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Utah Posts Lowest Economic Inequality for Third Straight Year

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey has shown Utah posted the nation’s lowest wealth gap for the third straight year. Tracking back to 2006, Utah has finished no lower than third. As reported by the Deseret News, this impressive feat is thanks in part to the state’s young population and lack […]

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Utah Ranked Best Economy in U.S.

24/7 Wall Street recently ranked Utah as having the best economy in the nation. The financial analysis publication ranked all 50 states’ economies based on several important metrics, including 5 year annualized GDP and unemployment growth rate. Utah placed first in the 2020 rankings, after taking third the previous year.  The state was propelled to […]

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Protecting Lives and Livelihoods During COVID-19

The oft-repeated mantra of Utah state government during this pandemic revolves around “protecting lives and livelihoods.” Utahns will have undoubtedly heard some iteration of this phrase spoken in press conferences, included in data releases, and posted across social media. But what does it actually mean?  As the state works to limit the spread of coronavirus, […]

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Gov. Herbert Announces a Utah Statewide Effort to Train and Certify 5,000 Students for Cloud Careers by June 2022 with Amazon Web Services

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug 6, 2020) – Today, the Talent Ready Utah Center, housed in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a new initiative to provide AWS cloud computing courses and learning resources to 5,000 students in Utah by June 2022.  In this effort, Utah will work with the AWS […]

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Utah Retains First-Place in Economic Outlook for 13th Straight Year

Each year, the American Legislative Exchange Council publishes its “Rich States, Poor States” manual, examining every state’s economic outlook and performance. The manual reviews the policy choices made by each of the 50 states and determines if those choices have improved or hampered economic competitiveness and prosperity. In the 2020 report, Utah has claimed the […]

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Gov. Herbert joins Vice President Pence in support of USMCA

On Thursday, August 22, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined Vice President Mike Pence at Merit Medical Systems in South Jordan in expression of his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  Vice President Pence came to Utah to advocate for the agreement, which, if ratified by the United States Congress, would provide updates to the North […]

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Gov. Herbert meets with aerospace companies at Paris Air Show

Utah is one of the top states in the nation for aerospace and defense. This sector is an increasingly important part of our economy, and working with world-class aerospace companies creates opportunities for more Utahns to thrive. This week at the Paris Air Show, Gov. Gary R. Herbert met with top executives from the following […]

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Gov. Herbert discusses technology apprenticeships at Stadler Rail facility in Switzerland

Stadler Rail has just opened a new permanent manufacturing location in Utah. This state-of-the-art facility — just five minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport — builds rail cars for transit authorities around the country and projects to employ 1,000 workers and generate nearly $576 million in wages. Last Friday, Gov. Herbert visited Stadler Rail’s […]

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