Sundance Film Festival

2015 Sundance Film Festival bolstered Utah’s economy, research shows

(May 14, 2015) Just how much does the glitz and glam of Utah’s famed Sundance Film Festival add to Utah’s economy? The answer: millions, according to a new report issued by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the David Eccles School of Business. The report, “The Economic Impacts of Visitor Read More

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anelists from the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Envision Utah, and the City of South Salt Lake will convene on May 14, 2015 to discuss the role poverty plays in the Utah economy, and current efforts underway to reduce intergenerational poverty.

Economic Club of Utah to co-host forum on intergenerational poverty

(May 12, 2015) —Panelists from the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Envision Utah, and the City of South Salt Lake will convene on May 14, 2015 to discuss the role poverty plays in the Utah economy, and current efforts underway to reduce intergenerational poverty. While Utah currently enjoys a low unemployment rate and robust growth, Read More

New research examines government websites

Access to state services on government website is valuable to citizens, U research shows

(April 30, 2015) —A new survey released by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy &  Administration shows the Utah.gov website is valuable to Utahns. According to a new statewide survey, 75 percent of respondents used the site in the past year. Of those that used Utah.gov, 87 percent found the services valuable.Eighty five Read More

Public Lands

New University of Utah report details role of tourism in rural areas

April 28, 2015 —Although tourism is important to Utah’s economy as a whole, it is especially important to the economies of rural, less-populated counties across the state, according to new research released by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Utah. “Rural Utah is characterized by a large portion of Read More

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U Community Solar brightened local economic activity

The University of Utah Community Solar Program, which launched a year ago on Earth Day, April 22, and closed on Oct. 24, 2014, generated nearly a million dollars in wages for 18 full-time, temporary and seasonal employees, according to a new report. The program also inspired two other Utah communities to offer similar programs. Read More