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Monday, February 26, 2018

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Commission sends its Point of the Mountain vision to lawmakers
By Brice WallaceA 700-acre site at Point of the Mountain is home to the Utah State Prison, but a state-appointed commission wants to see it eventually turn into a bustling area boasting a nationally known research or university center that could prompt more high-paying jobs throu...

Hilton: LA's Summer Games award may be detriment to SLC bid hopes
By Brice WallaceSalt Lake City’s biggest obstacle to host an Olympic Winter Games in 2026 or 2030 may not be from competing sites in Switzerland, Sweden or Japan, but instead could be a sun-baked coastal city, according to the leader of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.{m...

Hill AFB remains critical factor in Utah's ecomony
Two words sum up the impact Hill Air Force Base has on the economy of the state of Utah: steady and significant. That conclusion can be reached by comparing figures released last month by the base in its 2017 Economic Impact Statement.According to the Air...

Overstock subsidiary buys chunk of brokerage
The financial technology subsidiary of Salt Lake City’s Overstock.com Inc., t0.com Inc. (tZERO), has purchased a 24 percent interest in StockCross Financial Services Inc. Based in Beverly Hills, California, StockCross is one of the largest privately owned brokerage firms in...

RMP opts for wind projects
Following an extensive request for proposal (RFP) process, Rocky Mountain Power has selected four new wind projects to fulfill plans to significantly expand the amount of wind energy serving customers by 2020. The four projects will expand Rocky Mountain Power’s owned and c...

Executech buys Red Rock IT
Utah information technology provider Executech has acquired Sandy-based Red Rock IT. The acquisition includes the purchase of Red Rock clients and the integration of Red Rock employees into the Executech staff, the company said.“We are very exc...

The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations: Extra Space StorageExtra Space Storage Inc., based in Salt Lake City, reported funds from operations (FFO) attributable to common stockholders and unit holders of $158.6 million, or $1.17 per...

Utah taxation 'favorable'
While property taxes account for about one-fourth of all the tax revenue collected by state and local governments in Utah, the burden of property taxes in the state is relatively low — 34th in the nation, according to a report for the Utah Foundation. The study, &...

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Golf Focus - Big Business
From pass-along revenue approaching $1 billion a year and almost 10,000 jobs, to a higher return on water usage than agriculture, golf in Utah is good business for the stateBy Frances JohnsonMost people know Utah is a great place to hit the slopes, but it...

Golf Focus - Do Folks Play In Utah?
Are there any golf courses in Utah? You would have a hard time finding much about them on a state-run web page. During my recent visit to the award-winning site utah.gov, I surfed as a potential visitor looking for information about outdoor recr...


Calendar listings are provided as a free service to our readers. Information about upcoming events may be sent to brice@slenterprise.com. The submission deadline is one week before publication.

RootsTech 2018 - February 28
A family history conference hosted by FamilySearch International. Feb. 28 includes a keynote presentation by Steve Rockwood, chief executive officer of FamilySearch International. Event also features more than 300 classes and activities. Location is Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Pass costs start at $69. Details are at http://www.rootstech.org.

Entrepreneur and Investor Life Sciences Summit 2018 - March 03
Sponsored by BioUtah and the University of Utah Technology & Venture Commercialization. Event connects Utah entrepreneurs with local and national investors in life sciences. Investor dinner is March 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Swaner Forum at the National History Museum, Salt Lake City. Summit is March 2, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Skiing and snowboarding is March 3, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Park City Mountain Resort. Details are at http://www.bioutah.org/ei-summit-2018.

2018 Excellence Awards - March 3
Presented by the Utah chapter of CCIM, with the theme “Time for Tech.” Event honors professionals in Utah’s commercial real estate industry who exemplify the highest degree of business excellence in more than 14 specialties within the industry. The Hall of Fame recipient is Jim Sorenson of Sorenson Cos. Location is the Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Details are at http://www.utahccimchapter.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=108083.

ACG Utah 2018 Intermountain Growth Conference - March 7
Featuring the DealSource Lounge and ACG Capital Connection, a Utah Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) event. Conference is an opportunity for industry professionals to meet and learn from one another, discover the latest tools that promote growth, and learn the new techniques to overcome challenges. Keynote speaker is Dan Clark, CEO of a consulting firm and bestselling author. Cost until Jan. 12 is $1,195 for private equity group, $795 for intermediary, $225 for ACG members, $275 for nonmembers, $250 for March 8 ski conference only. Details are at http://www.acg.org/utah.


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