Economic Gateway http://www.econdev.orem.org City of Orem, Economic Development News RSS Feed Sun, 26 May 2019 16:41:01 -0700 en-us Utah County Leads State in Economic Growth http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20771 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 In 2018, Utah had one of the highest percentages of job growth in the United States at 3.7 percent. The only other states to see that kind of growth were Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Washingto... COME THRIVE IN THE SILICON SLOPES http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20770 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 A few years ago, a developer from Silicon Valley reached out and asked if I was hiring. When I asked why, he explained that he was sick of the commute, the stress, and the culture of over-working. He ... New report: Tech accounts for 1 in 7 Utah jobs and still on the rise http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20641 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 SALT LAKE CITY — At the same time about a dozen companies were gathered in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate Tech Day at the Legislature, new data was released showing more than 1 in 7 Utah jobs ... Provo-Orem tops nation in new Best Performing Cities report http://www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events/?item=20640 www.econdev.orem.org/orem/news-&-events Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 SALT LAKE CITY — A new national report cites Utah's pro-growth calling cards — namely "a dynamic high-tech sector, educated workforce and business-friendly tax and regulatory clim... 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...