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Utah Again Leads Nation in Job Growth

Utah enjoyed the nation’s fastest job growth over the past 12 months, with construction leading the way, according to federal data released Friday. The number of jobs in the state jumped by 3.3 percent from June 2017 to June 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Feds Give $2.5M Loan to Provo for Airport Upgrades to Attract Jet Maintenance Company and up to 800 New Jobs

The federal government gave a $2.5 million boost Wednesday to help build new facilities at the Provo airport needed to expand an aircraft refurbishment company — and create 400 new high-paying jobs now, and up to 800 eventually.

GOED Approves Economic Opportunity Grant for FORGE

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has approved an Industrial Assistance Fund, post-performance Economic Opportunity Grant for the amount of $365,000 for the Frontier Observatory for Research in the Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). The project will create 23 new jobs with an average full-time wage of $94,000 per year and a capital investment of more than $100 million.

Fox File #67 "This is the Place"

The Fox Files is a weekly message from EDCUtah President & CEO Theresa Foxley. How our state’s heritage impacts EDCUtah’s line of work and the information exchange we enter into with expanding companies. (2 min. read)

Cirrus Data Services Entering Data Center Market in Salt Lake City

Cirrus Data Services believes the Salt Lake City region can support hyperscale and wholesale data center colocation offerings and this week publicly announced the View 78 data center campus in Midvale, a suburb of Salt Lake City. (2 min. read)

Sundance Institute Brings $191 Million in Economic Impact to Utah with 2018 Sundance Film Festival

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced that its 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah in January, generated a total economic impact of $191.6 million. (3 min. read)

Move Over Boulder: This Ski Slope City Is Becoming a Booming Startup Scene

Why Silicon Slopes--the region between the Utah state capital and Provo--is bustling with hot brands and data nerds. (2 min. read)

Fox File #66 "Behind the Numbers"

The Fox Files is a weekly message from EDCUtah President & CEO Theresa Foxley. A look back on the numbers from our recently closed fiscal year as well as the stories behind them. (1 min. read)

New Group Formed to Take Politics Out of Public Lands in Utah

The new Utah Outdoor Partners group made its public debut with a news conference to present data collected in a survey of 50 large or high-tech Utah companies. (2 min. read)

Fox File #65 "UP HQ"

The Fox Files is a weekly message from EDCUtah President & CEO Theresa Foxley. A report from an economic development summit held by Union Pacific last week. (1 min. read)

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