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This week in The Enterprise – Utah’s Business Journal

October 17, 2016

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Want a flying car? Learn how to operate it at Roosevelt school

Just as we begin to get used to the idea that cars can drive themselves, we have to start thinking about learning to fly our cars. And Utah will be the first place in North America that we can do that learning. In anticipation of the delivery of its first flying car in 2018, Dutch company PAL-V has opened the first-ever flying car school in Roosevelt. Read More...

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Still in its relative infancy, Utah’s life science association is looking to become a stronger voice for the industry. At the recent Utah Life Science Summit, leaders of BioUtah said one initiative for 2017 is to boost awareness of the association. Read More...

Investors are optimistic, but still worried about election
In a climate of political uncertainty, American investors are as optimistic about putting their money in the market as they have been in nine years. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index jumped in the third quarter to its highest level since mid-2007. Read More...

State incentives will add up to 521 jobs at healthcare companies
A pair of healthcare company expansions approved for state incentives will lead to the creation of up to 521 jobs in Salt Lake County during the next five years. Read More...

Iron County's Red Hills solar project sold to Macquarie
Macquarie Infrastructure Corp., through its MIC Renewable Energy Holdings subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority equity in the 80-megawatt Utah Red Hills solar power facility in Iron County from Scatec Solar ASA. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More...

Google program provides high-speed Internet for low-income areas
Google Fiber, in partnership with Salt Lake City and the nonprofit, low-income housing provider Utah Nonprofit Housing Corp. (UNPHC) has announced Salt Lake City’s first Gigabit Communities Program. The program that provides no-cost fast fiber Internet to select public and low-income housing residents in the city. Read More...

Cincinnati firm acquires Cardwell Distributing
Cardwell Distributing of Midvale has been sold to RelaDyne, a provider of lubricants, fuels and services for industrial, commercial and automotive businesses based in Cincinnati. Cardwell is also a distributor of lubricants and fuels and was founded in Utah in 1964. Cardwell has locations serving over 3,000 customers in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. Read More...

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Meeting and convention planners are beginning to think outside the box
When it comes to "Meet & Eat" in Utah, the latest trend is all about variety. Local and regional meeting planners, when scheduling and detailing their conferences, are no longer content to simply hold their entire conference under one roof. Not that this is a completely new concept, but one we have faced more often this year than in the past. Read More...


Basic calendar listings are provided as a free service to our readers. Information about upcoming events may be sent to The submission deadline is one week before publication.

Oct. 20 - PTAC Vendor Fair 2016
A Governor’s Office of Economic Development Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) event. Event is a reverse trade show providing opportunities for government agencies, large government prime contractors and various assistance resources to meet potential subcontractors.

Oct. 20 - O.C. Tanner National Cyber Security Awareness Event
Presented by O.C. Tanner in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Utah Department of Emergency Management.

Oct. 21-23 - George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater Grand Opening Celebration
Activities include an Oct. 21 premier performance at 7:30 p.m.; a free open house and arts celebration 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22 with 15-minute performances featuring local talent in the venue’s performance spaces throughout the day; a free performance 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 23 (performers to be announced); and a free open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


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