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During this week, 1,714 initial claims were filed in Utah compared to 1,843 the prior week.

A growing number of Utah elementary and high school students are obese. This report explores the economic impacts of the growing obesity trend on the state of Utah.

"Energy development will assuredly be a top campaign issue in national and state elections this year. The connection between energy to economic development and national security (in addition to $4 gallon gasoline that makes it a very real part of our everyday lives) will put a white-hot spotlight on the debate", says Derek Miller, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor.

Utah currently has an exceptionally active trade relationship with Hong Kong, it is in fact our second largest export destination with a current $3.8 Billion in exports, representing a 300% increase over 2010.

Jared Morgan, executive director of Downtown Provo Inc. predicts the city?s downtown will thrive among the center, Nu Skin Enterprises? new headquarters complex, a new LDS Temple and the planned arrival of FrontRunner in 2013.

Randy Lewis, Utah State University professor of biology and USTAR researcher, is interviewed in the latest issue of Composites Manufacturing. Lewis is pursuing research into alternative means of producing spider silk.

On April 19, the University of Utah (U of U) held the dedication ceremony for the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building ? A USTAR Innovation Center. A new video released by USTAR highlights how the 208,000 square-foot facility spurs ambitious research, and serves as a nexus for industry collaboration and commercialization.

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.

On Monday, April 30th, Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a Statement of Friendship between the State of Utah and the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. The Governor recognized the long standing relationship that Utah has maintained with the small town beginning in 1989.

?This is a really exciting breakthrough that makes high frame rate recording available to a much wider user base,? said USTAR associate director Ryan Angus. ?It shows that Utah innovators have particular strengths in app development.?

Utah's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.

It is expected that over the next two years labor will remain in excess supply. The current payroll employment count of the Utah economy is roughly 38,000 jobs below the state?s previous employment peak achieved in early 2008.

The latest wage data covering more than 600 Utah occupations is now available from the Department of Workforce Services. The wage data is broken out into ten geographic areas representing every county in the state, and is available online in a searchable database at

Utah?s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for March 2012, as generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expanded by 2.3 percent compared against the employment level for March 2011. This is a 12-month increase of 27,400 jobs, and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,218,100.

Connect your business to the expanding UT-Mexico trade partnership. Travel to Mexico City and Guadalajara this June as we connect Utah companies with Mexican business partners and expand commercial opportunities for our state.

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

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

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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.

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