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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Original Op-Ed published by the Deseret News can be read here. Climate solutions are not only economically viable in Utah, they are already being implemented across the state in different communities, paving the way to reduced carbon emissions that will lead to better health and safety and a more livable future for Utahns. This year’s passage of HCR007, the first climate resolution ever to pass in a red state, demonstrates an increased willingness by elected officials to represent the belief of a strong majority of Utahns that climate change is real. Indeed, a 2017 Hinckley Institute poll shows that 71 [...]
Original article from Associations Now can be found here. Written by Samantha Whitehorne for Associations Now A recently launched initiative from Time’s Up hopes to boost women in the workplace by intentionally bringing more of them to events and providing more networking opportunities. The idea offers some possibilities for associations too. I’m sure almost all of you are familiar with Time’s Up, an initiative that was launched in January by more than 300 female actresses, agents, writers, directors, producers, and entertainment executives to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide. While the group’s biggest [...]
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