Profile

Cover photo
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
42 followers|82,748 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
It's no fantasy...Utah is all about STEM education. #saltlakecomiccon
1
Add a comment...
 
Gov. Gary R. Herbert recently concluded a successful trade mission to Mexico to broaden collaboration opportunities in education, innovation and technology.

Thirty-nine business leaders and six government leaders from Utah accompanied the governor on the trip. Utah exports to Mexico were nearly $550 million in 2013. This trade mission was designed to capitalize on new investment opportunities and build an even stronger trade relationship with one of the state’s closest neighbors. Wells Fargo was a major sponsor of this trade mission.

Here’s a recap: http://business.utah.gov/news/mexico-trade-mission-ole/
2
1
State of Utah: Utah.gov's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Go, Utes! Read about student innovation and entrepreneurship in the Lassonde Center’s new “Student Innovation @ the U” report for 2014. Inside you will find stories about student startups, inventions and more, plus tips and resources for getting involved. 

http://lassonde.utah.edu/student-innovation-the-u-2014/
1
Add a comment...
 
Missed the Governor's Utah Economic Summit? Want to view Clayton Christensen's presentation? We've got lots of photo and video highlights here: http://business.utah.gov/start/governors-summit/
2
2
Steve B's profile photoState of Utah: Utah.gov's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Boosting cell service and jobs…GOED and Wilson Electronics announced yesterday that the company will expand its existing facility in Washington County. Wilson Electronics designs and manufactures a wide variety of amplifiers, antennas and related components to improve communications for cell phones and cellular data devices. 

Wilson Electronics expects to add 75-150 new professional and production positions over the next five years. New state wages over the five-year life of the agreement are forecasted to be approximately $22.4 million. The expansion is also expected to lead to an estimated capital investment of $2.7 million. 

As part of a contract with Wilson Electronics, the GOED Board of Directors approved a maximum cap tax credit of $266,312 in the form of a post-performance Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) incentive, which is 15 percent of the net taxes Wilson Electronics will pay over the five-year life of the agreement. Each year as Wilson Electronics meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will earn a portion of the tax credit incentive.

More at: http://business.utah.gov/news/wilson-electronics-grows-utahs-economy-boosting-cell-phone-service/
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
42 people
Utah Reps's profile photo
Snowbird Utah's profile photo
Greg Slater's profile photo
Utah State Library's profile photo
 
Governor Gary R. Herbert helped kick off the Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience yesterday at the Salt Palace. http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/2310-herbert-kicks-off-comic-con. 
1
Add a comment...
 
For the seventh consecutive year, Utah has claimed the top ranking in the Rich States, Poor States economic index. Utah has held the top position in the highly regarded economic index every year since its creation in 2007.

“Utah’s ranking as the top state in Rich States, Poor States goes to show the importance of the work we have done to maximize the value of every taxpayer dollar rather than taking more dollars from every taxpayer,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “We continually work to make Utah the most attractive destination for capital investment and job creation to benefit the people of our state.”

The Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index is published by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The rankings are based on each state’s current performance in 15 categories. ALEC says states that “spend less—especially on income transfer programs, and states that tax less—particularly on productive activities such as working or investing—experience higher growth rates than states that tax and spend more.”
Utah also claimed the number-two spot for Economic Performance Rank when tallied from 2002-12. 

Download the report here: http://www.alec.org/publications/rich-states-poor-states/
1
1
State of Utah: Utah.gov's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
UCAP grant deadline: To strengthen the alignment between industry and education, the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP) plans to allocate up to $2 million in grants to launch or expand programs that focus on regional and statewide industry needs.

Public post-secondary educational institutions and state and local economic developers may apply. Applications are due by June 30, 2014. More information: http://jobs.utah.gov/edo/rfp.html

UCAP’s key partners include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Department of Workforce Services, and the Utah System of Higher Education.
1
Add a comment...
 
Go, Cougars! Mashable names BYU’s entrepreneur program one of the top in the country. http://tinyurl.com/me7o2qt
1
Add a comment...
 
STARBASE Hill is offering two weeks of open enrollment STEM camps for FREE. It is for just finished 5th or 6th graders. They will do the same national “hands-on, minds-on” STARBASE curriculum that is offered during the school year. Activities include chemistry, physics, technology (autoCAD and robot programming), and engineering. 

It is open to any student who does not get to come to STARBASE Hill during the school year, first come, first served. Deadline is May 16.

Contact fran.bradshaw59@gmail.com or frances.bradshaw@starbasehill.com
1
1
State of Utah: Utah.gov's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
801-538-8680
Address
60 East South Temple, 3rd Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Story
Tagline
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.
Introduction
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.