena Awards Luncheon.

This presentation identifies innovative ideas for reuse of wastewater as tested in Utah's Cache Valley.

Join Utah Governor, Gary Herbert, Warrior Speaks guest, Norbie Lara, as well as current and retired members of our Armed Forces as we salute those who have served our country and those injured in service. Thankfully, there are public and private partnerships across the country working together to address the needs of our returning servicemen and women.

Agreements have been signed to formalize the partnership created to promote training and business opportunities for U.S. and Chinese business leaders. The interchange comes on the heels of a recent series of UVU initiatives aimed at creating stronger educational ties and opportunities with counterpart organizations in China.

If you need help starting your business, this map can be a useful reference for finding help in your local area.

Through June 2011, USTAR researchers have won $90.2 million of direct federal and other funding, with awards to date and through FY2015. All together, USTAR researchers account for $137.4 million in total impact.

The Westminster College Institute for New Enterprise presents: “Capitalizing on the Idea” A Symposium on Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Wednesday, October 26 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Basking in the glow of a blue neon “Innovation Idol” sign, the University of Utah’s Jacqueline Siy, Ph.D., garnered the most audience votes in the nanoUtah 2011 contest Thursday, Oct. 13. She took home a $500 prize for the most exciting commercialization project involving nanotechnology.

Smart Start Orientation

Fri, 14 Oct 2011

Topics include rewards and drawbacks of business ownership, business entry strategies, legal and regulatory compliance and business planning. Choosing a form of business ownership, debt and equity financing, and sources of business assistance.

Expand and reconnect with your network as we discuss how to negotiate and conduct successful transactions in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. This conference will address negotiation skills, cultural factors, security issues, appropriate behaviors and other practical tips and techniques to assist you when doing business in the international marketplace.

Utah State University’s USTAR BioInnovations Center, a hub for cutting-edge and collaborative research projects, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale doesn’t bring to mind Broadway productions or pop ballads, but a little showbiz has been added to this year’s nanoUtah 2011, the statewide conference focused on research, development and commercialization of nanotechnology.

A new partnership between the Applied Nutrition Research team at Utah State University and USANA Health Sciences, a Utah-based global nutritional supplement company, was announced this week. Clinical research to study the effects of nutritional supplementation to combat health consequences associated with Cache Valley’s poor air quality will begin soon.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved the State ofUtah’s application for more than $13 million in funding through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).Utah’s planned use of the SSBCI funds will help create new jobs and spur more than $300 million in additional small-business lending.

Utah Get Your Business Online - a new program from Google - is an easy, free, and fast way to get your business online. If you don't have a website or Google Places listing, you'll find everything you need to get started - web professionals at your side every step of the way. We'll also provide the computers or a plug-in for your own laptop.

A new partnership between the Applied Nutrition Research team at Utah State University and USANA Health Sciences, a Utah-based global nutritional supplement company, was announced this week. Clinical research to study the effects of nutritional supplementation to combat health consequences associated with Cache Valley’s poor air quality will begin soon.

Governor Herbert: "My policy will provide for a healthy economy and a healthy population by focusing on four key areas: Public and private payment reform; better use of health information technology...

More than half of Americans believe trade has hurt the U.S, and fewer than 20 percent believe it has helped. Lew Cramer, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah, sat down with Marty Carpenter of the Salt Lake Chamber to discuss the importance of free trade for the nation’s economy.

For the latest economic "snapshot" of your county, check out the updated files on our website:

The University of Utah and Governor Gary Herbert have entered into a partnership to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship during the week of Sept. 26-30. Activities revolve around the declaration by Governor Herbert, himself a former small business owner, declaring today the state’s official Entrepreneurship Day. That proclamation will be made 11:30 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda, followed by a reception hosted by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

Grow Utah Ventures has announced the 2011 Pushbutton Digital Media Summit (www.pushbuttonsummit.com), a digital media event focused on the intersection of technology and creativity. The three day event will be held October 13-15, 2011 at the South Towne Expo Center and Jordan Commons in Sandy, UT.

Edison Lobão, the Brazilian minister of mines and energy, and one of the South American country’s most prominent government officials, will speak at Utah Valley University on Sept. 28 about the challenges of developing energy alternatives while protecting the environment.

The Utah Clean Diesel Program is looking for partners to replace, repower, or retrofit diesel equipment that is operating in nonattainment areas in the state (Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber counties).

Registration is in progress for the 2011 Restoring the West Conference slated for Oct. 18-19 at Utah State University’s Eccles Conference Center. Discounts are offered for students and participants registering by Sept. 30. “Sustaining Forests, Woodlands, and Communities through Biomass Use” is the theme for this year’s gathering, which features talks and workshops led by scientists and land managers from throughout the United States.

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