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  • RFT grants account for 93 jobs in Utah's non-urban counties
    By Brice Wallace A grant program to boost employment in rural Utah has become very popular. A total of 46 companies were approved for Rural Fast Track (RFT) grants during the July-through-June fiscal year, with the grants tied to the creation of 93 high-paying, full-time jobs in 15 counties. That compares with fiscal year 2016 totals of 31 grants across 12 counties, tied to 122 jobs. About $2...
  • Half of new medical school's inaugural class are Utahns
    By John Rogers It has been more than 100 years since a medical school opened in Utah. That all changed earlier this month when official and dignitaries cut the ribbon at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine campus in Ivins, near St. George. The only other medical institution in the state is the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, which opened in 1905. And the new...
  • Transportation costs send CPI upward in June
    The cost of getting around again had the biggest impact on the overall cost of living in Northern Utah in June. The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) ticked upward last month, rising 0.6 percent from May. Transportation prices had the largest impact on the index, while other sectors experienced either modest increases or slight drops. The national Consumer Price Index...

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  • Transportation costs send CPI upward in June
    The cost of getting around again had the biggest impact on the overall cost of living in Northern Utah in June. The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) ticked upward last month, rising 0.6 percent from May. Transportation prices...

  • Dept. of Workforce Services honors Olene Walker on its 20th anniversary
    At a recent ceremony arking the 20th anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that the agency’s downtown administration office will be renamed the Olene S. Walker Building in recognition of the late...

  • Four Foods Group buys Mo'Bettahs
    American Fork-based Four Foods Group, a restaurant development, investment and management firm, has acquired a majority stake in Mo’Bettahs, a six-unit Hawaiian-style restaurant chain. The all-cash acquisition closed on July 1. Mo’Bettahs was...

  • CertainTeed Corp. acquires Orem-based SlimTek Fence
    SimTek Fence of Orem has been acquired by CertainTeed Corp. of Malvern, Pennsylvania. SimTek manufactures and markets high-density polyethylene fence products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2007, SimTek pioneered and...

  • Downtown SLC wants to capitalize on arts & entertainment draw
    By Brice Wallace Lots of people come to downtown Salt Lake City for arts and entertainment. Expect to hear more about it in the near future. During a “State of Downtown” media gathering last week, Jason Mathis, executive director of the Downtown...

  • Ivanti acquires Boston-based RES Software
    South Jordan-based Ivanti has acquired RES Software, the company said in a recent release. Avanti adds the digital workspace software developer to its own IT digital workspace integration and management products and services. RES has its...

  • Jive to consolidate operations into 52,000-sq.-ft headquarters
    Orem-based cloud communications company Jive has announced that construction is under way on its new headquarters building in Pleasant Grove. Management had not said anything about the project until a surprise announcement to its employees at its...

  • Vista Outdoor becomes major BSA sponsor
    Farmington-based Vista Outdoor Inc. has announced that it has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. Vista Outdoor is now the official conservation sponsor of the Scouts, while Vista Outdoor brands Federal...

  • Ground broken for Innovation Pointe in Lehi
    The Argent Group and DLM Development have broken ground on an office park development in Lehi. Dubbed Innovation Pointe, the project will be located west of I-15 in the Silicon Slopes area of Utah County. Consisting of 600,000 square feet of...

  • Editorial Cartoon: Patently False

  • Filling the gap: Salt Lake City's Open Legal Services caters to those who aren't indigent but still can't afford the high-priced spread
    By Frances Johnson Despite the old adage that says justice is blind, the American justice system still sees money. If you find yourself in legal trouble and don’t qualify for free legal services — for example, from a public defender or legal aid...

  • A primer on patent law that every businessperson should read
    By Adam Smoot Patents, their uses and their purposes are often misunderstood. These misunderstandings arise from all sorts of places, from “Shark Tank” episodes to the movie “Flubber.” For most people, misunderstandings about patents are not...

  • The ROI of Cyber Security
    By Tammy B. Georgelas You’ve heard you need it. Daily headlines warn you to secure your data to protect your business, your employees and your customers. But how can you afford to pay for cyber security when you already have a tight budget and it...

  • Selecting an attorney to help patent your invention
    By Kirk C. Coombs You have a great idea and need to obtain a patent to protect it. Great! What’s next? Before you make any public disclosure of your idea, you need to find an attorney to help you file the patent application with the United States...

  • STEPPING UP: Corporations navigating the new normal of climate change
    By Reagan L.B. Desmond and Emily E. Lewis For many businesses, the once far-off impacts of climate change are beginning to affect the bottom line. Drought, pollution, declining natural resources and migrating populations are increasingly...

  • When control + z just isn’t enough
    By Bahar Sharifan I think the obsession with backing up my data started in law school. I had a paralyzing fear that I would drop my computer or it would randomly crash and I would lose everything. The data on my computer seemed to represent proof...