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Monday, April 8, 2019

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Summit conclusion: Southwest area growth needs coordination
By Brice Wallace Growth - and all of the issues associated with it - is exploding in the southwest Salt Lake Valley, but government, private-sector and economic development officials are hoping it happens in a smart way.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}Participants on three panels d...


Utah's first 'opportunity zone' project underway in Salt Lake
Provo real estate development company PEG Cos. has broken ground on the first Utah project to take advantage of the federal "opportunity zone" investment program created by the December 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Paperbox Lofts is a two-acre development at 16...


Tech employment expands presence in Utah workforce
Tech-related employment in Utah grew by nearly 6,000 jobs in 2018 and the tech sector increased its contribution to the state's economy, according to "Cyberstates 2019," a new report on the tech sector and tech workforce analytics published by CompTIA, an...


Stadler moves operations to new facility in Salt Lake City's Northwest Quadrant
Switzerland-based rail car manufacturer Stadler US has moved its Utah operations from its temporary location in the north end of Salt Lake City to a permanent, state-of-the-art facility near the Salt Lake City International Airport. The company made the move late last month to a ...


Stein Erickson, Chateaux realty brokerages merge in Park City
Two Park City-area real estate brokerages that specialize in high-end properties have merged. Stein Eriksen Lodge Real Estate and Chateaux Realty have combined to form the Stein Eriksen Realty Group. The newly launched boutique-style brokerage will continue to specialize in ...


Talent Ready grants available
The Utah Department of Workforce Services has launched the 2019 Talent Ready Utah grant program with a focus on creating more education and industry partnerships. The grant program is dedicated to building more work-based learning and career pathway programs for students and adul...


FirstMile and IFS360 sold to Japanese firm
Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL), a Japanese e-commerce order fulfillment software company with U.S. headquarters in Las Vegas, has acquired Salt Lake City-based sister companies FirstMile and IFS360. FirstMile and IFS360 provide e-commerce services including warehousing, fulfi...


Signs.com buys large-format printing firm
Signs.com, a Salt Lake City-based e-commerce sign company catering to businesses and consumers, has acquired Ferrari Color, a large-format graphics provider which has maintained offices in Sacramento and San Francisco in addition to its Salt Lake City headquarters. Signs.com said...


HZO pulls plug on Utah
Draper-based HZO, a global developer and marketer of nano-coatings to protect electronics, has run out of space at its Utah facility. The company, which established its headquarters in Utah in 2011, will move to Raleigh, North Carolina's Research Triangle Park by the end of ...


Sunroc buys truss company
Sunroc Building Materials, a construction and building materials company that is part of the Clyde Companies, has acquired Willard-based truss manufacturer Sierra Truss. Sunroc said it bought the company to bolster its truss production capacity in Northern Utah.Sie...


UofU engineers studying ways to enhance electrical grids to withstand city power outages
When the power goes out in a city, it is vital to bring back power as soon as possible for first responders and critical infrastructure. To that end, University of Utah electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Masood Parvania and his team at the Utah Smart Energy L...


Succeeding in Your Business: When customer service bumps up against economic reality
By Cliff Ennico On a recent business trip to a popular beach resort in California, I was called upon to find a good local restaurant for two important California-based contacts who wanted to meet with me over dinner.{mprestriction ids="1,3"}As it so happened, both of them liked s...


CBRE releases 2019 Salt Lake City real estate market outlook
Commercial real estate brokerage CBRE has released its annual "Salt Lake City Real Estate Market Outlook" report and by all accounts, 2018 was a very good year for the industry. The publication highlights the performance of the local commercial real estate market during 2018...


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.

SBA Rural Road Show - April 10
A U.S. Small Business Administration event featuring information about rural initiatives and programs. Location is Morgan County offices, auditorium, 48 W. Young St., Morgan. Free. Details are at https://www.sba.gov/tools/events.


Second Annual RevRoad Entrepreneur Competition - April 13
Location is RevRoad, 1555 N. Freedom Blvd., No. 100, Provo. Open to the public. Details are at https://ecomp.revroad.com/.


2019 Women's Entrepreneurial Conference - April 17

A Utah Women's Networking Group event. Theme is "Harnessing the Power of Social Media & Digital Marketing." Event features guest speakers, breakout sessions, lunch and a pitch competition that will award over $19,000 in grants to women-owned businesses. Location is Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 E., Holladay. Cost is based on time of purchase. Registration can be completed at http://www.Eventbrite.com.


2019 Women's Entrepreneurial Conference - April 17
A Utah Women's Networking Group event. Theme is "Harnessing the Power of Social Media & Digital Marketing." Event features guest speakers, breakout sessions, lunch and a pitch competition that will award over $19,000 in grants to women-owned businesses. Location is Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 E., Holladay. Cost is based on time of purchase. Registration can be completed at http://www.Eventbrite.com.

 

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