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Salt Lake City’s Opportunity Zones

Posted on: January 17th, 2020

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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Restaurants that NEED to be in Salt Lake City… Now!

Posted on: January 14th, 2020

This week’s blog comes from our Marketing and Research Manager, Andrew Wittenberg who wants to know – what restaurant would you like to see open in Salt Lake City? Take the survey…we’d love to know! Last week, I went back to my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate the holidays with family. I’ve lived away […]

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Salt Lake a Model City for U.S.-China Relations

Posted on: December 30th, 2019

Our latest blog comes from Acting Director Ben Kolendar with some thoughts on Utah’s role in U.S.-China trade relations. Read on and comment with your thoughts. As always, we’re here to help. With months of on-and-off negotiations and tariff escalations, many of us are looking for a sign of hope for the U.S.-China relationship. We […]

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A Look Back on 2019

Posted on: December 29th, 2019

Salt Lake City’s economy proved remarkably resilient in 2019, and for that we are grateful, humbled and take great pride in our jobs every day promoting business development, revitalization efforts in the city and the arts. Let’s take a look back at this amazing year and as always, we would love to hear your feedback! […]

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