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  • Neither side willing to give in OR spat
    BRICE WALLACE Outdoor Retailer is putting an emphasis on “out.” Show organizers recently announced that the twice-annual trade show soon will be out of Salt Lake City, and that Salt Lake City will be out of the bidding to host the show again — the latter stance running counter to what was said only days earlier. In the end, both sides in the struggle refused to yield. Outdoor Retailer, in...
  • Solar Foundation: Utah among nation's leaders in solar jobs
    Utah’s top-15 ranking for states with the most sunny days has created a bright spot for the state’s employment numbers. The number of Utahns in the solar industry totaled 4,408 last year, ranking the state 14th in solar industry employment and seventh in solar jobs per capita. The statistics were recently released by the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to accelerate adoption...

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  • Neither side willing to give in OR spat
    BRICE WALLACE Outdoor Retailer is putting an emphasis on “out.” Show organizers recently announced that the twice-annual trade show soon will be out of Salt Lake City, and that Salt Lake City will be out of the bidding to host the show again —...

  • Solar Foundation: Utah among nation's leaders in solar jobs
    Utah’s top-15 ranking for states with the most sunny days has created a bright spot for the state’s employment numbers. The number of Utahns in the solar industry totaled 4,408 last year, ranking the state 14th in solar industry employment and...

  • Spending by tourists in Utah tops $8 billion
    Tourism has emerged as one of the key drivers in Utah’s diverse economy, with travelers spending $8.17 billion in 2015 and contributing $1.15 billion in total state and local taxes, according to a recent announcement from the Utah Office of...

  • UofU program addresses pharm-tech shortage
    Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training headquartered in Lehi, has partnered with the University of Utah to address a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians within the university’s healthcare...

  • Japanese firm buys Woodside
    Osaka, Japan-based Sekisui House Ltd. has acquired Woodside Homes, a homebuilder with headquarters in Salt Lake City and additional operations in Arizona, California and Nevada. Sekisui House, Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified...

  • Vancouver co. buys Utah project
    Power Metals Corp. of Vancouver, British Columbia, has acquired the Coyote Project, a petro-lithium brine mining property located in the Lisbon Valley area in the Paradox Basin, 40 miles southeast of Kanab. Seller MGX Minerals Inc. will receive...

  • ACG slates its 14th annual Intermountain Growth Conference March 7 in SLC
    The 2017 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Utah Intermountain Growth Conference will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center on March 7, the organization has announced. Geek Squad founder and former Best Buy CTO Robert Stephens will...

  • Big-D Construction restructures executive leadership
    Big-D Construction of Salt Lake City has named Rob Moore as CEO, replacing Jack Livingood, who moved to become chairman of the board. The company said that the changes come in an effort to better facilitate the continued growth and service...

  • Oakwood opens 4 communities
    Oakwood Homes, a Colorado-based private homebuilder with its Utah division headquartered in Murray, is opening four new residential communities in Utah including locations in Park City/Heber, Lehi, Herriman and West Valley City. The developments,...

  • CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTS
    The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations: Huntsman Huntsman Corp., with corporate offices in Salt Lake City and Texas, reported net income of $137 million, or 53 cents per share, for the quarter ended...

  • Outdoor Retailer's bullying tactics didn't - and shouldn't - work in Utah
    By John Rogers A lot has been said in recent years about bullying. Kids have been taught how to react and resist. School districts have rushed to adopt anti-bullying policies. Fortune 500 companies have even addressed bullying in the workplace....

  • Saving $3 million for retirement: What kind of commitment will it take?
    By Mark Lund How many of us will retire with $1 million or more in savings? More of us ought to. In fact, more of us may need to, given inflation and the rising cost of healthcare. Sadly, few pre-retirees have accumulated that much. A 2015...

  • Attention, Elon Musk & Republicans: Calls for a carbon tax are misguided
    By Veronique de Rugy There’s a full-court press underway to convince Pres. Donald Trump that it would be a good idea to impose a carbon tax on the American people. He’s hearing about it not only from well-connected businessmen such as Elon Musk...

  • Don't confuse all the movement during Trump's first days with progress
    By Fareed Zakaria Don't confuse all the movement during Trump's first days with progress Let’s say you are a Trump voter, the kind we often hear about — an honest, hardworking American who put up with Donald Trump’s unusual behavior because you...

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  • Industry Briefs 2-27-17
    Industry Briefs are provided as a free service to our readers. Company news information may be sent to brice@slenterprise.com. The submission deadline is one week before publication. BANKING • Bank of Utah, Ogden, has reached a milestone by...