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  • Review of Utah monuments part of Trump order
    President Donald Trump last week took the first steps toward possible future economic development in national monuments. Trump signed an executive order that directs Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments created during the past 20 years by the Antiquities Act of 1906 that are greater than 100,000 acres and report back to Trump on possible legislative or executive...
  • New Kearns community facility will house U.S. speedskating
    By Brice Wallace Construction will begin this month on a $12 million multi-use facility in Kearns that will feature space for group events, fitness activities and a home for the national governing body of speedskating. The Kearns Athlete Training and Event Center (KATEC) will connect the Utah Olympic Oval — famous for hosting speedskating events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games — to the...

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  • Review of Utah monuments part of Trump order
    President Donald Trump last week took the first steps toward possible future economic development in national monuments. Trump signed an executive order that directs Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments created during...

  • New Kearns community facility will house U.S. speedskating
    By Brice Wallace Construction will begin this month on a $12 million multi-use facility in Kearns that will feature space for group events, fitness activities and a home for the national governing body of speedskating. The Kearns Athlete Training...

  • Attitude Index comes back down after March jump
    Although consumer confidence in Utah still sits in positive territory, April saw a major decline in the way people think about their economic future. The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) decreased in April after a big jump in March,...

  • Eight inventions receive Utah Innovation Awards at recent dinner
    Eight innovations have been honored as winners of the 15th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. The program recognizes innovations and the Utah companies that created them. Winners were...

  • RMP opens EV 'corridor' charging stations
    Rocky Mountain Power has opened Utah’s newest electric vehicle charging stations that will be part of a regional electric corridor in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. The chargers at the company’s Salt Lake City office are open to visitors and Rocky...

  • Hunt tabbed to head Parr Brown for coming year
    Salt Lake City law firm Parr Brown Gee & Loveless has announced the appointment of Jeffrey J. Hunt as president of the firm. Hunt will serve for one year and according to the practice of the firm, a new president then will be selected. Hunt has...

  • Utah Foundation report: Future not too rosy for Utah coal industry
    Employment in Utah’s coal mining and coal power industries has been declining for decades, due in part to shrinking demand for coal and improvements in mining technology, according to new research from the Utah Foundation. The report also...

  • UofU top in country for commercialing technology
    The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer. The UofU has “quietly...

  • Unemployment rate holds steady: Jobs still growing
    Utah’s unemployment rate continued to hold steady in March as the state’s economy continues to add jobs. The Utah Department of Workforce Services reported that the jobless rate held at 3.1 percent and that the economy has added 45,700 jobs in...

  • Kusch takes reins at LDSBC
    Bruce C. Kusch has taken over as the 13th president of LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. He replaces J. Lawrence Richards, who served eight years as president and 15 years as a teacher at the school. Kusch had been serving as chief academic...

  • Apartment complex sold for $40M
    San Francisco-based real estate investment company Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired the 256-unit Meadowbrook Station apartment complex in Salt Lake City for $40.1 million. The transaction closed on April 17. HZ purchased the Class B-plus,...

  • Salt Lake tourism off to great start
    According to two of Visit Salt Lake’s key economic indicators, the first quarter of 2017 shows Salt Lake is off to a strong start in terms of hotel room nights and Super Pass sales. Super Pass is Visit Salt Lake’s ski lift ticket program tailored...

  • Q1 real estate results mixed
    A newly released report from real estate firm Newmark Grubb ACRES shows that the Salt Lake City area had mixed results in the commercial real estate market for the first quarter of 2017. Slowing was noted in some areas following several years of...

  • Legend, Thanksgiving Pt. sign deal
    Thanksgiving Point and Legend Solar have signed a sponsorship agreement that will have the fast-growing solar energy provider install a 1,500-panel solar array on the development’s Museum of Ancient Life. In a release, the two entities said the...

  • Global Diamonds store sold
    Global Diamonds of Salt Lake City has been acquired by Diamonds Direct, a diamond retailer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Diamonds Direct plans to retain the Salt Lake City-based staff and will increase the outlet’s selection of diamonds and...

  • CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTS 5-1-17
    The following are recent financial reports as posted by selected Utah corporations: Zions Zions Bancorporation, based in Salt Lake City, reported net earnings applicable to common shareholders of $129 million, or 61 cents per share, for the first...