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Salt Lake City’s Opportunity Zones

Posted on: August 17th, 2019

Opportunity Zones (OZ’s) are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income and urban communities nationwide. OZ’s are an economic development tool—that is, they are designed to spur economic development and job creation in our distressed communities.  OZ’s offer investors […]

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Have You Tried OpenCounter?

Posted on: August 13th, 2019

If you have been thinking of starting a business, this blog post is for you.  Economic Development Workforce Coordinator Liesl Limburg shares her findings about Salt Lake City’s OpenCounter and how it can help you save a lot of time and money. Read on and as always, we’d love to hear your feedback. Have you ever had […]

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Coworking in Salt Lake City

Posted on: August 10th, 2019

There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. Not only has the traditional idea of “going to work” been transformed by mobile devices, it has also driven demand from the new freelance economy (estimated to grow to 40% of the workforce by 2021). They want a work environment that fosters community, collaboration and flexibility. […]

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Meet SLC DED’s Newest Team Member Andrew Wittenberg

Posted on: August 6th, 2019

“I think the real appeal Salt Lake City has for business owners and innovative companies is what we call the creative wild west. When you take a closer look, our city is smart, innovative, technologically advanced, hard-working and completely invested in our community. I’m so excited to share Salt Lake City’s story,” says Andrew Wittenberg. […]

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