Articles

New Eccles Theater Aiming to Reinvigorate Downtown

by Lisa Christensen Mar 11, 2016

New businesses, with great potential for growth, seem to be established in Utah at ever increasing rates. The favorable business climate in our state is well noted. Utah was recently recognized by Forbes as the No. 1 state for business for the fifth time in six years. Year-end rankings... Read more

Sink or Swim: News media adapt to a tidal wave of change

Compiled by Sarah Ryther Francom | Illustration by Mike Bohman Mar 10, 2016

No one could predict how drastically news media would change in a relatively short 20 years. Yet today’s news media have faced mounting challenges that have tried and tested even the most established organizations. From the advent of the internet to a shift in revenue streams to the rise... Read more
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Lexi Dowdall took her first camping trip when she was six weeks old. It was the start of a lifetime of outdoor activity, a love for wild places and even the basis for her job. As the social media manager for Backcountry, Dowdall gets to work with people who... Read more
Negotiations have wrapped up for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, but inquiring Utah minds want to know if the deal will be good for businesses in the Beehive State. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of two major trade agreements currently in the works. The second is the... Read more

Broken Arches: What happened to Utah’s nonprofit insurance company

By Lisa Christensen | Illustration by Mike Bohman Mar 5, 2016

In late October, more than 60,000 Utahns got a sudden fright: Arches Health Plan was closing. “The Utah Insurance Department today announced that it will place Arches Health Plan in receivership,” the department stated in a press release on Oct. 27. Because of a budget shortfall on the federal... Read more
Imagine if all the cumbersome paperwork required to start a small business could be done in one day—and all online? This dream will soon be a reality in Salt Lake City, which recently joined 10 other cities in launching Startup in a Day, a joint initiative between the White... Read more