Utah celebrates exceeding challenge to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 Days

What: Gov. Gary R. Herbert invites the business community and leaders to celebrate exceeding the challenge to create 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days.

In the 2012 State of the State address, during the national recession when unemployment was high and job growth was low across the nation, Gov. Gary R. Herbert set an audacious goal for Utah’s business community to create 100,000 new jobs for Utah residents. Now, three years later, we have reached and, in fact, exceeded that goal.

Who: Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Vale Hale, Greg Easton, and many local business leaders

When: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m. Media access: archers warm up, media welcome to try archery shooting

11 a.m. Greg Easton, president of Jas D. Easton Companies and Easton Foundations, welcomes business leaders and provides remarks

11:10 a.m. Mike Blair, VP and general manager of Exelis

11:15 a.m. Remarks by Val Hale, executive director of GOED  

11:20 a.m. Gov. Herbert will announce the new job growth percentage, unemployment percentage and three year job creation number

11:30 a.m. Governor Herbert, Greg Easton and guests will be invited to join in the “Try-archery experience”

Where: Easton Salt Lake Archery Center, 575 North John Glenn Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

Visuals: To celebrate “hitting the mark,” the event will take place in the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center where archers practice target shooting. Professional archers will hit targets as the final numbers of the challenge are announced. Interested media are invited to come early and watch archers warm up and even try their hand at archery. (10:30 – 11:00 a.m.)