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Monday, February 4, 2019

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Shift in spending habits may mandate tax hike on services
Brice Wallace If the state's top political officials get their way, Utah's service-oriented companies could face a bigger tax burden.However, with the legislative general session underway, exactly how much of a burden remains a mystery.Speaking at the recent Economic Outlook...

Today OK, but future a worry for consumers
A strong positive feeling for Utahns about their current situation - driven mainly by the strong jobs market - was offset in January by minor pessimism over the future, according to the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI), released last week. The CAI decreased 1.9 point...

New Ogden manufacturer could be springboard for food industry
By Brice Wallace While a 50-job company expansion might not seem like much in terms of boosting employment in Utah, a company planning that-size project in Ogden could be a company - and type of company - that can greater position the state as a center for advanced food manu...

Provo-Orem leads four Utah metro areas among nation's best-performing
Four Utah metropolitan areas have been named in the Milken Institute's Best-Performing Cities index for 2018. The Provo-Orem metropolitan area took the No. 1 spot in the index for a second consecutive year, reflecting the robust growth of high-tech industries outside the coa...

UFBF publishes 2019 legislative priorities
The Utah Farm Bureau Federation (UFBF) has released its list of "Issues to Watch For in 2019," listing its issues for the 2019 Utah general legislative session that began last week. The organizations said that the issues list is based on its policy book, which it adopted at its c...

Clean-air challenge kicks off
The Salt Lake Chamber, with partners Utah Clean AIR (UCAIR), a statewide clean-air partnership, and Utah state government initiative TravelWise, has kicked off its 10th Annual Clear the Air Challenge. The challenge, issued by business, government and community leaders, is a month...

Utah executives report 'cautious optimism' about future of the economy
Utah business executives are looking to the future with "cautious optimism" - perhaps with emphasis on "cautious." According to the Salt Lake Chamber's CEOutlook 2018 fourth-quarter 2018 survey, the business leaders are waning a bit in their confidence. The fourth-quarter 2018 CE...

Rep. Curtis to head Biomedical Research Caucus
Utah's life sciences industry now has a powerful voice in Washington. The state's 3rd Congressional District Congressman John Curtis has been appointed co-chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus.  He joins Reps. Jackie Speier, D-California; Steve Stivers, R-Ohi...

Adaptive Health acquires Biovation Labs of SLC
Biovation Labs of Salt Lake City has been acquired by Adaptive Health, a North Carolina nutritional health products company that manufactures many of Biovation Lab's core products, including Instaflex Advanced Joint Support, Lumiday Mood Enhancement and Nugenix Total-T. Biovation...

UofU engineer's project will 'listen' to corn crops when they're having problems
Plants have important things to say and University of Utah electrical and computer engineering associate professor Hanseup Kim wants to listen to them.Kim leads a team of UofU engineers who have received a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design and build ...

CBRE MarketView: Industrial, retail and office real estate lead strong 2018
The Salt Lake City office of commercial real estate firm CBRE has released its Market View report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The report highlights local market activity in the areas of industrial properties, retail leasing and office leasing.The study's findings include: {mp...

Calendar Highlights

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. See the full calendar.

Central Bank Economic Summit Forecast 2019 - February 6

Presenter is Natalie Gochnour, an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the UofU, as well as chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber. Location is Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference, Grand Ballroom, 101 W. 100 N., Provo. Free. Registration can be completed at http://www.Eventbrite.com.

UTC Legislative Breakfast - February 7
A Utah Technology Council event. Location is Utah State Capitol, Senate Building, Copper Room, 350 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Free. Registration can be completed at http://www.eventbrite.com

2019 Annual Gala and After-Party - February 7
An Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce event. Recipients of various chamber awards will be honored. Location is Peery's Egyptian Theater and Ogden Eccles Conference Center. Cost is $100. Details are at http://www.ogdenweberchamber.com.

Pancakes and Politics 2019 - February 9
A Utah Valley Chamber event. Location is American Fork Hospital, 170 N. 1100 E., American Fork. Free. Details are at http://www.thechamber.org.

Small Business Summit 2019 - February 15
With the theme "Ignite & Inspire," a Salt Lake Chamber event featuring an opportunity for small-business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to learn new tools, tactics and strategies; gain practical skills; and make connections to help support the growth and success of small business in Utah. Location is Marriott University Park, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Cost for members is $75 before Dec. 15, $85 thereafter; $99 for nonmembers. Details are at http://www.slchamber.com.


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