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Salt Lake City welcomes new tech advisor to support Tech Lake City initiative

Posted on: April 8th, 2024

April 3, 2024 Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development has announced Atim A. Enyenihi, Ph.D. as the department’s new Technology and Innovation Strategic Advisor. Dr. Enyenihi joins the city with 18 years of experience as a chemist developing and validating analytical methods for a variety of purposes including discovery and development of therapeutics, clinical […]

15 Salt Lake City small businesses to receive ARPA Community Grants

Posted on: December 13th, 2023

More than $480,000 in community grants from the American Rescue Plan Act were approved for small businesses, artists, and nonprofits Dec. 13, 2023 Following a vote of approval from the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday, December 5, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced that 15 small businesses will receive ARPA Community Grant funds during […]

Ocean City approved for EDLF Loan from Salt Lake City Economic Development

Posted on: December 6th, 2023

December 6, 2023 The Salt Lake City Council recently approved a $90,000 Economic Development Loan Fund (EDLF) loan for Ocean City Seafood Market.  Working with the Business Development division of the Department of Economic Development, Ocean City Seafood Market received a $90,000 Economic Development Loan Fund (EDLF) loan to assist with purchasing a rooftop solar […]

Open Streets to transform Main Street

Posted on: September 13th, 2023

September 13, 2023 Today, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced the return of Open Streets on Friday, September 15, from noon to 1 a.m. The special Fall Edition of Open Streets will run September 15 through October 28, every Friday and Saturday from noon to 1 a.m. “For three years, Salt Lakers have enjoyed […]

Salt Lake City seeks public feedback on Main Street vision

Posted on: August 3rd, 2023

August 3, 2023 Para leer este comunicado de prensa en español, oprima aqui Salt Lake City requests public feedback to develop a conceptual design vision to transform Main Street (from South Temple to 400 South) into a Pedestrian-Transit Mall. This vision builds upon past planning documents and the success of the Open Streets events, hosted in […]

Salt Lake City welcomes 300 new tech-focused jobs with Fidelity expansion

Posted on: June 5th, 2023

June 5, 2023 Today, Salt Lake City celebrated the announced expansion of Fidelity Investments’ Digital & Technology workforce with nearly 300 new jobs anticipated in Salt Lake City over the next several months. Fidelity currently employees more than 2,800 associates in Utah—nearly 200 of those employees were hired in Q1 of this year. ”It’s an […]

Salt Lake City joins World Union of Olympic Cities

Posted on: March 23rd, 2023

March 23, 2023 Salt Lake City is the newest member of the World Union of Olympic Cities (WUOC), an international organization based out of Lausanne, Switzerland. The WUOC’s mission is to ensure continued positive impact of the Games by creating a dialogue between former and future Olympic hosts. “Salt Lake City has a strong Olympic […]

Salt Lake City awards more than $1 million in community grants to businesses, local artists and non-profits

Posted on: March 9th, 2023

March 9, 2023 Following a vote of approval from the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday night, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced that 42 small businesses will receive ARPA Community Grant funds during the first grant phase. The second phase will open on March 20 and run through April 18.   The funding for […]

Outdoor dining grant now available for Salt Lake City businesses

Posted on: March 6th, 2023

March 6, 2023 Today, Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development announced the launch of an Outdoor Dining Grant Program. The program aims to help restaurants and bars that were negatively impacted during COVID-19. “Restaurants and bars are an integral part of our city, and they were hit hard over the […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints Lorena Riffo Jenson as new Department of Economic Development Director

Posted on: October 19th, 2022

October 19, 2022 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has appointed Lorena Riffo Jenson as the new director of Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development. Riffo Jenson has served as Interim Director of the department since July 2022, and previously served as the Deputy under Director, Benjamin Kolendar. She is the department’s third Director […]