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UTAH’S EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY: JANUARY 2015

March 04 2015 - 8:34 am
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In support of the Utah Department of Workforce Services, we bring the following to your attention: News Release For Immediate Release March 4, 2015 Contact: NIC DUNN Public Information Officer 801.349.5961 (m) nicdunn@utah.gov UTAH’S EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY: JANUARY 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for January 2015 grew by an estimated 4.1 percent,…


Second Annual Outdoor Recreation Summit Draws National Audience

February 27 2015 - 9:03 am
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News Release For Immediate Release February 27, 2015 Contact: Tara McKee Office of Outdoor Recreation Program Coordinator 801-538-8686 tmckee@utah.gov Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Second Annual Outdoor Recreation Summit Draws National Audience Following last year’s sold out attendance, outdoor companies flock to Utah Salt Lake City, UT – One year after selling out…


New Rural Economic Development Leader at GOED Brings Decades of Experience

February 27 2015 - 8:44 am
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News Release For Immediate Release February 26, 2015 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov New Rural Economic Development Leader at GOED Brings Decades of Experience Linda Gillmor named associate managing director for rural development Salt Lake City, UT – Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently announced the…


Know Before You Fly It

February 24 2015 - 4:10 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release February 24, 2015 Contact: Marshall Wright GOED Aerospace and Defense Cluster Director 801-538-8710 mnwright@utah.gov Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Know Before You Fly It Recently proposed FAA rule changes prompt partnership on unmanned aircraft systems SALT LAKE CITY, UT—In a recent partnership, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development…


Provo in Top Ten Most Innovative Tech Hubs

February 24 2015 - 8:16 am
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Home to Brigham Young University, one of the largest private universities in the nation, the Provo area is another city that benefits from having a large community of young, well-educated workers. While the area clocked the lowest number of patents for 1,000 residents in our top 10 at only 2.89, it still receives above-average amounts of…


Utah’s First Annual STEM Fest Will Let Students Get Their Hands on Science and Technology

February 23 2015 - 9:12 am
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Contact: Kaitlin Felsted, STEM Action Center 801-538-8747 kfelsted@utah.gov Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Utah’s First Annual STEM Fest Will Let Students Get Their Hands on Science and Technology Utah Companies to host 10,000 students with STEM interactive experiences Salt Lake City, UT – Research has proven that one of the best ways to…


UTAH’S 2015 REGIONAL FIRST® ROBOTICS COMPETITION

February 20 2015 - 11:58 am
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  UTAH’S 2015 REGIONAL FIRST® ROBOTICS COMPETITION This year’s competition is shaping up to be a challenging, fun experience for robotics enthusiaists! RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of…


Provo, Ogden, Salt Lake City in Top 15 of Advanced Industry Intensity

February 18 2015 - 8:49 am
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The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program ranks metro areas’ “advanced industry intensity” by their number of advanced industry jobs as a percentage of total employment. 3 of our metro areas rank in the top 15. “Only 15 large US metropolitan areas are home to more STEM graduates as a share of Young adult population than Finland,…


Revised revenue numbers show Utah’s economic growth

February 18 2015 - 8:00 am
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For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Revised revenue numbers show Utah’s economic growth SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 18, 2015) – Utah’s economic expansion continues as revenue estimates have been revised upward from November. After making adjustments related to lower severance tax and other revenue adjustments, the new estimates provide $389 million for additional…


SURVEY: DEMAND FOR UTAH ENGINEERS SKYROCKETING

February 12 2015 - 3:49 pm

Kevin Driggs, who is responsible for recruiting new engineering graduates for Lehi-based technology company IM Flash, has a big problem. His company is having a hard time finding enough engineers to fill job openings because IM Flash is growing so rapidly. Normally, the company, which produces memory chips for consumer electronics such as computers and…