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The State of Utah’s Travel and Tourism Industry, 2017

Utah’s diverse travel and tourism industry generates jobs and income for Utah residents and produces tax revenue for the state. Domestic and international travelers and tourists are drawn to Utah’s natural, cultural and historical assets. Utah has 14 ski resorts, 10 of which are less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, as […]

May 10, 2017
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Utah’s Defense Sector: Economic Impacts of the Military and Veterans

The Utah Defense Alliance and the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs commissioned the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute to assess the economic impacts of Utah’s defense industry. The Gardner Policy Institute analyzed the impacts of current operations of Hill Air Force Base, Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele Army Depot, the Utah National Guard, reserves, […]

May 4, 2017
April Economic Summary

Utah’s nonagricultural employment increased an estimated 3.2%, or 45,300 jobs, between March 2016 and March 2017. Nationally, employment increased 1.5%, or 2.2 million jobs, between March 2016 and March 2017.

April 26, 2017
Ivory-Boyer Year-End Construction Report, 2016

For the sixth consecutive year, permit authorized construction increased in Utah. The value for all types of permit authorized construction totaled $8.17 billion, the second highest value in Utah’s history

April 11, 2017
March Economic Summary
April 5, 2017