Economic Gateway http://www.econdev.orem.org City of Orem, Economic Development News RSS Feed Sun, 20 Jan 2019 19:46:31 -0800 en-us 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... U.S. News Ranks Utah the 3rd Best State for Education http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19722 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 According to a recent report by U.S. News, Utah is the #3 state in education. The report ranked states based on performance in higher education, as well as primary and secondary schooling and pre... Got Skis? Love Software? Head to Utah's Silicon Slopes http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19721 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 When arriving in Salt Lake City, the first thing that grabs you is the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Wasatch Range, which stretches 160 miles across Utah. Well, that and the fact you can get a TRA... Happiest States in America http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=19720 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Happiness comes from a combination of internal and external factors. We can influence it somewhat by approaching situations positively or choosing to spend time with people we love, doing activities w... 2018’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=18622 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Starting a business is never easy. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about a fifth of all startups typically don’t survive past year one of operation, and nearly half never... America's Top States for Business 2018 http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=18621 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Globa... Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=18620 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Our 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, kicking off with the state rankings report. You can chart the evol... Orem, Utah Entrepreneurs Enjoying Sweet Smell of Success http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=18581 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Home fragrance products have been around for decades. From sprays, gels, and plug-in options, consumers have perfumed their homes with scents that were all too often overwhelming and artificial. The f... The 10 states offering America's highest-paying jobs http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=18308 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 If you want to live in a place where you get paid top-dollar, you may want to consider moving to Utah, where residents enjoy America's highest median annual income when taking into account cost of... 5 Reasons Why Facebook Chose Utah and You Should, Too http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=18307 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Ever hear of the 'Silicon Slopes'? If not, you will soon. Move over, Silicon Valley. There's a new tech hub in town that's attracted the likes of Adobe, Overstock.com, Microsoft and...