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Utah Heads The Best States For Business 2014

The national unemployment rate recently dipped to 5.8%, a level last seen in July 2008, but the economic recovery has hardly been robust. Voters went to the polls last week and expressed their dissatisfaction. The economy is the most important factor for voters and seven out of 10 said it is still in bad shape. Yet, pockets of the U.S. are prospering with strong business climates. You need to head west to find most of these spots. Eight of the top 10 states in Forbes’ annual study of the Best States for Business are west of the Mississippi. Leading the way is Utah, which previously ranked first between 2010 and 2012 before dropping to third last year.

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ATK Cleared to Manufacture Boeing 787 Parts

Clearfield – ATK has completed The Boeing Company’s qualification for the manufacture of advanced composite primary structures for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. The composite frames will be produced in ATK’s new manufacturing clean room in the Freeport Composites Center in Clearfield, Utah.

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Top 5 U.S. Cities for Young Computer
Professionals (Ogden, UT #3)

You might think computer science is a young person's game dominated by whiz kids in hoodies. Think again. Nationally, a mere six percent of the computing workforce is younger than 25, compared to 13 percent of the workforce as a whole. What's more, the computing workforce is aging. This year, 43 percent is 45 or older, up from 35 percent in 2001.


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The Big Empties: Where deep powder meets uncrowded runs

Even during the deepest powder days, these five hidden gems somehow remain blissfully uncrowded. Need we say more?

  • Powder Mountain and Snowbasin, Utah
  • Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho
  • Kirkwood, California
  • Magic Mountain, Vermont
  • Red Mountain, British Columbia

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    Dan Rather discusses state of journalism with Utah businesses

    Speaking Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Rather described the World Wide Web and the digital era “as the single biggest change for journalism” that has taken place since his career began.

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    Energy: Utah's Greatest Economic Opportunity

    Could there be a greater economic opportunity for Utah than energy development in the Uintah Basin? Balanced, smart development of the Basin's massive energy resources could create thousands of Utah jobs, bolster every segment of the economy and improve the quality of life for everyone in the state.

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    Northern Utah Workforce Alliance - Closing the Skills Gap

    Ogden-Symposium discusses improving a skilled workforce. Educators, business leaders and workforce service personnel gathered this week to discuss ways to meet the needs of Utah employers by providing skilled employees. One way to meet those needs, is through the National Career Readiness Certificate, an assessment based credential that gives employers and job seekers a uniform method to measure necessary workplace skills. American College Testing developed the certificate, which it said can be used in closing the skills gap.

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    Concept To Company Entrepreneur Competitions

    The “Concept to Company” competitions are ongoing entrepreneur contests held in various regions across the state of Utah. The main objectives of the contests are to encourage and support Utah’s entrepreneurial innovators  with the intent of helping them turn their concepts into a company.Competitions are held in all regions of the state with each competition focusing on the unique entrepreneurial strengths of that region. Contests are completely free and prizes are awarded with no strings attached!

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    Roy is the #5 fastest growing city in Utah

    Utah is growing fast: the state’s population has doubled in the past 30 years, and planners expect the state will add another 2.5 million people by 2050. The fastest-growing areas are concentrated in the 90-mile stretch along Interstate 15 from Ogden to Provo, where new residents and businesses are arriving at some of the fastest rates in the country.

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    Anatomy of a move: Mercury Wheels relocates to Utah, and the region wins

    Chris Mogridge could tell his family’s Oxford, Mississippi real estate development business was in for tougher times as the financial crises of the late 2000’s deepened. “I was on the financing side of the business and could tell things were getting harder. No matter how much advertising I would do, sales were starting to slip. And the bank was getting funny with us borrowing money.” Full Article -->

    State Senate candidate addresses council

    Ann Millner, current Utah State Senate candidate and former Weber State University president, sought input from the Morgan County Council Tuesday and informed them of her platform. “When I heard Sen. Reid decided he was not going to run for re-election, I felt it was a good fit in my individual public service role,” Millner said. Full Article -->

    Shingo Prize Awarded to Barnes Group's Ogden Division

    Ogden – The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has awarded Barnes Aerospace, Ogden Division, a business of Barnes Group Inc., with the Shingo Prize. Full Article -->

    Ogden Makes Forbes’ List of America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities

    OGDEN– Forbes has ranked Ogden No. 20 on its list of “America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities.” Forbes started with the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas and rated the geographic areas based on six metrics, including population growth, job growth, and the rate of economic growth for 2012. The magazine also factored in federal unemployment data and median salaries for local college-educated workers.
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