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  • Goals for rural Utah: Business diversity and 25,000 new jobs
    By Brice Wallace Five years ago, Gov. Gary Herbert challenged Utah’s private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. Now he’s doing the same for rural parts of the state. During his “State of the State” address, Herbert proposed the creation of 25,000 new jobs in rural and outlying parts of the state — 25 counties off the Wasatch Front — over the next four years. “A year ago, I pledged we...
  • Jazz's first jersey patch will promote cancer research
    The Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association and customer experience software company Qualtrics have announced a partnership where Qualtrics will become the team’s fan experience insights and analytics partner. As part of the deal with the Jazz, Qualtrics, an employer of more than 1,000 based in Provo, will also be the team’s jersey patch partner in a first-of-its-kind partnership...

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  • Goals for rural Utah: Business diversity and 25,000 new jobs
    By Brice Wallace Five years ago, Gov. Gary Herbert challenged Utah’s private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. Now he’s doing the same for rural parts of the state. During his “State of the State” address, Herbert proposed the creation...

  • Gas, housing prices drive CPI up after minor decrease in December
    After a minor decrease in December, the index of prices that Utah consumers pay took a significant jump in January. The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.7 percent in January, bringing the annualized rate to 2.6 percent...

  • Jazz's first jersey patch will promote cancer research
    The Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association and customer experience software company Qualtrics have announced a partnership where Qualtrics will become the team’s fan experience insights and analytics partner. As part of the deal with...

  • Incentives approved for five film projects
    Utah will be the site of five TV, digital and film products this spring, following the approval of tax credit incentives from a state board. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board approved the incentives at its February...

  • Plumer named The Void CEO
    The Void, a Pleasant Grove virtual reality entertainment company, has appointed Cliff Plumer as chief executive officer. The change was effective earlier this month. With more than 30 years of experience spanning production, creative and...

  • Guv looking for businesses willing to 'partner with and invest in' education
    Gov. Gary Herbert is hoping to create more ties among companies, state government and education in an effort to better prepare the state’s future workforce. During the “State of the State” address, the governor announced a program called “Talent...

  • UCAIR announces honors
    Retiring executive director Ted Wilson, Provo Mayor John Curtis and two organizations were honored at the Air Quality Summit sponsored by the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR). The event celebrated five years of efforts by UCAIR in improving the...

  • Georgia firm buys Futura
    Clearfield-based Futura Industries has been purchased by the William L. Bonnell Co. Inc., (Bonnell Aluminum) of Newnan, Georgia, for approximately $92 million. Upon closing, which is expected this month, Futura will become an operating division...

  • Carter named 2017 Utah Entrepreneur of the Year by MWCN
    MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) has named Jeremy Andrus, CEO of Traeger Grills, as its 2017 Utah Entrepreneur of the Year. Each year, MWCN recognizes a Utah entrepreneur who has accomplished outstanding achievement in building an...

  • Thorpe to head Boostability
    The board of directors of Boostability, an Internet marketing firm based in Lehi, has added the title of chief executive officer to the duties of president and chief operating officer Gavan Thorpe. The change was effective Jan. 1, the company...

  • CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTS
    The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations: Vista Outdoor Vista Outdoor Inc., based in Farmington, reported a net loss of $377.7 million, or $6.44 per share, for the fiscal third quarter ended Jan. 1. That...

  • Skilled workers part of the collateral damage from ill-advised travel ban
    By Veronique de Rugy President Donald Trump is unhappy that a federal judge put the kibosh on — and an appeals court upheld, at least temporarily — his executive order blocking immigrants and other travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations....

  • Bannon’s very different ideas & actions lead untraditional administration
    By Fareed Zakaria Perhaps it’s just me, but a few weeks into the Trump presidency, between the tweets, executive orders, attacks and counterattacks, I feel dizzy. So I’ve decided to take a break from the daily barrage and try to find the signal...

  • Cross-purchase buy-sell agreement: Sustaining the business after your death
    By Mark Lund Business owners are builders. They spend their lives building firms to provide goods and services to their clients, and those firms provide them with a living. But nothing can tear down that lifetime of work faster than the death of...

  • The art of the deal
    By Frances Johnson We’ve all seen plenty of pictures of politicians and celebrities schmoozing on the golf course, but a round of golf is a great way for regular people to network and make deals, too. “I personally think it is helpful in the...