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We missed this Atlantic article when it came out in January, but it’s still notable that the Salt Lake metro makes the top 20 list globally in terms of venture capital investment per capita.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/global-startup-cities-venture-capital/429255/
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The Utah Global Forum is the state's premier international business event designed to help participants and business teams engage in the global marketplace with their products and services. Financial Times columnist Edward Luce will keynote the Oct. 24 event in Salt Lake City.

Save $15 with Early Bird pricing and an additional $15 with discount code "UGF15”. https://register.growtix.com/e/utah_global_forum_2016
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When it comes to building an outfitter-friendly business environment and a robust outdoor recreation economy, Mayor Dave Sakrison of Moab is an expert.

He’s coming to Ogden to share best practices at the Utah Outdoor Recreation Regional Summit Sept. 1. Sign up at http://utahoutdoorsummit.com

The summit is an opportunity for local community and government leaders, outdoor recreation stakeholders and businesses alike to collaborate, identify issues and provide input on the 10-Year state recreation plan.
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You can still save on registration for the Sept. 1 ‪#‎OutdoorRecreationSummit‬ in Ogden. Explore, share, join your community. Register now!
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MountainWest Capital Network, Utah Tech Council, Women Tech Council and Venture Capital.org are hosting a luncheon on Thursday, August 18 that represents a great opportunity to network with people involved in technology and economic development in Utah. The keynote speaker is Dan North, Chief Economist at Euler Hermes, who was ranked 4th on Bloomberg’s list of Economic Forecasters.

VentureCapital.org will also be sharing the 2015 Angel Worx® Report, a robust report on the investment activity by Utah’s Angel groups and Early Stage Venture Firms.

The luncheon will be held at Thanksgiving Point, Garden Room at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. More info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-mwcn-utc-wtc-venturecapitalorg-joint-luncheon-tickets-26186331021?discount=VCorg_Aug18
2016 Joint Luncheon featuring Dan North, ranked 4th on Bloomberg list of Economic Forecasters Agenda 11:30 – 12:00 Registration & Networking 12:00 - Lunch 12:10 - Introduction of Sponsoring Organizations 12:20 - VentureCapital.org's (WBI) Angel Worx Angel Report 12:30 – Keynote presenter, Dan North, Euler Hermes – The Outlook for the U.S. Economy The U.S. and the world are in the midst of the seventh year of recovery from th...
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Where Innovation Meets Economic Development - Confluence is the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) annual two-day workshop. The focus of the 2016 Confluence will highlight USTAR's mission of technology-based economic development with presentations representing both research and entrepreneurial activities.

This FREE event takes October 4-5 at the University of Utah. See the full schedule and register at http://ustar.org
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Utah internet is fast and getting faster thanks to Google Fiber’s launch today in Salt Lake City. Here Google’s Angie Welling and Scott Tenney were on hand at the Trolley Square “Fiber Space” store.

http://www.sltrib.com/home/4271617-155/hey-salt-lake-city-google-fiber

According to Akamai Technologies, Utah has remained a consistent leader in the U.S. for top Internet speeds and adoption rates. Rankings place Utah 5th in the nation for average Megabit per second (Mbps) connection speeds.
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ICYMI: Provo, Utah, tied with Omaha, Nebraska, for lowest annualized unemployment in the nation in 2015. What do the two cities have in common? According to CNBC, "Reasonable tax rates, burgeoning tech sectors and lower costs of living coupled with lower business costs have attracted small businesses to both cities."
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Happy Friday! Treat yourself to a conversation with L-3 Communication Systems-West’s Susan Opp. This is the second of a series of interviews with Utah women building disruptive technologies.

We talk about L-3’s keys to success and her advice to young professionals. http://business.utah.gov/news/cutting-edge-communications-interview-susan-opp/
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Congratulations to the SLC Pacific Island Business Alliance for its one-year anniversary.

At an event this morning, GOED’s Theresa Foxley read a proclamation from the Governor. Jacob Fitisemanu of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders shared a great story – apropos of entrepreneurs - about the tenacity of octopi and the people who fish for them. (In Jacob’s hand is some of his uncle’s fishing gear.)
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Thanks to the Utah Manufacturers Association for helping to organize an industry roundtable with Governor Gary Herbert today. Representatives from companies around the state had a conversation with the Governor, Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox, and economic development leaders about the challenges and opportunities around workforce development and Utah's business environment.
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Small business owner? We want your feedback.

Health insurance is a complex issue for small businesses. Please take two minutes to answer a quick survey. Your feedback will help us design better solutions, and in appreciation, we'll enter your name in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

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60 East South Temple, 3rd Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state.
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The Governor's Office of Economic Development charter is based on Governor Herbert's commitment to economic development statewide.

The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around industries or "economic clusters" that demonstrate the best potential for development. The Governor's Office of Economic Development utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.

Mission of the Governor's Office of Economic Development 
To nurture an environment where Utah companies can be successful and the business community can create jobs that raise Utah’s citizen’s standard of living.