Utah Halfway to Governor’s Job Goal

Exelis Aerostructures to host midpoint celebration of 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days

What:    In January 2012, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the challenge to the private sector to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. On Thursday, June 27, 2013, the Governor will announce the midpoint job numbers and what is left to accomplish the goal. In addition, Exelis acts as a prime example of how and why job growth has been so successful in Utah.
Why:      The private sector has reached the midpoint for the 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days goal. The current numbers show Utah is ahead of schedule in reaching the goal. This celebration will highlight the people and companies behind the numbers.

Who:    Governor Gary R. Herbert
    Spencer Eccles, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
    Mike Blair, Vice President and General Manager of Exelis Aerostructures
    Additional local companies  
When:        Thursday, June 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
        *Media need to arrive by 12:45 p.m. since this location is a Dept. of Defense secure manufacturing facility and ID is required

Where:    Exelis Aerostructures
    5995 W. Amelia Earhart Dr.
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Visuals:    The Exelis building presents a unique opportunity to photograph an above shot of the ripple effect of jobs created with their expansion and work provided through many local vendors. This shot will be provided towards the end of the event.