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Governor Issues “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Directive

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive to all Utahns today. This is not a shelter in place order, but rather the next step in the Urgent Phase laid out in the Utah Leads Together plan. This directive seeks to make clear what individuals […]

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Graphical Information – 2019 State of the State address

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Governor Speaks at Southern Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit

    Utahns all across the state have much to be proud of. We have our world-class snow and ski resorts, our thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, our rivers, lakes and streams teeming with trout and other game fish — as well as abundant wildlife in our mountains forests and deserts, and […]

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Governor inducted into Utah Tourism Hall of Fame

Gov. Hebert was inducted into the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame this week. The honor came as a recognition of his leadership in opening Utah’s five national parks during the federal government shutdown last year. “While I am the one being inducted, I recognize that this honor doesn’t belong to me alone,” said the governor. […]

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Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

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Utah named #1 again, and again, and again

(July 16, 2014)  Utah identified as a symbol of economic growth that other states should use as a model For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government.   “Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a […]

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Utah signs agreement advancing travel, tourism opportunities on federal lands

This morning, Governor Gary R. Herbert joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between members of the Western States Tourism Policy Council and U.S. Federal Agencies recognizing the economic importance of tourism on federal lands and waters. “Tourism in Utah is an integral part of our […]

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