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Salt Lake City’s Opportunity Zones

Posted on: September 19th, 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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More Improvements to Salt Lake City’s Permit Process

Posted on: September 18th, 2019

Salt Lake City is working to reduce the turnaround time on your permit applications, enabling you to open for business faster. Over the last 3+ years there have been some significant changes: OpenCounter – a free online tool will show you what business operations are permitted in areas across the entire City, and give you […]

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Salt Lake City Inspired Artwork at #TheNewSLC Airport

Posted on: September 15th, 2019

It’s the one-year countdown for phase 1 of the new Salt Lake City airport, scheduled to open September 15, 2020! We couldn’t be more excited to see the new changes happening, so we took a tour recently to witness progress of this massive effort – particularly the new art installation plans. Read on to get […]

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Is Training Finally Getting Faster?

Posted on: September 3rd, 2019

Was your degree precisely applicable to what you do today for a career? Our Economic Development Workforce Development Manager Jake Maxwell shares his thoughts on that and how Salt Lake City’s higher education is now preparing our workforce. Read on and as always, we’d love to hear your feedback. When you went to college, did […]

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