Policy

New Report Shows Utah’s Tech Sector Invests In Its Workforce

A new report, released today by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, shows Utah's tech community leading the country in wage growth at a resounding 16.6% growth in the last year. It's followed by Washington and Nevada, respectively. Some other highlights include: Tech is growing twice as fast as other industries in the state, and three times as fast as tech across the country. Tech wages are two times more than the average wage in Utah. 28 out of 29 counties has at least one tech company. As a pillar of the state, tech supports nearly 1/5 of Utah's overall [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:58:51-07:00July 30th, 2019|

UTC Joins 34 Other Tech Councils Across The Country In Support Of The Use Of Blockchain

CompTIA-TECNA Blockchain Final Letter 7.3.19 Re: H.R. 1361/S.553, the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019 Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader McConnell, Democratic Leader Schumer, and RepublicanLeader McCarthy: On behalf of a broad coalition of national, state and regional technology councils, we write today to express our strong support for H.R. 1361/S. 553, the Blockchain Promotion Act of 2019, and urge the House of Representatives and Senate to pass this important legislation during the 116th Congress. Emerging technologies such as blockchain are increasingly interwoven into our nation’s economy and national security. Blockchain technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and there is [...]

By |2019-07-08T10:41:16-07:00July 8th, 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|

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 |2019-03-26T15:39:25-07:00March 27th, 2019|