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Sophia DiCaro: Working to Keep Utah's Economy Growing

As a younger woman, Sophia DiCaro, deputy director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), wanted to work for the U.S. State Department. She adored political science and studied abroad, but instead destiny led DiCaro...
February 19, 2013

Buried Treasure

Underground Activity Brings Billions to the State
Utah’s mining industry is bringing to the surface more than silver and gold. Coal, potash, uranium, molybdenum, beryllium, rock aggregate and building stone are among Utah’s underground treasures. Utah’s mining industry ad...
February 19, 2013

Forty under 40

Talented, ambitious and innovative—these are just a few of the traits the 2013 Forty Under 40 exemplify. Representing a myriad of industries, these professionals showcase the best of those putting a fresh foot forward. Whether they are cr...
February 19, 2013

Restless Legs

The Pending Talent Shakeup and What Your Business Can Do About It
Tom Henderson (not his real name to protect his current employment) is hungry for a job change. He lost his software sales job when his company downsized during the recession. Desperate to make ends meet, Henderson took a job far below his abil...
February 19, 2013

Pay Your Dues Making the Most of Chamber Membership

Advice from a webinar led Shawn Taylor to make one of his best business decisions yet. Taylor founded Taylor Audio, a Sandy-based business that provides disc jockeys, equipment rentals and other audio/visual services for events. Like any ne...
February 19, 2013

Ski and Snowboard Adventures at Twin Peaks

Reader's Choice, as Selected by Utah Business Facebook Fans
Twin Peaks Rental and Repair has been open for only two years, but the shop’s owner, Tim Lewin, has no shortage of experience or absolute love of the industry. The opportunity to support the local ski and snowboard community provided the ...
February 19, 2013

Software Licenses

Considerations When Making a Deal
Software is often your company’s most valuable asset. Perhaps it is your company’s only asset! In an effort to make a return on the investment made in such software, your company may want to license it out. On the other hand, your c...
February 19, 2013

Alternative Assets

Growing Retirement Balances in a Low-Interest-Rate Environment
y bank statement arrived a few days ago, and I was frustrated to see my interest rate was just 0.01 percent. To put that in perspective, a $1,000 account earns just 10 cents of interest annually. For people in retirement, today’s low ...
February 19, 2013

A Thank You to Legislators

The Utah Legislature Has Helped the State Maintain Its Strong Economy
The Utah Legislature—with all of its individuality and nuance—can now boast the nation’s second fastest-growing economy. That’s right. Utah leads every state but North Dakota in the rate of job growth, and the Utah econo...
February 19, 2013

A Crisis to Remember

Nonexistent Cash Flow Nearly Shut the Doors on Simply Mac
Simply Mac is an Apple Specialist retailer (one of the top three of its kind in North America) that in six and a half years has grown from a 1,500-square-foot store and four employees to 10 stores with 102 employees. Steve Bain, Simply Mac pres...
February 19, 2013

Tech Savvy

University Research Translates into Promising New Startups
Utah’s research universities continue to dominate the field when it comes to technology commercialization. In fiscal year 2012, the University of Utah turned $393 million in research funds into 275 intellectual property disclosures and 80...
February 19, 2013

Setting the Stage

Find the Right Business Name to Build Your Brand
What’s in a name? A lot, it turns out. When naming a new business, “you want that name to be helpful,” says Carrie Gaykowski, chief strategist at Intrepid. “You want it to be engaging. You want it to create that posi...
February 19, 2013

Middle Ground

Would State Control of Federal Lands Harm the Recreation Industry?
It’s been nearly a year since Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed legislation demanding the U.S. government give Utah the deed to millions of acres of federal lands. Though House Bill 148 has received the support of Utah legislators and states&rs...
February 19, 2013

Urban Appeal

Downtown Luxury Living at its Finest
Luxury condos in downtown Salt Lake City provide the best of urban living: proximity to world-class cultural offerings, top-notch restaurants and prime shopping venues. Here are just a few of the newest luxury residences in the heart of the cit...
February 19, 2013

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future Forty Under 40

One of Utah’s economic strengths has long been its youthful workforce. The Beehive State, in fact, boasts the nation’s youngest population with a median age of 29.6, while the nation’s is 37.3. In this issue of Utah Busine...
February 19, 2013

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