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A trade mission to the United Kingdom, led by Governor Gary R. Herbert, is scheduled and registration is open! There are many reasons to do business with our partners in the UK.

"I loved hearing about all of the various efforts and endeavors to create potential business opportunities for Utahns. Clearly Utah is an international place."

Attendees will receive practical guidance from business women and experts. Registration closes June 3.

According to the Milken Institute’s State Technology and Science Index, Utah ranks number one in the nation for its technology concentration and dynamism.

“Utah’s economic policies have remained strong, and because of their firm commitment to economic growth and competitiveness"

Phillipines Trade Mission

Wed, 22 May 2013

Networking opportunities with chambers of commerce and other U.S. companies already doing business in the Philippines

Utah is fast becoming known for a vibrant digital media and entertainment industry. The state is at the forefront of the industry with a digital media pipeline of developing innovative technologies, attracting new businesses and promoting world-class education. This innovation combined with Utah’s robust entrepreneurial spirit creates the ideal environment for 2013 Utah Game Wars competition.

As an employer, you may receive an employment tax credit for hiring eligible veterans

Innovators, experts and students alike will gather on May 1, 2013 for the fifth Annual Milford Renewable Energy Fair. The fair attracts people from all across Utah to learn more about renewable energy and the future of the industry in Utah.

According to just released jobs figures, Washington County ended 2012 with a full year of 5-6 percent job growth under its belt. This level of employment expansion falls within what I call the “Goldilocks” range—near the county’s long-term average and not too fast, not too slow, but “just right.” Keep in mind that in other areas this rate of nonfarm expansion would appear excessive.

In conjunction with the Woodbury School of Business and the UVU Office of Development, the upcoming 2013 event held on the UVU campus will bring with it an expanded group of topics, even more continuing education credits, and a greater opportunity to expand your profitable relationships.

The complete agenda is now available online. Be there!

A diverse economy with strong life sciences, information technology, aerospace/aviation, favorable regulatory environment, young and educated workforce, robust international trade help make Utah a great business environment.

Learn what you need to know to succeed in the Phillipines. RSVP by April 10.

The purpose of the Technology Commercialization & Innovation Program is to accelerate the commercialization of promising technologies that have strategic value for Utah. The end goal of the TCIP Program is to help drive economic development and job creation.

• Unemployment Insurance

• Get insights about eligibility determination

• Obtain tips to lower overall costs

• Hear case studies and participate in Q&A

The Utah Office of Tourism launched a $3.1 million spring/summer regional advertising campaign at the Capitol today to promote Utah’s five national parks known as The Mighty Five™. The campaign will include TV commercials in Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle, as well as digital outdoor, wallscapes, online, and social media.

Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business will bring together international experts and the business community for a one-day conference on April 15, 2013.

While only Iron and Kane counties showed an overall improvement in permit values, home-permitting picked up dramatically in the area's largest counties. On the other hand, new nonresidential permit values dropped in every southwest county. Typically improvement in nonresidential permitting lags a surge in new homebuilding.

Get the latest facts and figures on the Cache County economy in this March 14 update by the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

All the jobs are back! As of the end of 2012, Utah had equaled its peak employment level achieved before the recession began. It took 26 months to lose 92,000 jobs to the recession and 34 months since then to get those jobs back

The hydraulic properties and aquifer characteristics determined in this study are two of the primary building blocks that were used to construct conceptual and digital groundwater-flow models. These models are part of a larger groundwater resource study that is key to groundwater resource development and protection in rapidly growing Utah County.

Did you know that in 2011, Box Elder County had a population estimate of 50,466? It may not be a surprise to find out that Brigham City is the county’s largest city with an estimated 17,899.

Learn more about starting your new business at this event.

Join us in visiting the dynamic, fast growing, market-oriented economy of Israel. Participate with your global partners in developing new relationships in the largest U.S. market in the Middle East.

Utah-Europe Days 2013

Thu, 28 Feb 2013

Please save the date for Utah-Europe Days 2013: May 8-9 in Salt Lake City.

Only 242 of the nation’s metropolitan areas experienced a 2011 gain in GDP. However, all of Utah’s metro area’s showed increases equal to or greater than the U.S. metro average.

Experts from the Department of Workforce Services will explain the UI system and give tips and strategies to better manage your UI responsibilities and reduce your UI costs! Locations in Roosevelt and Uintah County.

Farmers market managers and food vendors, including farmers, are invited to attend a two hour meeting and training session designed to help them stay in compliance with state and local food safety regulations, better ensure safe food for their customers, and help them promote their products and services.

Now in its 8th year, the Intermountain ACG Capital Connection® & DealSource is the only conference that connects private equity groups with middle market businesses and the intermediaries who work with them across the Intermountain West. This year's conference will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced today that Harvey Scott has been appointed as the director of the International Trade and Diplomacy Office within GOED. Mr. Scott has served as the ITDO regional director of the Americas since June 2012.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced that the Office of Property Rights Ombudsman(OPRO) has launched a new website aimed at helping the public access information.

Last week, Franz Kolb, Director – Middle East, from the International Trade and Diplomacy Office of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as well as several Utah companies, attended and exhibited at the annual Arab Health trade show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Now is the time to learn proven techniques to grow your business. Startup Weekend NEXT is an intensive, in-person, mentor-driven course meant to assist startups in the beginning stages of development.

The Bear River region slipped in jobs at all levels of business size in the aftermath of the Great Recession. A look at firm size of industries reveals the dynamics of the recession’s overall impact on businesses of different size.

Technology Venture Development and the Technology Commercialization Office at the University of Utah host this innovative roundtable conference to share best practices among a small group of universities and companies to take university technologies to market.

The Summit is designed to enhance Utah business in the local, national and global marketplace by providing in-depth analysis on economic development, policy and growth.

Utah exports to India have increased 47% over the past five years

Imagine body armor stronger than Kevlar and more flexible than nylon;artificial tendons that speed the healing process following injury; stronger parachute cords and climbing ropes; lighter athletic clothing; and betterairbags and stronger tires for your car. That’s only a small list of the vast array of products that could be conceived using spider silk.

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