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The American middle-class is still thriving in Utah

May 25 2016 - 8:19 am
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So where do the middle class, on Pew’s definition, live?  The short answer: Utah. Using the 2014 American Community Survey, we calculate the size of the middle class in each of the 100 largest metro areas.


Utah Tech Industry Leaders Team Up with Local Schools to Expand Access to Computer Science and STEM Learning

May 20 2016 - 4:10 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director (801) 538-8811 Office (801) 755-3085 Cell edwards@utah.gov Utah Tech Industry Leaders Team Up with Local Schools to Expand Access to Computer Science and STEM Learning InsideSales.com’s partnership with Maple Ridge Elementary School demonstrates benefit of public-private collaboration Mapleton, Utah (May 20, 2016) – Utah’s…


GOED Board Approves Grants to Help Eight Rural Businesses

May 19 2016 - 9:02 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards GOED Communications Director (801) 538-8811 Office (801) 755-3085 Cell edwards@utah.gov GOED Board Approves Grants to Help Eight Rural Businesses Rural Fast Track grants tied to 84 jobs, $1.9 million in capital investment in five counties SALT LAKE CITY (May 19, 2016)— The Governor’s Office of Economic Development…


Utah Schools Receive Official State STEM Designation

May 13 2016 - 2:22 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-538-8747 kfelsted@utah.gov Utah Schools Receive Official State STEM Designation STEM Action Center and Utah State Board of Education partner on STEM school designations SALT LAKE CITY (May 13, 2016)—The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) today approved 19 public schools for…


2016 STEM Innovation Awards Recipients Announced

May 09 2016 - 12:09 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release May 9, 2016 Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov 2016 STEM Innovation Awards Recipients Announced Five Utah residents to be recognized for their contributions to STEM education SALT LAKE CITY – The STEM Action Center will hold their second STEM Innovation Awards ceremony in partnership…


Clearfield #7 Best City to Start a Business

May 06 2016 - 8:40 am
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Ahead of National Small Business Week, WalletHub’s analysts compared the business-friendliness of 1,268 small-sized cities to identify the best overall for launching an enterprise. Our data set of 15 key metrics ranges from “average growth in number of small businesses” and “prevalence of investors” to “office-space affordability” and “corporate taxes.”


Utah STEM Action Center Establishes Foundation and Appoints Director

May 05 2016 - 12:49 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release May 5, 2016 Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov Utah STEM Action Center Establishes Foundation and Appoints Director Foundation created to support, align with STEM Action Center to connect industry with students SALT LAKE CITY—Under direction from the Utah Legislature, the Utah STEM Action Center…


Buzzfeed News: A Tech Boom Is Coming For Utah

May 02 2016 - 8:38 am
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In Provo office parks and Salt Lake City startup incubators, tech is increasingly making a home for itself in the Beehive State.


Governor’s Office of Economic Development Appoints New PTAC Director

April 29 2016 - 11:44 am
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News Release For Immediate Release Apr. 29, 2016 Contact: Aimee Edwards, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 edwards@utah.gov Governor’s Office of Economic Development Appoints New PTAC Director SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Spence as director of the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)….


Classroom Grant Opportunity Inspires Teachers to Provide Hands-On STEM Learning

April 28 2016 - 12:08 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release April 28, 2016 Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, Marketing Communications Specialist STEM Action Center 801-673-7601 kfelsted@utah.gov Classroom Grant Opportunity Inspires Teachers to Provide Hands-On STEM Learning Students raise and release trout into the Ogden River after receiving a STEM Classroom Grant SALT LAKE CITY – As recipients of the Utah STEM Action…