Cache Valley – Utah’s other innovation hub

“Companies can start in Utah, stay in Utah and thrive in Utah,” says Brad Baird, Business Development Manager at EDCUtah, who along with Becca Haynie, recently attended a tour of Cache County arranged by Sandy Emile, president of Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Cache Valley is a good place to keep an eye on,” Baird […]

Orrin Hatch: I Can Be a Bridge for H-1B Visa Reforms

Last November’s election brought significant changes to Washington, DC. President Trump is not your typical politician. Some of his actions have generated controversy, particularly in the Bay Area. But one thing is beyond dispute: he is focused like a laser on creating and keeping jobs here in the United States. The Bay Area—and Silicon Valley […]

Restore Utah increases its multifamily acquisition fund with investment from Goldman Sachs and Acquires The 500 Apartment community

Since its inception in 2012, Restore Utah and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group have revitalized low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by transforming vacant or neglected properties hard hit by the financial crisis into quality affordable rental homes for low-income families. On February 17, 2017, Goldman Sachs increased its equity commitment to Restore Utah, LLC’s Multifamily Acquisition Fund […]

Laura Butler joins Workfront as SVP of People and Culture

Workfront announced that Laura Butler has joined the company as its new senior vice president of people and culture and a member of the executive leadership team. As Workfront’s SVP of People and Culture, Laura is responsible for creating and reinforcing a culture that the most passionate, innovative, and customer-focused talent wants to join. Laura has […]

Utah-based Qualtrics rolls out four applications to manage key business experiences

Experienced management helps organizations measure, prioritize, and optimize the experiences they provide across the four foundational experiences of business: Customer experience is more than tracking promoters or satisfaction scoring. You have to know how your customers are changing, which ones matter most, and, essentially, how to attract them to your brand. Qualtrics CX helps you monitor, […]

Griffiths Named to National CPA Board

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT – March 21, 2017)– Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy & Leadership at Tanner LLC, has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The AICPA is the world’s largest member association, representing the accounting profession with 412,000 members in 144 countries. The association […]

Herbert announces Talent Ready Utah grant program & executive board

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced Talent Ready Utah’s first steps in working toward his goal of filling 40,000 new high-skill, high-paying jobs in Utah over the next four years. The governor announced that the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership will become the grant program for Talent Ready Utah, with more than $2.1 million in grant […]

U. S., Salt Lake Chambers host cybersecurity conference

The Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will host a conference  on Thursdayto help small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs. Top experts from government, law enforcement, and the private sector will discuss topics such as cybersecurity threats to the private sector, challenges for small and […]

WTC Utah President & CEO Derek B. Miller receives a CEO of the Year award

Utah Business magazine presented World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) President and CEO Derek B. Miller with a CEO of the Year Award today at ceremony held at the Grand America Hotel. “I have always been interested in international development, international business and international affairs. I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to work […]

Brad Baird, EDCUtah’s ‘loaned executive,’ to retire

When Brad Baird joined EDCUtah in 2004, he was the seventh loaned executive from Questar Corporation to put on an economic development hat. In April he’ll retire after more than a decade of service to the organization and as the longest tenured loaned executive to work at EDCUtah. As a dual corporate citizen, Baird continued his […]