Economic Gateway http://www.econdev.orem.org City of Orem, Economic Development News RSS Feed Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:24:53 -0700 en-us 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... Employment Rankings http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=17322 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Determining the best states for job opportunities Employment holds 30 percent of the weight in ranking the Best States for economy. This subcategory evaluates three major metrics: unemployment rate... New report underscores tech is 'rocket fuel' to Utah's economy http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=17321 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Beehive State has 'one of the top tech economies in the country,' expert says SALT LAKE CITY — Data gathered in a new report shows that Utah's juggernaut tech economy is continuin... 2018’s Best & Worst States for Millennials http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=17320 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Loved by marketers yet vilified by media, millennials are at once the most popular and unpopular generation alive. They’re soon to be the largest, too, giving them a huge influence on Ameri... Orem oral health office tackling sleep disorders http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16818 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 So, when was the last time you chatted with your dentist about your sleep issues? This might seem a bit odd, but if the team behind Vivos TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Utah continues wi... The Intangibles of Cool http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16817 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 An uber-hip tech scene rises from Utah’s Silicon Slopes. More than 14,000 tech and entrepreneurial leaders gathered in late January 2018 in what many boasted is the coolest spot on earth for ... Inland Port is a Win for Utah http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16816 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Utah Legislature’s passage of SB 234, creating an Inland Port Authority, is a step forward identifying a large economic development opportunity for Salt Lake City and the state. Go... Utah economic expert urges preparation for future Utah County population growth http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16583 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Change is coming to Utah County, and one local economic expert issued a call to action. Pamela S. Perlich, director of demographic research at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy I... Forbes names Provo-Orem area second best place in U.S. to invest in housing http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16581 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 If you own a home in Utah County, one national publication says it is a good investment. Forbes released their 2018 list of the best places to invest in housing, and the Provo-Orem metro area ... The Best (and Worst) States for Business http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16579 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Utah ranks number one  > 1-yr. real GDP change: 3.4% (6th highest) > Avg. salary: $45,204 (18th lowest) > Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 31.8% (16th highest) &gt... New study commissioned by Utah business looks at what millennials really want at work http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16033 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Utah’s technologically skilled labor force shortage is no secret, but one study recently unveiled a few secrets to retaining those high-value workers once hired. According to a study recently... 6 reasons why millennials want to quit their jobs http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16032 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Utah's job market has found immense success in recent years. With low unemployment, hiring is competitive as companies seek to bring in skilled and qualified employees or compete with other local ... The Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) States http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16031 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The population of the United States increased by 2.2 million people in 2016. Natural growth — the number of births less the number of deaths — accounted for most of the population increase... Help with Growth http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=15959 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Start-ups and early stage companies can receive support and assistance from Think Atomic, a business accelerator in Orem. If you want your company to be considered, they will meet with you and conduct... Stuart Johnson, KSL File Photo Report shows 2 Utah cities among top-ranking metros in US http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16030 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 SALT LAKE CITY — Two of Utah's largest cities have been pegged among the top-rated metro areas in the nation, a new report stated. According to the Milken Institute index of best-p... With 4,000 unfilled tech jobs, a new state program at Utah high schools will be ‘an important investment in our future,’ Gov. Herbert tells Silicon Slopes delegates http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=16029 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 These statistics came up repeatedly Friday, on Day Two of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. In Utah, there are 4,000 unfilled technology jobs. On average, they pay $81,000 a year. But the state&rs... Get Demographics http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=15958 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Relocating a business requires planning and information. It helps to understand the demographics of a population – the number of people, ages, socioeconomic status, education levels and more whe... Making Money http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=15385 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Who doesn’t want to make more money? As a business, you need to generate more sales but also grow your profits. MEP can help you to do so. They can help you to create a profit plan, identify wha... New student housing coming to Orem, Provo http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=15629 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 A 10-story student housing tower is coming west of Interstate 15 in Orem. Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, a company based in Utah and headquartered in California, is planning to build a c... Wayfair’s Growing http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=15384 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 “Wayfair you’ve got just what I need”… if their jingle has been stuck in your head it is for good reason. Wayfair is everywhere and they have been growing steady for the past ...