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Salt Lake City officially launches the Funding Our Future Dashboard

Posted on: May 17th, 2018

Today, Salt Lake City officially launched the Funding Our Future dashboard. The online dashboard tracks funding from the recently passed half a percent sales tax increase and displays specific dollar allocations to be used for community-identified critical needs: affordable housing, neighborhood security, streets and infrastructure, and transit. “The Salt Lake City Council and I are […]

Salt Lake City to test two new intersection designs at 900 South and 1100 East

Posted on: May 15th, 2018

In anticipation of a 2019 reconstruction of 900 South, between Lincoln Street and 1300 East, Salt Lake City’s Transportation and Engineering Divisions are testing two temporary intersection designs at the 900 South, 1100 East, and Gilmer Drive intersection. The temporary intersections, known as “pop-ups”, will use materials like traffic cones to simulate two proposed reconfigurations. […]

Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Director volunteers to assist with economic recovery in Florida

Posted on: May 14th, 2018

Natural and man-made disasters have devastating impacts on local communities. In response to the increase in disasters, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has developed a program of disaster preparedness and post-disaster economic recovery directed at economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, local businesses, and other economic recovery stakeholders. Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic […]

Salt Lake City hosts national lacrosse championship

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

Thirty-two of the nation’s top collegiate men’s lacrosse teams are descending on Salt Lake City this week to earn bragging rights as the best in the U.S. Two Utah teams are competing in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) national championship—University of Utah is ranked number two and BYU is number seven. THE MCLA National […]

Salt Lake City joins counties, cities, and towns throughout the country to celebrate Economic Development Week

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016 in order to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life. In its second year, Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development (SLC DED), alongside our industry and business partners, […]

Local restauranteur opens new, first-of-its-kind experiential restaurant in Salt Lake City

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

The owner of Este Pizza in Salt Lake City wants to take your dining experience to a new level, which prompted him to open The Dispensary, a unique dining establishment you won’t find anywhere else. The new eatery utilizes 986 square feet of space at 54 West 1700 South (same building as Sweet Lake Biscuits […]

Mayor Biskupski offers two budgets to Salt Lake City Council

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski today released two budgets to the Salt Lake City Council. The first budget has recommendations for the general fund and the second financial plan offers proposals if the Salt Lake City Council increases the sales tax. Salt Lake City is expected to generate $275.5 million in revenues for the […]

Mayor Biskupski will initiate first stage of addressing potential water shortage: A call for Salt Lake City agencies, residents, and businesses to conserve

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

With snow levels and early spring run-off well below average this year, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will declare a Stage 1 Advisory for water conservation, in keeping with Salt Lake City’s 5-stage Water Shortage Contingency Plan. While the current overall water supply is good due to strong reservoir levels, stream flow volume is projected to be […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski proposes eliminating bicycle licensing fee

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

Salt Lake City bicyclists could soon be able to register their bikes online and for free. As part of Salt Lake City’s commitment to public safety and customer service, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown are asking the City Council to change the Bicycle Licensing Ordinance so the bicycle licensing fee would be […]

Research shows Salt Lake City development loans are fueling new businesses for women, minorities and low-income entrepreneurs

Posted on: March 30th, 2018

New research shows a large number of underrepresented business owners are getting significant support from Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Fund (EDLF). The EDLF has loaned more than $7 million to 56 existing businesses during the past three years. Here is the breakdown of business owners who received an EDLF loan from January 2015 until […]