Economy Archive

Matheson Reacts to State of the Union Address

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night touched on some themes that could please some of Utah’s elected officials

Leading Business Group Backs Statewide Nondiscrimination Law

Utah’s largest business association, the Salt Lake Chamber, is calling on Utahns to make “big decisions” as the 2012 legislative session begins

Outdoor Retailer Show Will Pump $20 Million Into Salt Lake Economy

An infusion of $20 million is about to hit Salt Lake City as about 21,000 visitors to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

Windstorm Damage Forces Centerville Into Disaster Declaration

Following the windstorm that raged through northern Utah Thursday, Davis County has filed a disaster declaration asking the state for assistance.

Bank Changes Frustrate Customers

Changes at one of the state’s largest banks are leaving some customers scratching their heads.

Audit Finds DWR Overproduced Fish Eggs

A legislative audit of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources presented to lawmakers today found that over the last three years the

Utah Adds Jobs As Unemployment Rate Falls

Utah’s unemployment rate dropped nearly half a percent in October, the largest decline in several months.

IRS Recruiting Volunteers to Help With Tax Season

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for people to volunteer to provide free tax services to senior, low-income, and disabled Utahns, along

Politics Up Close: Herbert, Hatch on Economy & Jobs Speech

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is continuing his push to promote Utah’s economy with a trip to New York City. Unemployment in the

Matheson Weighs in on Upcoming Speech, Clean Air Rules

As the business sector anticipates President Obama’s job creation speech to Congress Thursday night, Democratic Utah Representative Jim Matheson is hoping to

Utah Home Sales Up, Inventory Down Over Past Year

Home sales in Utah rose 16.4 percent from July of 2010 through July 2011, according to the Utah Association of Realtors. And

City Says Downgrade Would Affect Projects

Credit rating agencies have spared the state a rating downgrade, but some local governments are now under review. Salt Lake City, Salt

Report Looks at Scout Fundraising Tactics in Utah

Fundraising is always tough for nonprofits in a bad economic climate. But as Salt Lake Tribune reporter Lee Davidson learned, fund drives

DWS Offers Up to $4,000 for Job Training for Some Workers

The Utah Department of Workforce Services has received funds from the U.S. Labor Department to help eligible workers afford job training for

Study Sizes Up Salt Lake City’s “Clean Economy”

At more than 10,500, a new report from the Brookings Institution and Battelle says the Salt Lake City region ranks 50th out

White House Official Engages with Utah’s Minority Communities

Utah’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Human Rights Commission welcomed an Obama Administration official tasked with reaching out to minority-owned businesses to Salt

Salt Lake City Council Considers Fees

There’s no question the economy is doing better for Utah cities and towns than it was at the height of the recession.

Politics Up Close: Former Colombian President visits Salt Lake

With an agreement being debated by Congress, we discussed free trade with former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, who was in town to

Park City Financial Planner is an “Accidental Artist”

A financial planner in Park City has a knack for explaining difficult financial concepts… with a Sharpie and a piece of card

Matheson Bill Takes on Pet Medication Costs

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson says he wants to make it cheaper for Utahns to care for their pets. This morning, he discussed

Foreclosures Drop 30 Percent Since Last April

Utah continued to have the fourth highest foreclosure rate in the nation in April, according to the latest RealtyTrac report, but the

Zions Report Says Utah Has Strong Economic Outlook

A new report from Zions Bank says Utah is in good position to continue its strong economic rebound for the rest of