Economic Gateway http://www.econdev.orem.org City of Orem, Economic Development News RSS Feed Wed, 20 Mar 2019 02:35:23 -0700 en-us HOW TO TAKE CONTROL AS A NEW ENTREPRENEUR http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20639 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 So you started your business. Your dreams came true. You’re an entrepreneur. You broke free from the shackles of the 9-to-5. You’re in charge of your destiny. There’s just one proble... Dowdle puzzle celebrates Orem Centennial http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20493 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Orem is putting the pieces together for a yearlong centennial celebration.  The public is encouraged to attend and start celebrating a year of events. Part of the kickoff included the ... Orem smart scent company makes it to Ellen show http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20492 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Avid Utah County Ellen fans recently saw an Orem company featured on the show, but might not have realized it. Pura, an Orem-based smart scent company, was featured on Ellen DeGeneres Dec. 7, 2018,... Provo-Orem rank number one http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20491 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 According to the Milken Institute, Provo-Orem, Utah, is No. 1 on the 2018 Best-Performing Cities index, maintaining its rank over larger more established “tech metros.” Utah’... Utah's Approach to Tech Education in the Spotlight http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20490 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 A coalition of tech companies led by IBM committed to creating new apprenticeship programs. And Lambda School — a coding program that allows students to pay via an income-share ag... Utah's Recipe for Food and Beverage Projects http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20489 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The Economic Development Corporation of Utah exhibited at the NW Food Processors Expo in Portland, OR. Our presence at the show is in step with a recent trend: Food and beverage manufacturing projects... Utah Launches New Program for Tech Grads http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20488 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is rolling out a program to forgive college debt for tech workers who stay and work in the state. Lawmakers created the Talent Development Incentive Loan Program $2... Utah Outpacing Nation in Health Care Innovation, Cambia Grove Report Finds http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20487 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Utah Outpacing Nation in Health Care Innovation, Cambia Grove Report Finds SALT LAKE CITY – Cambia Grove, a health care-focused hub where innovators and entrepreneurs convene and catalyz... The Future of Utah’s Global Leadership http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20486 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 GOED leads the way in international diplomacy Utah has built a robust global network based on a solid foundation of diplomacy and protocol. As the state continues to grow its international opportun... Novi Security: An Entrepreneurial Success Story http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20480 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 At its core, entrepreneurship is about problem solving. Some of the best businesses begin with a product that solves a problem faced by ordinary people. An idea to democratize home security s... Orem's 2018 highlights include referendum, bond and Trader Joe's http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20240 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Orem has seen tremendous economic growth in 2018. The top five news stories of 2018 reflect that economic strength and growth, as well as changes that pegged some residents against each other and t... Forbes: Utah Second Best State for Business http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20239 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Utah moves up one place to finish second. Utah’s tech prowess was highlighted this month when German tech giant SAP announced a deal to purchase Provo-based cloud unicorn Qualtrics, one of the l... UTAH’S POPULATION IS BOOMING http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20238 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 In the last five years, approximately 100,000 more people have moved into Utah than have moved out of it. When you add natural increase (births minus deaths), Utah’s population increase in five ... PerkNow: Student Startup Finds Success http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20217 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 As a new student at Utah Valley University four years ago, Trevor Larson needed to find a way to make some extra cash. But the typical college jobs didn’t appeal to him. Since he had some experi... Orem council approves State Street Master Plan revitalization http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19900 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 In a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Orem City Council recently approved the complete redesign and districting of State Street in a master plan that goes from 2100 North, south to 1200 North in Provo. In J... MinuteClinic launched through CVS, Social Axe opens in Orem, Volunteers needed for tax help http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19899 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 MinuteClinic virtual healthcare launched through CVS pharmacies CVS Health recently announced that MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, rolled out its new virtual health care of... 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19898 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Sun, 25 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Executive Summary The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems... WHY UTAH IS THE BEST STATE FOR DOING BUSINESS http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19897 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Utah ranks number one in the US for job growth, enjoys consistently low unemployment rates, and a strong workforce. And small business is at the heart of this success. The US Small Business Administra... Support Small Businesses on Nov. 24 and Beyond http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19877 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a shopping holiday that urges consumers to patronize small and independent businesses rather than online retailers or big box stores. American Express was be... Old Olmsted hydroelectric plant gets new spark of energy in Orem http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19729 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 After a 3-year hiatus, the Olmsted hydroelectric power plant has a new look, new turbines and is ready to service water and power to residents throughout several area communities. On Wednesday, hun... Orem, Sandy make Money magazine’s list of the best places to live http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19727 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 According to Money magazine, Frisco, Texas, is the best place to live in the United States — and two Utah cities made the top 50. Orem came in 13th, and Sandy is ranked 35th. After po... Future Utah County education relies on business partnerships http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19726 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The heart of education is teaching tomorrow’s leaders, but today’s technology is changing the skills these future leaders need. Utah County school districts work to align their instruction... How Utah's tech industry is churning out job opportunities http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19725 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 By now, it's no secret that Utah's tech industry has truly become something special. Driving south on I-15 from Ogden to Provo, one views the Silicon Slopes of Utah, with new and impressive bu... How Utah’s Transportation Agencies Have Helped Utah’s Economy Flourish http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19724 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, visited the United States in 1831 and noticed something unique about how Americans worked together. They were engaged and active in their communities, f... Utah Epitomizes the Big Power of Small Business http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19723 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Utah’s economy is one of the best in the nation. The state ranks number one in the United States for job growth and enjoys consistently low unemployment. Small business is at the heart of this s...