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  • Panelist: We have enough workforce programs
    By Brice Wallace A gathering last week to discuss educational approaches to solve workforce issues featured many oft-told ideas: Getting kids excited about various career options earlier. Having youngsters and their parents understand that manufacturing and other trades are clean and safe, countering current misperceptions. Pushing for more diversity in the workforce. But one panelist stood...
  • Longer season adds to record-setting year for Utah ski industry
    Utah’s ski industry experienced a record season in 2016-17, with nearly 4.6 million skier days. The 4,584,658 skier days topped the previous record of 4,457,575 during the 2015-16 season, according to Ski Utah. The eight-month season — Snowbird stopped its lifts June 11, making the season 197 days long — saw the number of skier days rise 8.35 percent over Utah’s five-year average of 4,231,276....
  • Summer utility hikes add to 0.5% CPI rise
    Higher summer usage for electricity and water caused utility rates to rise and the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed a corresponding rise in May. The index ticked upward, rising 0.5 percent from April. Communications costs also went up as phone companies increased the prices of monthly plans. Other sectors experienced either modest increases or slight drops. The...

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This Week's Headlines

  • EY honors 2017 top entrepreneurs
    Utah Region winners of the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were announced at a black-tie event at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on June 10. The program recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities in 60 countries...

  • Report: Utah's economy benefits from globalization
    New research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of business concludes that on the whole, the Utah economy is larger and more prosperous because of globalization. Globalization is defined as...

  • Nevada law means Vivint can return to state
    Vivint Solar Inc. will resume serving customers in Nevada on the heels of a Nevada Legislature bill restoring the conditions under which rooftop solar customers are reimbursed for excess electricity generation. Vivint operated in Nevada for two...

  • Summer gas prices here to stay
    The price that Utahns pay at the gas pump went up just before the Memorial Day weekend and have stayed right there. Last week’s $2.54 per gallon statewide average was the same as the holiday prices — and were up about a dime over the week before...

  • Ensign buys Utah care facilities
    The Ensign Group Inc. of Mission Viejo, California, has acquired two skilled nursing and one intermediate care facilties in Utah. The facilities are Utah Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 99-bed skilled nursing facility in Provo; Heritage...

  • Staying busy all summer: Utah's resorts plan to do out-of-season business
    Nearly all of Utah’s 14 ski resorts have opened for summer activities ranging from hiking, biking and zip line riding to disc golfing, dining and enjoying music. Many of the resorts opened this past weekend. Brian Head Resort will be open Fridays...

  • Quarter (mile) pounder
    Fiat Chrysler is getting back into the muscle car business — and in a big way. The company is launcing the 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at a cool sticker price of $84,995. The power plant is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8...

  • Construction completed on 4th West Apartments
    SALT Development, a Salt Lake City-based developer and builder of commercial real estate properties, has completed construction of the first two phases of its 4th West Apartments near The Gateway shopping center in downtown Salt Lake City. The...

  • Message to Trump: There‚Äôs a right way to boost infrastructure spending
    By Veronique de Rugy As part of its recent “Infrastructure Week,” the Trump administration held infrastructure-themed events around the country to promote $1 trillion of private and public infrastructure investment. Based on the 2018 budget...

  • Solving the Middle East morass: U.S. should broker a new balance of power
    By Fareed Zakaria Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a...

  • Does the world no longer feel like Lafayette? 'Sir, I truly love America'
    By Robert Pembroke The return of the Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1824 produced a tremendous outpouring of goodwill and gratitude from our nation. He toured all 24 states in just over 13 months. When a mayor from a little town near Boston...

  • Business Tech: Solving your IT problems: Asking the right questions drives the right solutions
    By Mike Herrington There are a huge number of technology solutions on the market today and every business has unique needs. The road to finding the right solutions for your business can be tricky. Experience has repeatedly taught us that asking...

  • Editorial Cartoon - Just Crazy Enough

  • Industry Briefs 6-19-17
    Industry Briefs are provided as a free service to our readers. Company news information may be sent to brice@slenterprise.com. The submission deadline is one week before publication. BANKING • Bank of Utah, Ogden, has hired David Bastian to serve...

  • USTAR tabs Somers as new director
    Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) has named Brian Somers as its new managing director, according to a statement from the organization. “We are fortunate to have Brian join our team as managing director,” said Ivy Estabrooke, USTAR...

  • Report: Coal country needs to diversify industry base
    Seven of Utah’s 29 counties depend heavily on coal mining and electricity production from coal, but their future prosperity may depend on finding alternatives to coal and the high-paying jobs it provides in the state’s rural economy. Those are...