Cover Stories

  • Huge Amazon center bringing 1,500 jobs to SLC
    By Brice Wallace Internet shopping giant Amazon.com Inc. has selected Salt Lake City for its new fulfillment center, a project that the company said will create 1,500 full-time hourly associate jobs. The company announced in June it would build the center in Utah but did not announce the location. The $250 million, 855-square-foot project will be in the Northwest Quadrant, a site targeted by...
  • Adobe expansion means 1,260 new jobs for Utah Co.
    Software company Adobe Systems Inc. will double the size of its Utah workforce and Lehi office space during the next few years, adding 1,260 jobs over 20 years. The company made the announcement last week after being approved for a tax credit incentive of nearly $25.8 million over 20 years by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board. “On behalf of Adobe, thank you,” Jonathan...
  • Arts and culture industry means $307M to SLC economy annually
    The nonprofit arts and culture industry has an economic impact of $306.6 million annually in Salt Lake City, according to a new study by an arts and arts education organization. The nonprofit Americans for the Arts’ “Arts & Economic Prosperity 5” study indicates the industry in Salt Lake City supports 10,479 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $27.9 million in local and state government...

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This Week's Headlines

  • Miller: Your business is impacted by international events
    If you own a company and are considering making it an international endeavor, Derek Miller has some words for you: Too late. That's because, Miller asserts, all companies are affected by activities around the world. It’s certainly the case for a...

  • Cutler tabbed to head WesTech
    WesTech Engineering Inc. of Salt Lake City has appointed Ralph Cutler as president. The company’s board made the announcement in a release. Cutler had been WesTech’s vice president of industrial products and sales and assumed his new role on July...

  • Civitas buys Riverton care center
    Civitas Solutions Inc. of Boston has acquired Country Life Care Center, a rehabilitation and post-acute-care facility located in Riverton. With a total of 36 private living spaces, Country Life specializes in providing short- and long-term...

  • Home prices still climbing
    Increases in home prices in the Salt Lake City market continue to outpace those nationally, according to figures released by Irvine, California-based CoreLogic, a property information and analytics service. Local prices were up 9.6 percent in May...

  • SL airport travelers now have quick security option
    The Salt Lake City International Airport has launched the Clear traveler identification system at its Terminal 2 passenger screening gates. The subscription system gives Clear members the option of quick screening when boarding flights at the...

  • Partnership to provide Vivint arena food
    The Utah Jazz and Vivint Smart Home Arena have announced the formation of a partnership with Levy, a sports dining specialty company that caters especially to NBA teams and arenas, to manage food and beverage facilities when the downtown Salt...

  • Beware phony poster sales
    The Utah Labor Commission has issued a warning to employers in the state to avoid falling victim to individuals and organizations that claim to sell posters from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to be posted in their...

  • Ogden Clinic has new owner
    Nashville, Tennessee-based Montecito Medical Real Estate, a large privately held firm devoted exclusively to medical real estate, has acquired the 105,592-square- foot Ogden Clinic portfolio, a multi-specialty facility in Ogden. Ogden Clinic is a...

  • It's offical: Outdoor Retailer going to Denver
    This month’s official announcement that the Outdoor Retailer summer and winter markets are moving from Salt Lake City to Denver came as a surprise to almost nobody. On the eve of a July 6 news conference with industry and Denver-area government...

  • Editorial Cartoon: Pennies on the dollar

  • Business Tech: There are tons of apps out there to help your business run better; Here are six
    By Mike Herrington There are a lot of great technology tools on the market to help improve your productivity and efficiency. Here are a handful that I’d recommend you check out and see if they could benefit your business: Skype. Not everybody...

  • Celebrating our independence - from the Export-Import Bank
    By Veronique de Rugy This month, we not only celebrate our country’s independence from the British but also celebrate the second anniversary of our freedom from the Export-Import Bank. In an imperfect environment where cronyism — that’s the...

  • Conventional wisdom just may not be the way to handle N. Korea
    By Fareed Zakaria In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: “North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a...

  • Want lower healthcare costs? Get rid of the insurance companies
    By Robert S. Pembroke For decades I ran a small business that employed 45 people — give or take a few. When I took over the family business, the cost of healthcare for our employees was insignificant. According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family...

  • Industry Briefs - 7-17-17
    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. AGRICULTURE • The Urban Greens Market in Salt Lake City’s...

  • Sorenson launches new firm for software & securities investment
    Salt Lake City-based Sorenson Capital has announced the formation of Sorenson Ventures, a new investment group focused on early-stage enterprise software and security investments. With the establishment of Sorenson Ventures, Ken Elefant joins the...