Monthly Archives: April 2019

Utah’s tech sector now accounts for more than 300,000 jobs in the state, a new study finds

By Tony Semerad for the Salt Lake Tribune Published: February 25 Read the original article here. Employment in Utah’s technology sector has grown at twice the national average over the past 10 years and the industry now supports 1 in every 7 jobs in the state, a new study says. With more than 116,100 in direct employment, the tech sector’s influence on Utah’s overall economy is now ahead of the state’s real estate industry — only with an average yearly compensation of $102,000 per position, nearly 75 percent higher than the average of $58,400 paid per job in other industries. [...]

By |2019-04-30T14:09:30-07:00April 30th, 2019|

Silicon Slopes, Utah Technology Council combine for new tech-centric chamber

By Art Raymond for the Deseret News Published: March 27, 2019 8:00 am Read the original article here. SALT LAKE CITY — An announcement Wednesday of the union of two tech-centric groups — Silicon Slopes and the Utah Technology Council — marks the birth of a two-part entity that is instantly one of the most powerful in a state where tech is evolving into the primary economic driver. The new alignment combines Silicon Slopes' mission as an education, community-building and outreach organization with the technology council's trade-focused, public policy advocacy for an innovation industry that numbers over 6,000 companies and [...]

By |2019-04-30T14:01:44-07:00April 30th, 2019|