Economic Gateway http://www.econdev.orem.org City of Orem, Economic Development News RSS Feed Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:13:36 -0800 en-us 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... 2018’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=18306 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 18 Jul 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=18305 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A scorecard on state economic climate 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, officia... Orem company's interactive textbooks connect learners and instructors http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=17923 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In today’s society, learning is less by rote and writ, and more by code and click. One Orem company has built a successful business transforming the staid and standard college textbook into a... Owner of Orem outpatient detox center given SBA award http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=17922 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Though Orem business owner Tara Gleave came into business ownership in a roundabout way, she is passionate about what she does. This passion led a recent prestigious recognition. Gleave won the Uta... Trends, technology and talent the focus of Utah Business and Economic Forum http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=17921 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Utah Business and Economic Forum took on a momentous name this year, with a mammoth goal. This year’s forum, hosted by the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University was d... How Utah’s startups are attracting tech talent from other states http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=17323 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 When Brad Ferguson left his home state of Utah to pursue a PhD in statistics at North Carolina State University in 2011, he figured he wouldn’t return. Not because he didn’t want to live i...