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This week in The Enterprise – Utah’s Business Journal

October 31, 2016

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Speaker: Business responsible for retraining displaced workers

Speaking at the Utah Global Forum, Edward Luce, chief U.S. columnist and commentator for the Financial Times, said businesses need to partner with community colleges to support better federal retraining legislation than currently exists to help workers affected by technology, trade agreements and other factors. Read More...

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Utah residents aren’t too sure about the present state of the economy but continue to have guarded optimism about the future. The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) decreased 1.4 points to 111.8 in October. Read More...

Robust growth helps Utah jobless drop to 3.4%
Utah’s unemployment rate took a significant dip from September to October. The rate dropped by three-tenths of a point to 3.4 percent and the number of unemployed Utahns dropped by 4,100 to 50,700. Read More...

BYUtv series 'Extinct' among productions receiving state incentives
Utah has landed another television series, after a state board earlier had approved an incentive for its pilot episode. The first season of “Extinct” was among several productions to receive incentives or have earlier incentives increased by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board at its October meeting. Read More...

Harrison takes reins at Intermountain
Dr. Marc Harrison has taken the reins of Intermountain Healthcare as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Dr. Charles W. Sorenson, who retired Oct. 15. Read More...

Lockheed Martin will compete for GBSD contract from office at HAFB
Aerospace industry giant Lockheed Martin will base its new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program at the Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park at Hill Air Force Base, the company announced recently. Read More...

Intermountain announces launch of precision medicine company
In a move it hopes will accelerate advancements in precision medicine, Intermountain Healthcare will launch a new genomics research and testing company called Navican Genomics to help physicians identify personalized options to treat and prevent cancer. Ingo Chakravarty, a 26-year senior executive of the health industry, has been named as the president and CEO of Navican. Read More...

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They're here! Was Utah ready when the baby boomers started becoming senior citizens? There's still a lot to do 10 years after the launch of project Utah 2030
Facing the demographic reality that the number of Utahns over the age of 65 would double by the year 2030, state agencies were tasked with exploring how an aging population would impact their services and resources, and to provide solutions to mitigate strains on everything from housing to healthcare to banking to transportation, as well as ideas to keep older Utahns engaged, involved and contributing to the community and economy. Read More...

Oral health: As population ages, problems with teeth and gums seem to multiply
Let’s face it, as a nation we are going gray. The baby boomer generation is now heading into their 60s and 70s, and the percentage of Americans in this age group is expanding like never before. Along with what some may consider a more distinguished appearance, that gray hair also can come with health issues that are increasingly more expensive. Read More...

GOING BACK TO WORK: Senior employment a benefit for both the worker and the employer
Though most American workers envision a productive career with a comfortable retirement some time in their mid-60s, the economic and social reality often paints a different picture. Increasingly, workers are delaying retirement or returning to the workforce out of necessity or desire, presenting a unique and positive opportunity for businesses and employers. Read More...


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Oct 31 - Nov 4: 11th Annual Hoedown Fundraiser
A Davis Chamber of Commerce Women in Business event benefiting Gigi’s Playhouse. Event features a silent auction and live band.

Nov 4 & 11: A Salt Lake Chamber event. Event is designed for new and experienced government affairs professionals, company executives and public policy advocates to improve their efficacy and understanding of advocating in the state of Utah.

Nov 8-9: 2016 Broadband Tech Summit
Features presentations from industry representatives, policy insiders and local broadband stakeholders.


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