Utah.Gov launches “Doing Business in Utah” initiative
June 11, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY (June 11, 2015) â€“ The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has simplified the process of locating services applicable to each business industry by grouping all 500-plus online services into industry classifications. The “Doing Business in Utah” online initiative was part of a nine month project to redesign the state website, Utah.Gov, and help agencies improve performance.
“We want to simplify the process for creating successful businesses in Utah,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “Efficient state government helps businesses create high quality jobs and improve the quality of life in Utah.”
GOMB created a task force involving top managers from eight agencies with the most business interaction. The task force developed the idea for consolidating service by industry type. A primary obstacle identified during development was that a particular business may need to navigate between many different agencies in order to obtain licenses required for operation.
When entering the new business portal at Utah.Gov, users select and view relevant services from 37 category types. Whether the visitor selects financial, construction, or any other industry, only the applicable and relevant services are displayed. This initiative reduces the burden and friction that sometimes comes with regulatory compliance.
The project creates a “one-stop” portal where businesses can:
- Find, obtain, manage and renew most or all of the state licenses and permits required for them to do business
- Save time and expense for companies doing business in Utah
- Reduce administrative costs
- Improve customer service
The state of Utah has received numerous national accolades for its positive business environment including a recent study that found 91 percent of businesses say Utah.Gov saves time. In addition, 86 percent of businesses say the service provided through Utah.Gov makes it easier to do business.
To learn more visit www.Utah.Gov.
The Doing Business in Utah website was developed by Utah Interactive, a subsidiary of NIC.
Utah.Gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in the State of Utah. Utah.Gov provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through Utah.Gov, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting or fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2014 alone, Utah.Gov received 16 awards making it the nation’s most honored state website. Utah.Gov is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of the eGovernment firm of NIC’s family of companies.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.