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Utah companies making a difference across the globe

August 20 2014 - 3:43 pm
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Utah-based companies, including Ancestry.com in Provo and Blendtec in Orem, play a role in Utah’s connection to global markets. Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, provides family records and information to more than 2.7 million paying subscribers. Blendtec, a manufacturer of high-speed blenders and accessories, is active in more than 85 countries throughout…


Utah business community beats Governor’s challenge

August 19 2014 - 3:22 pm
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In January 2012, Gov. Gary R. Herbert challenged the private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. An audacious goal at a time when unemployment was high and job growth was low across the nation. The private sector rose to the challenge and now, three years later, the goal has not only been achieved,…


Economy Growing at Fastest Rate of 2014

August 18 2014 - 3:35 pm
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Utah’s economy is growing at its fastest rate so far in 2014, and the unemployment rate is holding steady, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services last week. The state posted a job growth rate of 3.6 percent, adding 45,900 jobs over the past 12 months.


Fitch Rates Utah $235MM GO Bonds ‘AAA’; Outlook Stable

August 18 2014 - 3:25 pm
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Fitch Ratings assigns an ‘AAA’ rating to the following general obligation (GO) bonds of the state of Utah: –$234.54 million GO bonds, series 2014. In addition, Fitch affirms the ‘AAA’ rating on $2.8 billion of outstanding GO bonds. The Rating Outlook is Stable.


Middle Eastern Market is a Place for Successful Growth of Utah Businesses

August 18 2014 - 10:35 am
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News Release For Immediate Release August 18, 2014 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Middle Eastern Market is a Place for Successful Growth of Utah Businesses Technology and advertising veteran will highlight company’s success in the Middle East Salt Lake City, UTAH — Many have found business success in the Middle East—including Andreas Roell,…


Utah Still Needs the European Market, and Europe Still Wants Utah Business

August 18 2014 - 10:18 am
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News Release For Immediate Release August 18, 2014 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Utah Still Needs the European Market, and Europe Still Wants Utah Business German economic developer will show why Europe is still a prime export market Salt Lake City, UTAH — The European Union is Utah’s largest export market, according to…


Cynosure Group Founder Invests Expertise in Businesses at Utah Global Forum

August 16 2014 - 3:49 pm
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Founder of new investment firm, The Cynosure Group, and former Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Randal Quarles, will put his skills to good use when he invests his knowledge and experience in business owners at September’s Utah Global Forum.


Utah Global Forum Helps Businesses Export to Mexico

August 15 2014 - 4:17 pm
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With 95 percent of eligible customers outside of the U.S., the Utah Global Forum will spark an interest in Utah companies who want to reach beyond local borders to Mexican customers.


Goldman Sachs Expecting to Add 350 Jobs in Salt Lake

August 15 2014 - 3:29 pm
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“Goldman Sachs’ growth in Utah is reflective of the quality of our people and our robust business environment,” said Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “We appreciate Goldman’s continued commitment to grow their business in the state.”


Overstock.com Announces Plans to Bring Hundreds of IT Jobs to Utah

August 14 2014 - 1:46 pm
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News Release For Immediate Release August 14, 2014 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 mgsullivan@utah.gov Kirstie Burden, Public Relations Manager Overstock.com 801-947-3116 PR@Overstock.com Overstock.com Announces Plans to Bring Hundreds of IT Jobs to Utah Technology-based retail company with award-winning customer service expands in Utah Salt Lake City, UTAH — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development…