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America's Top States for Business 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

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...
Employment Rankings

Monday, May 14, 2018

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...
2018’s Best & Worst States for Millennials

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

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...
The Intangibles of Cool

Monday, April 09, 2018

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...
Inland Port is a Win for Utah

Friday, April 06, 2018

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 Best (and Worst) States for Business

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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) > Patents issued: 1,404 (23rd highest) > Working-age...
The Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) States

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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...
Help with Growth

Monday, February 12, 2018

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...
Get Demographics

Monday, February 05, 2018

Relocating a business requires planning and information. It helps to understand the demographics of a population – the number of people, ages, socioeconomic status, education...
Making Money

Monday, January 29, 2018

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...
New student housing coming to Orem, Provo

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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...
Wayfair’s Growing

Monday, January 22, 2018

“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...
Affordable Hosting

Monday, January 15, 2018

Bluehost is a direct competitor of companies like GoDaddy and they are located right here in Orem. They are one of the fastest growing companies...
Find Your Location

Monday, January 08, 2018

How will local zoning impact your business? Are there any parks or transit nearby? Is the area in transition? These are important questions that any...
Get Your License

Monday, January 01, 2018

You need a business license to do business in Orem but getting one is easy. Utah is known for cutting the red tape and you...
Get Listed for Free

Monday, December 25, 2017

Every business can use more exposure and at Orem Economic Development we let you list your business for free. Our website gets a lot of...
Looking for Leads?

Monday, December 18, 2017

If you want to relocate your business to Orem or you are here and looking to expand, you may need leads for who you can...
AMERICA’S BEST STATES FOR HIGH-TECH

Thursday, December 14, 2017

EDUCATION, INCENTIVES AND BROADBAND TAKE THESE TO THE TOP With the high-tech industry at an all-time high for growth, more and more U.S. markets are becoming...
Marketing Innovation

Monday, December 11, 2017

We have amazing companies in the City of Orem and Banyan is one of them. As a marketing company, they are leveraging modern tools and...
Move Right In

Monday, December 04, 2017

Are you looking to move your business out of the house or relocating to Utah? You can do so easily and affordably by leasing fully...
Technology Moving Forward

Monday, November 27, 2017

We love technology in Utah and the state legislature and business leaders are doing what they can to create more tech jobs in the state....
What’s Happening in Your Area

Monday, November 20, 2017

You may have heard about all the economic development activity happening in Utah but have you ever wondered what that means for a particular area...
High-Profile Office Space

Monday, November 13, 2017

Looking for affordable, yet high-profile office space? Do your clients expect a professional image that your current office space doesn’t provide? If so, visit Vivo...
Utah Tax Rebates!

Monday, November 06, 2017

If you are looking for more reasons to relocate to Utah consider the EDTIF Tax Credit program. By moving here and creating good paying jobs,...
Help Winning Government Contracts

Monday, October 30, 2017

Do you want to win lucrative government contracts but have no idea where to start? Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can help. This is...
Save Gas with Via Motors

Monday, October 23, 2017

Do you need trucks for work? Want to save on gas but cannot possibly drive a small sedan? You’re not alone. For anyone wanting to...
Money to Hire Veterans

Monday, October 16, 2017

Do you want to help support our troops but aren’t sure how? Many American business proprietors feel this way and Utah has created several programs...
Training Paid For!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Is your business looking to stretch every dollar? Do you need to train your employees but are worried about taking their time away from generating...
Plan Your Trip

Monday, October 02, 2017

Do you like knowing what to expect or crave information? If you are planning a trip to Utah Valley or considering a move, speak with...
Hiring Problems Solved

Monday, September 25, 2017

If hiring people is your least favorite thing to do, you are not alone. Finding the right talent and bringing them on board can be...
Finding Meaning in the Mountains

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mount Timpanogos has long been associated with local legend and the name Timpanogos means ‘finding meaning within the legend’. Read about the story of two lovers...
Money for Your Ideas

Monday, September 11, 2017

Entrepreneurs, those with a low-income, disabled workers, moms, minorities and immigrants all have an easier time finding money to launch their ideas in Utah. While...
A Home for Your Business

Monday, September 04, 2017

Finding commercial real estate should not be hard but with limited listing sites, it can be. We are making it easier by bringing you updated...
Free Relocation Help

Monday, August 28, 2017

Moving can be stressful, especially when trying to find the perfect place to locate your business. A lot of research needs to go into this...
BYU’s Backyard

Monday, August 21, 2017

BYU is a nationally acclaimed university that has been educating and empowering youth for generations. A dynamic college with an international vision, BYU attracts students...
Incubating Growth

Monday, August 14, 2017

Entrepreneurs looking for help or an environment to grow should check out the BRC Incubator. The Incubator gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to get out of...
Money to Grow

Monday, August 07, 2017

Seize the opportunity to grow your business using money provided by the Orem Revolving Loan Fund. This is not a bank and the lending requirements...
Get Outdoors in Provo Canyon

Monday, July 31, 2017

Stunning waterfalls, miles of biking and hiking trails, camping, fishing and more, make Orem’s Timpanogos Park a fantastic destination for anyone who loves the great...
Infrastructure, Jobs, and Economic Growth

Monday, July 24, 2017

Geneva Pipe Manufacturing is an excellent example of the amazing and consistent business growth happening in Orem. Having been in existence for over 60 years,...
Business Opportunities

Monday, July 17, 2017

Networking events for women, opportunities to connect with local business leaders, golf tournaments and more, make the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce an interesting place...
Get In On the Ground Floor

Monday, July 10, 2017

Do you want to be ‘in-the-know’? Are you looking to find out about new commercial real estate projects before they are widely advertised or fully...
Making Moves Easier

Monday, July 03, 2017

Do you want to move your business to where there is more opportunity, a lower tax structure, low-cost of living, and all the amenities found...
Art for the Soul

Monday, June 26, 2017

Art encompasses the beauty in life, hopes, dreams and the opportunity to reach beyond the every-day. No organization embodies this as well as SCERA in...
The Heart of Utah County

Monday, June 19, 2017

Located in the Heart of Utah County, Orem, Utah is the center of it all. The largest university in Utah is here and within 3...
Part of Something Big

Monday, June 12, 2017

If you want to be part of something big, take advantage of booming economic opportunities and live somewhere truly beautiful – Utah Valley is the...
Catch a Ballgame

Monday, June 05, 2017

In Orem, we love the Owlz! They are our local baseball team and a ton of fun. A minor-league team for the Los Angeles Angels,...
Best Event of the Summer

Monday, May 29, 2017

Orem’s Summerfest is by far the best event of the summer. With a parade, car show, cute baby contest, basketball tournament, concerts, food vendors, fireworks,...
Statewide Growth

Monday, May 22, 2017

There’s only one #1 and Utah has been it for businesses three years in a row. Driving growth and creating opportunity, EDCUtah has been a...
Work, Play, and Live

Monday, May 15, 2017

Imagine working in a top-of-the-line class “A” office building that is steps away from incredible outdoor space, the best restaurants and shopping in town, and...
Fantastic Amenities and Thriving Tenants

Monday, May 08, 2017

Join the likes of Wayfair, LexisNexis, Bluehost, Vivint, Nuestar, and Alliance Health by moving your business to Canyon Park Technology Center in Orem. With fourteen...
We’ve Got Money!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Since 1983, we have lent over $10 million to businesses located in Orem or relocating here. Special consideration is given to businesses who cannot receive...
Want a Formula for Success? Study Utah

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A  Gallup Poll proved prescient in 2012 when it rated Utah No. 1 among U.S. states in “future livability” based on 13 economic, health and lifestyle measures....
Make Friday Count

Monday, April 24, 2017

Get more out of your Fridays by attending Utah Valley Chamber’s Friday Forums. These events give you the opportunity to hear from and speak with...
Manufacturing Innovation

Monday, April 17, 2017

Is your street too noisy? Are you looking to create a quiet space in the city? Well, now you can with help from SimTek Fence....
Advertise Your Property

Monday, April 10, 2017

Do you have a commercial property to sell? We work with a lot of businesses that are looking to move to Orem or to expand...
Get Money Here!

Monday, April 03, 2017

Is your business in need of cash to grow? Is there a piece of equipment that would revolutionize your operation or generate more cash flow?...
Exciting Entrepreneurship!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Do you love being an entrepreneur? Want to connect with other like-minded business owners, participate in fun local competitions, or gain access to resources? This...
Help for Your Business

Monday, March 20, 2017

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner in need of direct assistance, financial support, or educational resources? This is all available to you at...
Why Silicon Valley techies flee to Utah

Monday, March 20, 2017

It’s not easy to live in Silicon Valley. The Guardian recently reported that some tech workers can’t survive on six-figure salaries because of the "Silicon Valley wealth bubble.”...
Tools for Growth

Monday, March 13, 2017

Do you want to grow your business but feel as though you don’t know how to reach your goals? This is a common problem for...
We’re the Best – No Kidding

Monday, March 06, 2017

In Utah, we don’t have to brag about how awesome we are. Forbes has been doing it for us. For five out of the last...
Utah's Need For Engineers

Friday, March 03, 2017

In the first six months of 2016, Utah had the greatest percentage increase of technology-related jobs in the U.S. with a growth of 7.7 percent, according to...
Ever thought of moving to Utah?

Monday, February 27, 2017

Three Utah cities currently hold top spots for offering the best career opportunities. Number-crunchers at personal-finance website SmartAsset recently looked at 358 of the largest...
Executive Summit

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Executive Summit is the premier business event of the year. An entire day of critical business insights held at the beautiful Sundance Resort. Over...
Revolving Loan Fund

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is a program that provides financial assistance to new and expanding local businesses. The purpose of the RLF is to...
A downtown is in the works for Orem

Monday, January 30, 2017

Orem currently does not have a downtown. The city is oriented along a five mile corridor known as State Street. Because of this, the city...
Wait—Utah Is the Fastest-Growing State?

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The report comes out every year, a bit of demographic horse-racery: Which U.S. state grew the quickest? It’s usually some sun-drenched locale, or more recently,...
Coldwell Banker Properties

Monday, January 16, 2017

Looking for new office space? Need somewhere to start your business? Trying to find available land for development? The city of Orem, Utah is the...
Utah: The Unknown MedTech Hotbed

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Utah conjures several distinct images for the rest of America, but tech hub typically isn’t one of them. However, for those in the know –...
Utah Valley University - Digital Media

Monday, January 02, 2017

UVU prepares students for careers in digital media. It equips students with a foundation of theories and procedures to develop sound multi-communication structures. It integrates:...
“Stone Cold Sober”

Monday, December 26, 2016

The period between Christmas and New Year’s typically has one of the highest rates of impaired driving fatalities, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s...
Utah Valley University - Aviation

Monday, December 12, 2016

UVU is one of the fastest growing universities in the state. The University enrolls over 30,000 students and traces its origin to 1941 when Central...
Traco Packaging

Monday, December 05, 2016

Located in Orem, Utah, Traco Manufacturing Inc. is a leading U.S. Manufacturing company and importer of packaging equipment and shrink film products. Traco has provided...
Brigham Young University

Monday, November 21, 2016

The mission of Brigham Young University (BYU)–founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–is to assist individuals in their quest...
FlexTech - Flexible Technologies LLC

Monday, November 14, 2016

FlexTech is a company that offers a wide range of packaging services. They are located in Orem, Utah just 45 minutes south of Salt Lake...
Research Weekly - Rising Incomes in Utah

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

A pair of federal economic reports indicate that Utah leads the nation in personal income growth. At 1.4%, Utah is ahead of the nation’s personal...
SecurityMetrics

Monday, October 24, 2016

In 1998, CEO Brad Caldwell recognized the need for affordable data security for the masses after his company's website was hacked. At the time, the...
Fishbowl

Monday, October 17, 2016

Fishbowl, located in Orem, Utah, helps restaurants leverage data to drive predictable sales growth. Fishbowl’s closed loop restaurant marketing SaaS platform is highly scalable and...
It started on the corner

Monday, October 10, 2016

Corner Bakery recently opened at the intersection of Orem Boulevard and Center Street in the SuperTarget development. The Corner Bakery started in 1991 on a...
Nordstrom Rack

Monday, October 03, 2016

Nordstrom Rack is coming to the City of Orem in March of 2016. Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom Inc., which was...
Turn on your creativity!

Monday, September 19, 2016

One of the many things that the SCERA Center for the Arts offers is arts education classes. These classes are available to all ages and...
Moxtek at SID Display Week

Monday, September 12, 2016

At the 2015 SID Display Week in San Jose, California in May, Moxtek, located in Orem, Utah, introduced many of their latest products, including the...
Clyde Companies

Monday, September 05, 2016

W.W. Clyde & Co. has a reputation for tackling tough jobs that require work in rough conditions or environmentally sensitive locations. A willingness to confront...
Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Monday, August 29, 2016

The 27th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival has been set for 2016. The festival will begin August 31st and run until September 3rd. This coming storytelling...
Moxtek

Monday, August 22, 2016

Moxtek, located in Orem, Utah, has been innovating since 1986. They began with a collaboration resulting in an exciting first breakthrough–the ultra-thin polymer x-ray window....
Customize your shoes

Monday, August 08, 2016

Have you ever wanted a pair of shoes customized to your style? Well now you can! The goal behind SoulKix shoes is for people to...
The belt that doesn’t need holes!

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Mission Belt was an invention featured on Shark Tank with an idea that belts no longer need holes. Because of this belt’s holeless abilities,...
SCERA Center for the Arts

Monday, July 25, 2016

This grand historic building is home to the performing arts, movies, and art education classes. It opened to the public as a movie theater in...
MityLite furniture

Monday, July 18, 2016

Located in the City of Orem, Utah, MityLite is a global manufacturer of professionally designed, highly durable furniture products. Their products are trusted worldwide, and...
Utah Valley Chamber events

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce helps put on many community events such as Ski Day, Taste of the Valley, and Great Kids Awards. Ski...
UVU is now the largest university in Utah

Monday, June 20, 2016

Located in the City of Orem, Utah Valley University (UVU) has become the largest institution of higher education in Utah, with over 30,000 students attending...
Orem Summerfest

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summerfest is the premiere event for summer fun in Orem, Utah. This annual event is jam packed with fun activities for all ages including a...
Utah Valley University Business Incubator

Monday, June 06, 2016

The Business Incubator is located in the Utah Valley University (UVU) Business Resource Center (BRC) which is located in the City of Orem. It has...
Orem development on economic growth binge

Thursday, June 02, 2016

If economic growth was a nine-inning baseball game, then nationally and locally it’s the bottom of the sixth inning, according to Natalie Gochnour. We are...
Brent Brown Toyota to Unveil Revamped Orem Location

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Brent Brown Toyota is unveiling its newly remodeled 62,106-square-foot, multimillion dollar dealership facility for increased customer experience to the Orem market. The dealership will commemorate...
Orem Owlz

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Orem Owlz, a minor league rookie baseball team, strive to reflect the values and strengths of the Utah Valley community. The Orem Owlz provide...
Hale Center Theater Orem

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Hale Center Theater Orem (HTCO) was established in 1990 by Nathan and Ruth Hale and has stood as a pillar of the performing arts...
The world’s most advanced blender

Monday, May 16, 2016

Forty-five years ago a wedding-gift blender broke, setting engineer-inventor, Tom Dickson, on a lifelong quest to build a blender that will not break. Blendtec is...
University Place development

Monday, May 09, 2016

The University Mall, which opened in March 1973, was developed by the Woodbury Corporation. The mall is located in one of the busiest intersection in...
Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2016

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Every year, students around the country compete for a head start on conquering the corporate world by studying business in college. Since 2006, we have...
Business Accelerator Program

Monday, May 02, 2016

In collaboration with the Utah Valley University (UVU) Business Resource Center and the Small Business Development Center, USTAR administers the Business Accelerator, a business screening,...
US Synthetic

Monday, April 25, 2016

US Synthetic makes long-lasting diamond inserts for applications in down-hole drilling tools. The company is an industry leader in the development and production of polycrystalline diamond...
Utah Valley University works with entrepreneurs

Friday, April 15, 2016

Utah Valley University (UVU) has long recognized the vital role that institutions of higher education play in economic development. UVU has always promoted economic growth...
Orem #1, The Top 10 Cities for Working Parents

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1. Orem, Utah This Utah city combines a relatively high quality of life for families with strong employment conditions for workers. It has the fourth-lowest crime...
Brent Brown Toyota to Unveil Revamped Orem Location

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Utah County Press Release Mar 23, 2016 Orem—Brent Brown Toyota is unveiling its newly remodeled 62,106-square-foot, multimillion dollar dealership facility for increased customer experience to the...
Congratulations to Security Metrics

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SecurityMetrics Wins Info Security Global Excellence Award for Forensic Investigation Services   OREM, Utah, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SecurityMetrics was awarded Silver from Info Security's Global Excellence...
Business Accelerator Program

Monday, February 22, 2016

In collaboration with the Utah Valley University (UVU) Business Resource Center and the Small Business Development Center, USTAR administers the Business Accelerator, a business screening,...
The one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and businesses

Monday, February 15, 2016

For entrepreneurs, making the right connections with businesses is essential for success. That’s where the Business Resource Center (BRC) at Utah Valley University (UVU) comes...
Forbes Ranks Utah as Best State For Business

Thursday, October 22, 2015

NEWWEST.net - Sean Reichard - October 22, 2015 New West states scored high in Forbes’ annual “Best States For Business” list, with Utah taking the top...
UVU now the largest university in Utah

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

UVU now the largest university in Utah, new data shows By Morgan Jacobsen , Deseret News Published: Tuesday, Oct. 20 2015 9:04 a.m. MDT OREM — Utah Valley...
How Utah became the next Silicon Valley

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

  By Vauhini Vara / The New Yorker A couple of years ago, Mark Muro, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, noticed, along with some of his...
Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has Arrived

Monday, November 10, 2014

Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has Arrived When it comes to staggering sums of venture capital raised in 2014, there's Utah, and then there's everyone else. (Article...
Blendtec Celebrates 40 years of Founder's Work

Thursday, October 09, 2014

October 09, 2014 10:00 pm  •  Jordan Carroll Daily Herald Passersby can clearly point out Blendtec's building sandwiched between other warehouses lining the streets west of...
Study: Best Cities to Live in Utah

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

  Orem was named the #2 best city to live in Utah by CreditDonkey.com. Here is an excerpt from the story. 2. Orem Odds of Being a...
Nordstrom Rack is Coming to Orem

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nordstrom Rack Grows Store Presence In Utah SEATTLE, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc . JWN +0.02% announced today plans to open a Nordstrom...
Provo-Orem, Utah, Leads U.S. Communities in Well Being

Thursday, April 17, 2014

March 25, 2014 Provo-Orem, Utah, Leads U.S. Communities in Well-Being San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., tops large communities by Dan Witters WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Provo-Orem, Utah, has the highest Well-Being...
Orem Crime Decreases from 2012 to 2013

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WATCHDOG: County's Bigger Cities See Crime Increase UTAH COUNTY-- More than a month into 2014, police agencies around the county are still working to assess the...
Chick-Fil-A Opening Store in Orem

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OREM -- Orem residents sold on those chicken sandwiches with a pickle won't have to travel as far come August. Chick-Fil-A has announced it will begin...
Orem call center hiring, raising pay

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OREM -- An outbound data management and information service company has announced both an hourly increase in rates for all Orem agents and plans to...