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  • 71,600 Sundance attendees bring $151.5 million
    By Brice Wallace The economic impact of the Sundance Film Festival continues to grow. The Sundance Institute, a nonprofit organization, announced recently that the 2017 version of the festival generated a total economic impact of $151.5 million. That’s up from the 2016 total of $143 million. “This year’s numbers clearly display the great economic return that investments in the arts can produce...
  • NSL 'digester' will turn 360 tons of waste food into fuel, fertilizer daily
    A new facility in North Salt Lake will convert food waste into natural gas and fertilizer, creating what Gov. Gary Herbert said is a “win-win” for cutting waste and methane emissions at landfills while powering communities. Construction began last week on the $43 million facility called an anaerobic digester, which will liquefy food scraps and use water, heat and bacteria to turn them into...
  • Utah still adding jobs despite uptick in unemployment
    Utah’s unemployment rate inched up by one-tenth of a point to 3.2 percent in May, according to figures released last week by the Utah Department of Workforce Services. But the economy continues to add jobs, growing by 44,500 nonfarm positions over the past year, the report said. The number of new jobs translates to a 3.1 percent growth rate. Approximately 1,467,900 Utahns currently hold jobs...

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  • Editorial Cartoon: You're Gonna Love It

  • Nadella to keynote UTC event
    Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 10 at the Utah Technology Council’s 19th annual Hall of Fame Gala in Salt Lake City. The council made the announcement recently. Nadella follows other prominent...

  • UofU Health to anchor Sugar House development
    Westport Capital Partners has announced that University of Utah Health will lease one of the company’s two new office buildings in its previously announced Sugar House development located at 2300 South and 1300 East in Salt Lake City. UofU Health...

  • Parley's Partners opens Murray complex
    Parley’s Partners, a Salt Lake City-based real estate developer, has opened its Artesian Springs housing complex at 4197 S. Main St. in Murray. Located on the historic Murray Laundry Tower site, Artesian Springs has 378 units, 295 of which are...

  • Nine Utah firms receive Rural Fast Track grants
    Nine rural companies will be adding jobs after being endorsed for Rural Fast Track grants. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board endorsed the grants at its June meeting. Recipient companies are: • MCM Engineering, Enoch,...

  • Film incentives mean 479 new jobs and $20 million to state economy
    Three TV series in their second seasons are among seven productions approved for state tax incentives this month by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board. The board, at its June meeting, approved the incentives tied to the...

  • VidAngel trys new tack in effort to keep going
    VidAngel, the Provo-based entertainment filtering and streaming company, has launched a new service to remove offensive content on Amazon and Netflix, opening a new front in its long-running battle over the sanitizing of Hollywood movies. The...

  • Downtown Achievement winners named
    Three organizations and one family have been named winners of the Downtown Achievement Award, to be presented July 20 by the Downtown Alliance. Recipients are the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Bike Squad, City Creek Reserve Inc. and Property...

  • SLC needs 16,478 new apartments by 2030
    The Salt Lake City metro area is expected to need 16,478 new apartments by 2030 to keep up with local demand, according to a new study commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA)...

  • Homie enters mortgage business
    Utah startup tech company Homie, whose technology platform automates home buying and selling, is now offering mortgage loans, the company said in a release. The new service aligns with Homie’s stated goal to revolutionize the real estate...

  • After the system has crashed is not the best time to establish IT procedures and policies
    It worked just fine — until it didn’t By Bahar Sharifan There is one commonality among all information technology (IT) systems that stop working: Before they stopped working, they were, at least to some extent, working. Prioritizing the time and...

  • Just what are those 'things?’
    By Brice Wallace When experts talk about the “Internet of Things,” or IoT, some people may get lost in the “things” part of the phrase. Mark Sunday, chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle, recently clued in a Salt Lake City...

  • WordPress: Easy to use, but vulnerable to attack
    By Matt Mascarenas The first thing to understand is that, no matter what a security consultant may say, there’s no such thing as a 100 percent hack-proof website. With enough time, talent and resources, anything online can be breached. Just ask...

  • Why conversion rate optimization is important for websites
    By Shea Diepevenn Conversion Rate Optimization is the act or goal of converting interested customers into solid leads. In a nutshell, it means persuading clients coming to your website that they should pick up the phone and call your business or...

  • Businesses can improve efficiency across the board with better communications technology
    By Ingolf DeJong Nearly every business has a goal to improve efficiency. But not enough businesses recognize one of the simplest, yet potentially most detrimental, areas of impact in their operations. Communications and presentation systems and...

  • Patent markings important in determining damages
    By Kristian Blomquist Legal notice provided by patent markings may play a major role in patent infringement cases, as it may be a primary factor in calculating damages (e.g., how much money and/or other forms of compensation are to be awarded)...