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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 |2019-04-30T14:09:30-06:00April 30th, 2019|

Utah Technology Council Unites With Silicon Slopes

The two organizations will operate under the same umbrella to better serve Utah’s startup and tech community. The Utah Technology Council (UTC) has joined forces with Silicon Slopes to unite Utah’s startup and tech community. The UTC organization and its stellar legacy of public policy, advocacy, and world-class events will continue to thrive within the Silicon Slopes ecosystem. In addition, Banyan CEO, Carine Clark, has been appointed the new chair of UTC. Silicon Slopes co-founder and executive director, Clint Betts, will assume the same role on behalf of both entities. “Silicon Slopes couldn’t be more thrilled to unite with UTC [...]

By |2019-03-26T15:39:25-06:00March 27th, 2019|

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Meets with Utah Tech Leaders

Yesterday, UTC hosted Congresswoman Mia Love and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for a round table discussion with Utah tech leaders on important issues facing our industry. There was no agenda, no pre-submission of topics, and the Chairman answered rapid fire questions on net neutrality, throttling, antitrust, privacy laws, and many more.   Congresswoman Love and Chairman Pai were clear for the reason for their visit: to build good policy, Congress needs good input from real people working in the fields they are attempting to regulate. More than net neutrality - Utah needs an ever strengthening infrastructure to ensure that our [...]

By |2018-08-24T09:54:15-06:00August 24th, 2018|

Would you want to work at your startup?

You’ve built a fantastic product. But what about the workplace that goes with it? Big players like Uber, GitHub and SheThinx somehow missed that second part (although they did muddle through their nightmares of workplace harassment). Other startups, however, haven’t always been so lucky, even if they didn’t take it to the extreme of these companies. No entrepreneur wants to have the company where employees say, “Ugh, do I have to go to work again today?” Whenever a business owner asks me a question about hiring, I ask them this: “if the tables were turned, would you want to work [...]

By |2018-08-22T13:30:09-06:00August 22nd, 2018|

10 Ways Technology Has Changed Team Communication

Original article published by Forbes can be seen here.   The information technology (IT) industry is expected to grow a whopping 6.2% this year alone, according to Statista. This will make the technology industry a $3.74 trillion business by 2018, which is part of the driving force behind how your company communicates today. Using technology to keep your team connected just makes sense. With more remote employees taking over the workforce and the need to engage with staff located all over the world, having instant accessibility not only makes it easy to work together and collaborate, but is also an [...]

By |2018-08-03T10:22:38-06:00August 3rd, 2018|
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