Economy Archive

Audit Raises Concerns over Economic Incentive Program

(KCPW News) A committee at the state legislature on Tuesday heard findings from an audit on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

What the Zoo, Arts, and Parks Tax does for Salt Lake City and County

The SL County Zoo Arts and Parks program began in 1996 and requires renewal by voters. Today on the show we’ll hear

SLC Showcases Hispanic Business Leaders at Convention

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City has been playing host to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) this week. The group’s

Salt Lake City Stakes Claim as “Ski City USA”

(KCPW News) Utah is already well-known for its outdoor adventure industry. Between a tourism campaign promising “Life Elevated” to its claim of

The Rundown: Mountain Accord Program Manager Laynee Jones on Planning

Today on the show we’re joined by Laynee Jones, Program Manager for a multi-party, collaborative effort to try to plan the future

PCMR Sold to Vail, Ending Legal Dispute

(KCPW News) Vail Resorts announced on Thursday that Park City Mountain Resort would be changing hands in a $182.5 million deal. Powdr Corporation’s sale

Ride-Sharing Gaining Acceptance of SLC Officials

(KCPW News) You may not have heard of Lyft or Uber, but chances are, you could be using them sooner rather than

Utah, Intermountain Leaders Back Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) A letter on immigration reform, co-signed by leaders from six different Mountain West states, got a boost from prominent Utahns

‘One Wasatch’ Could Link 7 Utah Ski Resorts

(KCPW News) Seven major ski resorts along the Wasatch Front have announced a conceptual agreement to build lifts connecting the resorts. The

Herbert Touts Good Jobs Numbers in Utah

(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s

Convention Hotel Bill Passes House

(KCPW News) Last year, a plan to bring a convention center hotel to downtown Salt Lake City was narrowly defeated in the Utah

Utah Democrats Lay Out Priorities for 2014

(KCPW News) In preparation for the Utah legislative session convening next week, Democrats from the House of Representatives and Senate held a

Come One, Come All, to the Gun Show

(KCPW News) Every few months, the Rocky Mountain Gun Show comes to Sandy’s South Towne Expo Center. In fact, you may have

Lobbyist to Utah Legislature: Plan for EPA Legal Fights

(KCPW News) A lobbyist for Utah energy interests has recommended that the state defend itself from the Sage-Grouse. To explain that proposal,

TPP Talks Begin in Salt Lake City

(KCPW News) Last Wednesday, KCPW reported that a round of discussions between the United States and eleven other countries would take place

Boeing Makes Billions – Will Utah Benefit?

(KCPW News) Commercial jet manufacturer Boeing has racked up sales at the Dubai Airshow so far this week, pulling in around $100

Utah Vying to Host Commercial Drone Testing Site

(KCPW News) Back in February of 2012, Congress and President Obama authorized the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, to choose six test

New Sugar House Plaza Part of Urban Design Trend

(KCPW News) The Salt Lake Redevelopment Agency unveiled a new public plaza in Sugarhouse on Friday. The price tag for the new

IRS Offers Tips on Tax Filing

(KCPW News) Tax season is upon us, and many Utahns are frantically trying to get their taxes filed before the April 15th

Bank of America Seminars for Struggling Homeowners

(KCPW News) Bank of America is giving Utah customers who are struggling to avoid foreclosure an opportunity to get some help. From

Utah Sees Lower Gas Prices

You might be happily surprised next time you go to fill up your tank.  According to a recent report by AAA, Utah’s

Utah Home Sales On The Rise

Utah home sales are on the rise. According to Utah Association of Realtors, the housing market has been improving for the past

Spending in Utah Takes Dip After Romney Loss

Consumer confidence in Utah took a big dive this month according to the Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index report on consumer spending. 

Utah Sees Surge in Hiring

Those looking for work in Utah could be in luck. A new study released by the Utah Department of Workforce Services shows

Dept. of Commerce Warns of Super Storm Scams

In the wake of Super storm Sandy, the Utah Department of Commerce is issuing a word of caution for Utah residents looking

Consumer Spending Up Across the Wasatch Front

Consumer spending across the Wasatch Front is up 3.9 percent over the past 12 months, two percent higher than the national consumer

Home Prices Up in Salt Lake County

Home prices in Salt Lake County are on the rise. Third quarter home prices are up 11 percent from 2011 according to

Airport TRAX Line to Open Ahead of Schedule

Those looking for easier transportation to the Salt Lake City International Airport can look forward to riding TRAX sooner than originally planned.

Intergenerational Poverty Data Shows Women and Children Hit Hardest

More than 51,000 children in Utah live in poverty. That’s according to recent data collected by the Department of Workforce Services in

McAdams Unveils Economic Development Plan

Salt Lake County Mayoral Candidate Ben McAdams announced his plan for economic development Tuesday morning to a crowd at South Salt Lake’s