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By Brice Wallace

An organization contracted with the state to recruit companies to Utah and grow existing ones reports having 34 project wins during the 2016-17 fiscal year, resulting in 9,336 jobs created or retained.

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), a private nonprofit organization, listed those figures when presenting its 24-page 2017-18 strategic recruiting plan to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board at the board’s July meeting.

EDCUtah’s work in 2016-17 included 38 site visits on behalf of companies considering Utah for operations, total project capital investments by companies of $915.2 million, and 6.1 million in square footage absorbed.

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