Utah

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Utah.

aviation industry

The Aerospace Industry: Soaring Away

Expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon ease is giving some hope to aviation and aerospace executives, who anticipate that the commercial end of the business will soon rebound.
Orem, UT

LiveView Technologies To Invest Over $328M In Utah Expansion

The cloud-based software company will bring up to 3,400 new high-paying jobs to its Orem, UT headquarters in 10 years.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Three Expansions To Create More Than 4,100 Jobs In Utah

The technology/solar energy, aerospace, and life sciences companies will invest a total of more than $357 million across Utah.
Box Elder County, Utah

Utah: Good To Great

Box Elder County, Utah is consistently learning and growing, with more and more to offer the business community.
aerospace and defense industry

Aerospace: The Sky’s The Limit

While defense spending has remained stable, commercial aviation has been on life support during the coronavirus pandemic. It may take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels of passenger jet air traffic.
January / February 2021

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.
2020 Deal Of The Year

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.
COVID-19 economic development

COVID-19: The Road To Recovery

Economic development organizations and government officials have joined forces with local businesses to keep creating inspiring and innovative ways to meet the most urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.
personal protective equipment

Utah’s PPE Push Pack Program Helps Small Business Start COVID-19 Transition

Through a public/private partnership, the “PPE Push Pack” program provides a free, one-week supply of PPE to Utah businesses with less than 50 employees.
Utah COVID-19

Utah’s Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Utah’s unified, direct and robust response to the crisis serves as a role model to other states during these challenging times.
logistics and transportation

Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy

Efficiency, optimization and speed have always been top priorities in logistics and transportation. Today, as digital transformations are ushering in the next revolution of industry, known as Industry 4.0, these priorities are even more crucial.
5G data centers

Data Centers: 5-G Day

The introduction of 5G small cell technology means changes in data center infrastructure as well as significant increases in their processing speeds and volumes.
technology jobs CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report

Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year

California led the pack as more than 260,000 new technology jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report.
Provo Utah

Provo, San Jose Top Annual Ranking Of Best-Performing Cities

The Milken Institute's top 10 list of cities that are creating and sustaining jobs also includes San Francisco, Austin, Orlando, Raleigh, and Seattle.
Weber County, UT

Oatly To Invest $40M In Utah Expansion

The food manufacturer plans to add up to 50 jobs in Weber County over the next seven years. 
2018 State Rankings business climate

AL Named Best Business Climate, NV No. 1 In Growth Potential

Alabama is the state with the Best Business Climate and Nevada is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report, released this week.
metro rankings

Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more.
cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

As cyber threats multiply at an exponential rate, an emerging cybersecurity sector tries to keep pace, with government agencies forming close alliances with world-class institutions of higher education.
Technology employment

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.
Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index

Provo, Raleigh, Dallas Top Best Performing Cities List

The annual Milken Institute analysis demonstrates the impact of policymaking on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures in both large and small cities across the U.S.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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