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  • Guv: Utah has had 'remarkable success,' still faces challenges
    By Brice Wallace Don’t look for Gov. Gary Herbert in “The Happiest Place On Earth” anytime soon. At the 11th annual Utah Economic Summit, Herbert cautioned that while Utah has had “remarkable economic success,” it nonetheless faces several challenges, and Utahns need to avoid the urge to celebrate by “going to Disneyland.” “As we look to the challenges ahead, let’s not lose sight or...
  • Chevron SLC refinery commits to Tier 3 conversion by end of 2019
    By John Rogers Utah legislators provided a carrot to local oil refineries to produce cleaner burning fuels with passage of SB197 during the recently completed session. Last week, Chevron announced that it was biting. In an announcement from Mitra Kashanchi, manager of Chevron’s Salt Lake City refinery operations, the company said it will reconfigure the facility to produce low-sulfur, Tier 3...

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  • Guv: Utah has had 'remarkable success,' still faces challenges
    By Brice Wallace Don’t look for Gov. Gary Herbert in “The Happiest Place On Earth” anytime soon. At the 11th annual Utah Economic Summit, Herbert cautioned that while Utah has had “remarkable economic success,” it nonetheless faces several...

  • Chevron SLC refinery commits to Tier 3 conversion by end of 2019
    By John Rogers Utah legislators provided a carrot to local oil refineries to produce cleaner burning fuels with passage of SB197 during the recently completed session. Last week, Chevron announced that it was biting. In an announcement from Mitra...

  • Gasoline culprit again; CPI hike most in a year
    Consumer prices along the Wasatch Front have taken their biggest jump in a year. The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped nearly a full point in March and is now up 4.1 percent since this time last year. March’s 0.9 percent...

  • Ten years and counting, Utah's economic outlook tops nation
    Utah has finished first again in a ranking of states’ overall economic outlook — for the 10th consecutive year. Utah also finished fourth — behind Texas, North Dakota and Washington — for economic performance in the recent American Legislative...

  • Economist Jeff Thredgold dead at 66
    Economist, speaker and author Jeff Thredgold, best known for his years as a consultant for Zions Bancorporation, has died. Thredgold, 66, passed away at his home in Farmington on April 15 of complications from Frontotemporal Degeneration, a...

  • Chicago firm buys TradeWarrior
    Layton-based TradeWarrior Software has been sold to Oranj, a wealth management software company based in Chicago. TradeWarrior is a developer and marketer of institutional-grade investment rebalancing and model management software for financial...

  • Need to start a small business?
    Utah County has received a lot of attention in recent years for its business growth and stability. Amid all the hype, you rarely hear the name of Springville. But a new report from consumer finance website WalletHub named that town the third-best...

  • Sharifan named president of Wasatch I.T.
    Wasatch I.T., a Murray-based provider of outsourced IT services for small and medium-sized businesses, has hired Bahar Sharifan as president. Wasatch I.T. founder Spencer Ferguson has been filling the dual role of president and CEO and will...

  • UVEF names 2016 winners of Peak 100 and EPIC 100 awards
    The Utah Venture Entrepreneur Forum, a nonprofit organization that recognizes entrepreneurs and helps them connect with mentors and capital, has named its 2016 winners of the 2016 Peak 100 and EPIC 100 awards. The winners of the Peak 100 awards...

  • GOED names World Trade Center Utah state‚Äôs international promotion partner
    The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has contracted with World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) to oversee the state’s international business promotion activities. “This formal, contracted partnership will leverage WTC Utah’s...

  • SLC tops Forbes list of non-Silicon Valley tech hot spots
    A recent story in Forbes magazine tabs the Salt Lake City area as the top spot in the nation outside of Silicon Valley as a center for technology development. Based on tech-related patent registrations, Forbes says the talent is not necessarily...

  • Savage buys water transport co.
    Savage Inland Marine LLC, a subsidiary of Savage Cos. of Midvale, has purchased the liquid bulk division assets of Settoon Towing LLC, a waterway transportation company based in Pierre Part, Louisiana. The purchase includes 35 towboats and 63...

  • Business leaders express trade concerns to Utah delegation
    Members of Utah’s congressional delegaion met with 40 business leaders last week to discuss the importance of foreign trade to Utah’s economy. At an event sponsored and hosted by World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah), representatives Jason Chaffetz,...

  • Nutraceutical acquires Zhou brand
    Park City’s Nutraceutical International Corp. has acquired substantially all the assets associated with the Zhou Nutrition brand from Branson Books LLC. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Zhou sells 24 proprietary dietary supplement products on...

  • BUSINESS TECH: There are multiple approaches to backup and disaster recovery planning
    By Mike Herrington Most businesses know that having a good backup of their company data is critical. However, most small and medium businesses don’t spend nearly enough energy doing strategic planning for disaster recovery. There are a lot of...

  • Should the United States stop cooperating with - and financing - the OECD?
    By Veronique de Rugy How would you feel if I told you that we taxpayers are spending millions of dollars every year to fund an army of bureaucrats who advocate higher taxes and bigger government around the globe? That’s exactly what the United...