Economy Archive

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

Survey Shows Support for Outdoor Retailer to Stay in Salt Lake

A new survey shows that participants in the huge semi-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City want it to stay

Neighborhood Bars Plan Still Up for Debate

The fate of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s initiative to allow bars in more walkable neighborhood areas remains up in the

State Takes Closer Look At Child Poverty

A new study is tracking intergenerational poverty in Utah for the first time, and this morning, state lawmakers heard some of the

Utah Home Prices On the Rise

Home prices across the state have risen for the third straight month. Realtors say this shows a more balanced real-estate market, with

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

Population Could Stop Lake Powell Pipeline

New population projections released by Governor Gary Herbert’s office are showing slower growth than expected in Utah’s Washington County. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

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