Utah’s Second-home Communities Offer a Luxurious Escape
From the snow-capped mountains of Wasatch County to the red rock of Washington County, Utah is home to dozens of second-home communities—places where families can escape the daily grind and enjoy lavish amenities and a change of scenery.
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The U.S. Manufacturing and Energy Revival
Two key themes are emerging in the United States: first, a resurgence in manufacturing, and second, energy independence. These two developments could singlehandedly send the United States into a new age of growth and prosperity.
Manufacturi...February 18, 2014
Utah Tech Innovations Excel at CES
Every year, the world’s latest and greatest tech innovations are debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This year, more than 40 Utah companies were at the acclaimed event, showing off their goods. Here’s a sampling o...February 18, 2014
Cuts Still Causing Turbulence in Utah’s Aerospace and Defense Industries
Call it a morale killer, a disruptor, a delayer, an imbroglio. Call it sequestration—across-the-board federal budget cuts that hurt everywhere, but especially the nation’s aerospace and defense industries.
Nationally, sequestrat...February 18, 2014
A Local Business Weathers the Government Shutdown
Lance Syrett, general manager of Ruby’s Inn, kept an eye on the news leading up to the federal government shutdown in October 2013. Located at the entrance of Bryce Canyon, Ruby’s Inn is a popular vacation destination for both inter...February 18, 2014
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Patents and Trade Secret Protection
Patents can undoubtedly be powerful swords, offering owners up to 20 years of exclusionary rights in exchange for enabling public disclosure of the invention. Trade secrets, on the other hand, can protect an invention indefinitely. Why, then, a...February 18, 2014
Marijuana Legalization Hurts Economic Development
I read with interest New York Times writer David Brooks’ recent column on the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado. In typical Brooks fashion, he “smoked” the issue by pointing out that legalizing weed makes ...February 18, 2014
Utah’s construction industry is still reeling from the Great Recession, but our insiders say they’re optimistic about seeing a slow, but steady comeback. The residential market is gaining momentum, which means construction projects ...February 18, 2014
Will Residential Real Estate See Market Stabilization or “Crazy” Growth?
The economists at Zillow, Inc., which operates the largest home-related marketplace on mobile and the web, predict Salt Lake City will have the hottest residential real estate market in the country for 2014, ahead of metros like Seattle, Austin...February 18, 2014
Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Starting from an auto dealership her late husband founded in 1979, the company has grown to encompass more than 80 businesses and properties operating in 45 states—includ...February 18, 2014
Fraser Bullock Discusses “Big Picture” Questions
By Rachel Madison
Salt Lake City – When it comes to success in the technology world, it’s all about transformation. So says Fraser Bullock, co-founder and managing...February 18, 2014
Bank of American Fork Receives State Award for Age-friendly Banking
American Fork – The UTAH DIVISION OF AGING AND ADULT SERVICES presented BANK OF AMERICAN FORK with the first-ever Award for Age-friendly Banking, in recognition of th...February 18, 2014
WSU Students Design Software for Special Needs Restaurant Employees
Ogden – A team of WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY computer science students created a new system to help a local restaurant fill orders more smoothly. RUNWAY RUBY’S, loc...February 18, 2014
New Trail to Expand Wasatch Back Trail System
By Heather Stewart
Park City – Right now it’s all about the fabulous powder on Utah’s slopes. But from spring through fall, outdoor enthusiasts hit the state’s mounta...February 18, 2014
Two St. George Tech Firms Merge
St. George – BUSYBUSY.COM acquired CABOSOFT, LLC, a custom software and mobile application development firm founded in 2008. Cabosoft was an early partner and investor in busybusy, building out its web ...February 18, 2014