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The Governor will lead a trade mission to China, with trade mission events being held April 11-15, 2011. Arrival and departure dates will be coordinated with participants and the International Trade Office in GOED. The trade mission will focus on matching Utah businesses with businesses in China, promoting Utah?s tourism offerings, meeting with key Chinese government agencies, and showcasing the State?s business friendly environment.

The number of Utah businesses supporting the renewable energy sector continues to grow.

The Utah Valley Business Quarterly has published its 2011 review of the fastest growing companies in Utah County.

The ?Life Elevated?, scenic calendar from Utah for 2011 has been honored with 13 awards in the National and World Calendar Awards competition hosted by the Calendar Marketing Association.

With the goal of sharing knowledge about the global status of women in mountain communities worldwide, and a focus on women in leadership roles working to advance sustainable development, UVU hosted the Second International Women of the Mountains Conference.

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a worldwide campaign organized by the Society for Neuroscience and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to elevate public awareness about the benefits of brain research. University of Utah Program in Neuroscience graduate students have brought BAW to the Wasatch Front every March since 1997; the Brain Institute has provided administrative and financial support for BAW activities since 2005.

USTAR is helping the state?s energy industry develop natural resources more efficiently, with lower economic and environmental costs. With USTAR?s assistance, the University of Utah is spearheading ways to increase the competitiveness of Uintah Basin ?black wax? oil.

U of U innovator starts company to create wireless health devices. Your Bluetooth earpiece may someday save your life, by monitoring your EEG, EKG, cardiovascular performance and other measurements, and alerting your doctor or caregiver, particularly if there?s an emergency.

Mayor John Curtis announced in a Provo Municipal Council meeting last night that Frontier Airlines has agreed to begin new service at the Provo Municipal Airport beginning in June. The service will consist of a daily 8:30 a.m. outbound and 9:15 p.m. inbound flight to and from its Denver hub.

It is especially significant that Utah was the only state where exports doubled in the past five years. In 2010 Utah shipped $13.57 Billion in merchandise exports.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that it will offer approximately 125,762 acres of the surface of the Sevier Dry Lake, about 30 miles southwest of Delta, Utah for competitive leasing of potassium-rich brines to produce potash. The maximum lease size for a potash lease parcel under Federal rules for leasing solid minerals other than coal and oil shale is 2,560 acres.

Small businesses looking to grow should look beyond the U.S. borders to find new customers. Learn about government resources to help you begin or expand exporting.

?With hard work and good ideas? agriculture can survive, Lt. Gov. Greg Bell told the eighth annual Diversified Agriculture Conference Monday at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. Statistics from a 2008 Utah State University study showed that Utah?s agricultural sector creates an economic output of $15.5 billion annually, nearly 14 percent of Utah?s economy, providing over 66,000 jobs and contributing 350 million in state and local taxes.

The Emery County Business Chamber is planning its March Lunch and Learn meeting. It will be held on March 15 at noon at the Museum of the San Rafael. The featured speaker for this lunch will be Alan Christensen who is an expert on marketing your business on the web and making sure your business has a web presence and email.

One of the major goals of the USTAR initiative, as set forth in legislation passed in 2006, was to build two new state-of-the-art research facilities. The building at USU was completed on time, within budget. The U of U building is on schedule and within budget. Both facilities strive for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification and will be among the most sustainable, energy-efficient research centers in the nation.

The Energy Dynamics Lab is devoted to finding high-tech solutions to provide improvements in United States energy security. The lab was founded in 2009 under the USU Research Foundation and employs dozens at locations in Salt Lake City, Park City and Vernal.

Utah and the nation are recovering from the 2007 recession, only to find ourselves on a collision course with the future: Not enough Utahns continue their education and training after high school. Governor Gary Herbert and Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, raised that warning Tuesday morning.

JBS USA Holdings, Inc. will invest over $30 million in the development of a new and expanded meat packing and processing facility in Hyrum. The expansion when completed will employ 420 new full time staff in addition to the nearly 1,000 current employees at the location. The new positions will offer wages in excess of 100% of the Cache County average wage.

Join KeyBank, the Miller Business Resource Center and other sponsors for a half-day conference on how to bring your business to life through social media. Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Harmon, Orabrush Chief Marketing Officer. Learn how Jeffrey created a YouTubesensation that has garnered millions of hits and sent Orabrush sales skyrocketing!

Recent economic developments have catapulted India to the top in terms of economic opportunities. Utah companies have benefited from the lucrative and diverse Indian markets. Utah exports to India in 2010 have increased 84 percent.

Prosperity 2020 sets ambitious goals for public and higher education over the next decade. By 2020, organizers want two-thirds of Utahns 20 years of age and older to have a skilled trade certificate or college degree.

Today, the Utah Broadband Project announced the launch of the State of Utah's broadband website, now available online at Last year, Utah kicked off a project to expand broadband mapping and planning efforts within the state and has worked to provide a comprehensive resource to help determine broadband availability and facilitate broadband planning.

Governor Herbert will lead a trade mission to the People?s Republic of China from April 11-15, 2011. This trade mission will help Utah businesses increase their competitiveness and grow their exports in China?s dynamic and growing market.

Milford Wind Corridor Phase III, LLC proposes to build a wind energy facility north of Milford, Utah. The project is located on BLM-administered lands, lands administered by the State of Utah, and privately-held lands. The principal components of the wind energy facility include approximately 300 wind turbine generators, an underground power collection system, a connector road system, and an operations and maintenance facility.

Export-supported jobs linked to manufacturing account for an estimated 4.9 percent of Utah's total private-sector employment. Over one-seventh (15.1 percent) of all manufacturing workers in Utah depend on exports for their jobs.

Results from the past few years prove what many economists have long claimed, that the University of Utah is an economic engine for the State of Utah. Nineteen companies were launched from new technologies developed at the university within the last year (2009-2010).

Export Experts presents a presentation on market research and market entry with an overview of global markets. Come learn the importance of market research and sources of information. Learn about overseas growth and exit opportunities for utah businesses, PEs and VCs.

The new SGU Municipal Airport will continue to be served by Delta Connection operated by SkyWest connecting passengers to hundreds of destinations by way of Delta?s major western hub at Salt Lake International Airport (SLC).

University of Utah researchers developed a new concept in water treatment: an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove pollutants from mining, industrial and agricultural wastewater.

On Friday, Jan. 7, USTAR executive director Ted McAleer spoke at the ?Nevada 2.0? conference in Las Vegas. He joined economic development experts from Colorado, Texas and Arizona who spoke to an audience at the University of Nevada ? Las Vegas.

Presentations will be led by regional directors from the International Trade and Diplomacy Office Miguel Rovira, Franz Kolb, and Brett Heimburger. Space is limited and RSVP is required to Diana Franca at

Mr. Stratford will speak at UVU on January 11 at 10 a.m. in the Regan Theater. A free breakfast will be served prior to the event. The event is open to the public.

Congratulations, Utah innovators! Utah has culled another business accolade ? the #1 standing in patents per capita in the nation, according to the Kauffman Foundation.

Utah Valley University invites its faculty, staff, students and the community to learn more about how the global economy affects all individuals. Timothy Stratford, winner of the 2011 UVU Kirk Englehardt Excellence in Business Ethics Award, will speak on ?Building Trust in U.S.-China Economic Relations,? Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Ragan Theater in the Sorensen Student Center.

Green Makes Business $ense focuses on providing Utah companies with strategies to remain competitive while reducing waste, saving energy, and conserving natural resources.

The University of Utah overtook MIT to become America's No. 1 research institution when it comes to creating startup companies based on university technology, and it achieved the top ranking with a fraction of the research budget of other major universities.

The annual Governor's Utah Economic Summit will again set the foundation for the outlook and forecast for Utah in 2011 and beyond. Respected leaders from across the state will discuss the opportunities and threats to businesses across the state. The Utah economy is poised for renewed growth.

In 2010, 16,968 people throughout Utah received custom, state-of-the-art training through Custom Fit ? a dynamic partnership between the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) and local businesses.

The Davis Chamber of Commerce Women in Business presented a $13,301 check today to the Utah AMBER Alert Plan?the largest amount ever donated to the program. "This money will literally save lives," says Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. "We always ran this program on a shoestring. We have never asked for appropriations from the government.

More than 15 members of the Idaho Technology Council were hosted for two days of highly targeted meetings in Salt Lake City to develop understanding of best practices that have been developed or adopted in Utah that have helped make that state?s technology economic development one of the most impressive success stories in the U.S.

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