Economic Development Archive

Utah’s Low Unemployment Numbers May Not Mean More People are Back to Work

Utah’s unemployment rate has reached a new low since the recession hit in 2008. According to numbers released by the Bureau of

Utah Legislature Votes to Add More Liquor Licenses

After months of discussion, more liquor licenses are about to be served to Utah restaurants. In a special session yesterday, the state

Hatch, Crapo Meet With Utah Business Leaders

Small business leaders in Utah had the opportunity today to let two Western federal lawmakers know what economic issues impact them the

Utah Officials, UTA Break Ground on Sugar House Streetcar

All eyes were on Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake Wednesday as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined local and state

Outdoor Retailer Exploring New Venues

Outdoor Retailer, the tradeshow that’s helped boost Utah’s economy twice a year for nearly two decades, is outgrowing Salt Lake City. And

New Mortgage Loans Coming to Help Utah Homeowners

Help is on the way for hopeful Utah homeowners. Monday, Governor Gary Herbert joined officials from the Utah Housing Corporation to

Proposed Housing Division Move Worries Many in the Industry

A bill to expand the Utah Department of Workforce Services is getting a lot of attention on Salt Lake City’s Capitol Hill.

Politics Up Close: John Swallow running for AG, SL Chamber 2012 Priorities

As Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General, Republican John Swallow has battled against the federal government on issues like health care reform and

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

Community Leaders Call for More Affordable Housing

If you’re paying more than 30 percent of your income on housing, the Utah Housing Coalition says it’s too much. At a

CityViews 1/18/12: Urban Evolution

Segment 1: Take a look at Salt Lake City 100 years ago and it’s a very different place than it is today.

Poll Shows Education is Priority for Utah Voters

Utah residents say education should be the state’s number one priority during the 2012 legislative session, according to an annual statewide poll

“Sugar Hole” Project Moves Forward With Help From Salt Lake City

An area of Salt Lake City scornfully referred to by many residents as the “Sugar hole” will finally get the facelift it

Governor Herbert’s Staff Reviews Business Regulations

A local manufacturing plant was the backdrop as Utah Governor Gary Herbert unveiled a year-long-review of business regulations in the state this

Salt Lake City to Update Way-Finding Signs

Outdated way-finding signs in downtown Salt Lake City will likely get a facelift before the City Creek Development opens its doors this

CityViews 12/5/11: Golf Fee Hike in SLC?

Segment 1: Will green fees go up at Salt Lake City’s nine public courses? How would golfers react to higher fees on

University of Utah Named Top School for Startup Companies

New companies in Utah are developing faster than ever before. For the second consecutive year, the University of Utah was named first

CityViews 11/22/11: Up or Down on the Arts Center

  Segment 1: The idea of building a Broadway-style theater downtown has been bandied about since the 1960s, but Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph

GOP Congressional Delegation Backs Bill for Canyons, Solitude Connection

Canyons Resort has turned to Utah’s Congressional delegation for support on a proposed gondola connection between Canyons and Solitude Mountain Resort, and

Lieutenant Guv, Task Force Recommend Ways to Preserve Farming in Utah

Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell is calling for the creation of new laws and policies to protect and enhance agriculture in the state

Herbert Announces Plan to Connect Veterans to Civilian Jobs

Governor Gary Herbert has announced a plan he says will put veterans on a fast track to employment in the civilian job

CityViews 11/7/11: The Fate of Granite High

Segment 1: South Salt Lake wants to buy the old Granite High School building for a community center, but to do it,

CityViews 10/27/11: Legacy of Larry H. Miller

Segment 1: During his dynamic life, Larry H. Miller built an empire of car dealerships, movie theaters and, of course, the Utah

Two Utah Projects Highlighted in Federal Recreation, Conservation Initiative

Completion of the Jordan River Parkway and environmental education programs at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge have been highlighted by the U.S.

CityViews 10/10/11: UTA & City Creek (rebroadcast)

UTA bus on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. Photo: Flickr Segment 1: The downtown free fare zone is on the

U of U Breaks Ground on $22 Million Chemistry Building

The University of Utah broke ground Thursday for a $22 million chemistry building. The Thatcher Building for Biological and Biophysical Chemistry will

CityViews 9/22/11: The Leonardo

          Segment 1: Nearly eight years in the making, The Leonardo is nearly ready to open its doors

CityViews 9/21/11: Fares, Routes and UTA

Segment 1: The downtown free fare zone is on the chopping block and changes to TRAX and bus service are causing some

UTA Wants to Trim Costs by Making it Easier to Rehire Retirees

The Utah Transit Authority continues to take steps to trim costs and increase revenues in the wake of the economic recession. Executives

State Feels Job Growth but No Change in Unemployment Rate

Utah has seen some marginal job growth over the past year, according to the latest employment summary. The Governor’s Office of Economic