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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|

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 |2019-04-30T14:01:44-06:00April 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|

WSU Hosts 1,700 People for Robotics State Championship

GDEN, Utah — A robotics competition with events for students kindergarten through 12th grade will bring nearly 1,700 people to Weber State University, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Swenson Gym and Shepherd Union. Teams from across Utah will attend the FIRST Day competition and state championship to put their engineering skills to the test. Participants will battle robots they have designed, programmed and built. The competition will include work from young students experiencing their first introduction to technology, as well as teens who have proved their skills in previous qualifying rounds. The day’s events will [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:06:21-06:00February 5th, 2018|

Stubhub Opens Center of Excellence For Customer Service in Draper Utah

We are so excited about this announcement!  Read about it below, or click here for the full article! "Just south of Salt Lake City, StubHub opened the doors to its Center of Excellence for Customer Service and Trust Operations in Draper, Utah yesterday, hosting its growing employee base, leadership team, more than a dozen representatives from local offices – including Utah Congresswoman Mia Love of the state’s 4th District – and a very special guest, beloved by Utahns, Thurl ‘Big T’ Bailey, in a celebration of its commitment to serving its customers in its new digs. Led by Sr. Director [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:05:59-06:00October 27th, 2017|
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