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The mountain paradise of Park City, Utah - best known for its sensational skiing and annual Sundance Film Festival - is quickly becoming a shining example of environmental sustainability.

Defining itself against the liberal left coast is an act of jujitsu. Utah’s biggest potential liability—its conservative, religious populus—becomes an indisputable strength. Utah’s people are, indeed, an employer’s dream. They are healthy, hard workers (pouring in 48 hours a week on average), and exceedingly stable, with the highest birthrates in the nation.

Utah's Business Search lets you obtain a certificate of existence, search through filed documents, or even view the management teams of Utah businesses.

Utah businesses have international contract opportunities for the taking, says Lew Cramer, president & CEO of World Trade Center Utah. His organization will host an Internet conference with World Bank Senior Commercial Officer David Fulton, Nov. 10, 2010, to explain the process to local businesses.

More than 200 people attended a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Oct. 7, celebrating the completion of the new USTAR BioInnovations Building at Utah State University

The End to Net Job Losses

Wed, 03 Nov 2010

Projections on the Utah economy by economist Mark Knold.

University of Utah (U of U) medical researchers have uncovered a wiring diagram that shows how the brain pays attention to visual, cognitive, sensory, and motor cues. The research provides a critical foundation for the study of abnormalities in attention that can be seen in many brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit disorder. The study appears Nov. 1, 2010, online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Watch this video where Governor Herbert discusses Utah's recent economic successes with Bloomberg TV hosts.

As part of the announcement, Governor Herbert noted that "Derek [Miller] is a key player on the State's economic development team, which is working daily to distinguish Utah as an economic leader in the nation. His continued leadership at the Governor's Office of Economic Development will help the office accomplish its primary mission of economic expansion and job creation for the benefit of all Utahns."

MultiLing Corporation and the World Trade Center Utah invite you to the Global Commerce Roundtable 2010 “Issues Influencing the Expansion and Global Success of International Companies,” on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

An economic analysis of the effects of using oil sands in asphalt pavement predicts an overall favorable economic result for private industry as well as for local and state governments. After five years of operation, the report projects that Uintah County could save nearly $45,000 per lane mile of pavement each subsequent year.

During October 21-23, St. George members of SEED Dixie/USTAR hosted a “Code Camp” to encourage computer technology in the community. The three day intensive camp/conference allowed business members and college students to network their ideas for Information Technology.

Utah's economy has expanded 3.5% annually over the past five years, faster than any other state except North Dakota. This is three-and-a-half times faster than the U.S. as a whole. Total employment in the U.S. has shrunk over the past five years, but in Utah it increased 1.5% annually, fourth-best in the nation.

Invented in Utah 2010

Tue, 12 Oct 2010

The final judging event for Invented in Utah 2010 will be held on Thursday, October 14th at Noahs in South Jordan.  UVEF members in attendance will get to vote electronically to determine the winners.

Software company Adobe Systems will locate a new technology campus at Lehi City, Utah’s Traverse Mountain. The campus will measure 230,000 square feet and create approximately 1,000 new jobs in the next 20 years. Adobe already employs 620 people in Utah.

Developing new technologies and products just got a lot easier for Utah technology companies. The University of Utah and the Utah Science and Technology Research Initiative (USTAR) have opened the doors to the Accelerator -- a new 10,000-square-foot facility that promises to give budding companies the support, space and equipment needed to develop and refine their technologies and products.

What's happening with wind, geothermal, solar, or even the energy efficiency business in Utah?  Come to the summit to find out and interact with other energy professionals!

Increased efficiency and improved opportunities to turn innovation into viable commercial successes is behind a major reorganization involving Utah State University’s research, commercialization and regional development activities. The new structure refocuses the university’s Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) efforts, as well as keep pace with expanding opportunities for commercial development and public/private partnerships, both in Logan and at the regional campuses.

The University of Utah is striving to become a hub for clean-energy technologies, and the federal government took notice last week, as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the university $1.05 million to launch a new Energy Innovation Commercialization Center.

A conference designed exclusively for women entrepreneurs, aspiring women entrepreneurs, small business owners, and home-based business owners. Scheduled for Friday, October 8, 2010.

The 2010 installment of the nanoUtah Conference builds on the rich tradition of past events. Anchored by presentations from Utah’s leaders in nanoscience and nanotechnology, the conference is intended to foster collaborations and the exchange of knowledge among scientists, engineers, clinicians, industry leaders, and students.

PTAC helps Utah companies win government contracts. If your company sells a product or service to the general population, it is very likely that your same product or service can be sold to the government or military. From basic products and services to high-tech manufacturing, becoming an approved supplier is easier than many Utah businesses believe, and on October 21, 2010 at the Utah Procurement Symposium, you can find out how.

The 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.

he Internal Revenue Service, Utah State Tax Commission, Workforce Services and Labor Commission will help small businesses with employees learn about withholding income for federal and state taxes, social security, worker's compensation, unemployment compensation, completing employment tax forms and depositing taxes.

Construction crews have started work on a new freeway interchange off Interstate 15 in the middle of St. George, resurfacing efforts further north on the freeway are coming to a close, state Route 9 in Hurricane remains a construction zone and the next leg of the Southern Parkway is expected to open in January along with St. George's new airport.

‘Invented in Utah’ 2010 is a non-profit challenge that educates the inventors of Utah and connects them with the local businesses that serve them. The primary goal is to promote creativity and innovation in Utah and help people take their inventions from ideas to reality.

The Utah Health Exchange did a limited launch last fall in a beta test to evaluate the technology and the dynamics of the market. Approximately 400 individuals have obtained their insurance through the Exchange as part of that beta test, according to Gochnour. This Fall the Exchange will begin a pilot program for large businesses—those with 51 or more employees.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert talks about the challenges facing Utah's economy. The Governor speaks with Carol Massar and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart."

Cost effective logistic solutions have been the foundation of Utah companies entering the international marketplace. Freight forwarding companies have been playing a key role in the successful international supply chain. Utah companies have been shipping products overseas at a rate that is staggering.

The outlook for the near future is for a moderate increase in the value of nonfuel mineral production based largely on projections for higher base-metal prices.

Black Diamond Equipment, Inc. (BDE), with headquarters in Holladay, Utah, is expanding operations in the State. BDE is a major producer of outdoor products, and is critical to Utah’s Outdoor Products and Recreation strategic industry cluster, which Utah economic development officials have identified as a major industry capable of contributing to Utah’s long-term economic growth.

Guest speakers and the two candidates for Utah governor will discuss economic, community development, and other rural issues during the two-day annual Summit. Gov. Gary Herbert will share the stage with challenger Peter Corroon in a discussion titled “Issues Facing Rural Utah.” The session constitutes the Summit’s keynote presentation on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m.

USTAR is pleased to announce two new rounds of the Technology Commercialization Grant (TCG) program for Utah public regional higher education institutions and associated companies. In an effort to bring innovative new technologies to market, USTAR launched the TCG program in 2009 and conducted three rounds. Going forward, USTAR plans two more rounds with application deadlines of Sept. 30, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2010.

Utah led the nation in export growth in 2009 and is continuing to grow even more in 2010.  Learn more from the experts at World Trade Center Utah.

“2010 Rankings Report”

Utah #7 Economic Growth Potential

Utah #3 Best Business Climate

Utah #1 Quality of Life

Utah #7 Employment Leader

Utah #2 Best Education Climate

Utah #10 Best Business Tax Climate

Utah #8 Best Transportation Infrastructure

Water Prevention Solutions LLC, Utah State University’s third spinout company in fiscal year 2010 is centered on a USU technology created by former USU employees Jim Reese and Ron White. The new technology is a patent pending wastewater backflow valve that can be installed in new construction homes and businesses or retrofitted to work on existing pipes, even those made of clay.

The micro-blogging site Twitter is moving its technical operations infrastructure to Utah. The custom-built data center will open in the Salt Lake area later this year.

The Utah State University USTAR team Veterinary Diagnostics and Infectious Disease team will host two seminar presentations this coming week. Faculty members are encouraged to attend. The first seminar, presented by Dr. Graca Almeida-Porada, professor in the department of animal biotechnology at the University of Nevada, Reno, is scheduled to be held July 26, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Merrill-Cazier Library, room 154.

As the world’s 12th most populous country and the world’s 12th largest workforce of over 46 million workers, Vietnam is emerging as a significantly open economy with tremendous opportunities for economic investment and partnerships. Their gross domestic product reached $89.1 billion in 2008 and it has become an export powerhouse on the back of major economic reforms over the past 20 years.

Utah life sciences companies are encouraged to attend nanoUtah 2010, a conference that will help them to:

Learn the latest trends in the 21st century’s most exciting technologies

Connect with researchers to expand your product line

Meet potential new employees who are experienced in biomedical engineering and nanotechnology

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