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Gov. Herbert Welcomes Tier 3 Gasoline to Utah

Today Gov. Gary Herbert joined Marathon Petroleum Corporation and its Speedway gas stations in celebrating Marathon’s Utah Refinery’s recent conversion toTier 3 fuel production.  26 Speedway gas stations across Utah will begin selling Tier 3 gas on January 1.  With this multi-million dollar investment and conversion, Marathon is leading the way on critical investments to […]

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Gov. Herbert and team work with clean power leaders in Italy while on trade mission

Governor Gary R. Herbert and his energy advisor, Laura Nelson, expanded relations with Enel Green Power (EGP) during the governor’s trade mission last month, meeting with Antonio Cammisecra, Head of EGP, and visiting the world’s oldest geothermal power plant in Tuscany. Utah currently ranks third in the U.S. for geothermal production.  Last year, the state […]

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Graphical Information – 2019 State of the State address

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Governor Begins Tour Recognizing Clean Air Innovation

Air quality is a significant concern for Utahns, and there are a number of contributing factors. The natural makeup of valleys along the Wasatch Front seals in cold air in the valleys in the winter, trapping pollutants in a cloud above our cities, and in the summer, forest fires throw smoke into the mix. Along […]

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6th Annual Utah Governor’s Energy Development Summit

“Utah is committed to investing in the future, including establishing Utah as the Crossroads of the West and the nation for energy innovation and development.” – Governor Gary R. Herbert Governor Gary R. Herbert kicked off the sixth annual Utah Energy Development Summit: The Crossroads of Innovation, May 3-4, 2017 at the Grand America Hotel. […]

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Governor Herbert hosts annual energy summit

“Energy development plays a special role in elevating rural economies; it is the lifeblood and enabler of Utah’s broader economy.” – Gov. Herbert This week, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined with the Office of Energy Development to host the 5th annual Energy Development Summit, bringing together energy stakeholders in promoting clean, affordable and sustainable energy development. Ongoing energy […]

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New leadership position helps Governor push smart energy policy for Utah

When Gov. Herbert took office in 2009, he set a goal to ensure access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy by producing 25 percent more electrical energy than we consume by 2020. That effort often requires working outside Utah’s borders to push for policies that benefit workers and businesses here at home. Last week, the […]

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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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Local Business Thrives in Utah Environment

By Governor Gary R. Herbert I recently met James Saffari, the President of Dynotron Inc., and he graciously invited me for a tour. Eager to learn more about a local business, I accepted and found James and his wife, Angela, to be representative of what we see in so many successful Utah entrepreneurs: The Saffaris […]

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