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Does the U.S. Census undercount Utah Navajos?

Demographers puzzled by last month's U.S. Census update showing that Utah's San Juan County is the nation's fast growing are now throwing doubt on the surprise findings, arguing that the census is probably now recording Navajo residents who have not been captured in past surveys.

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.

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4 accomplishments that put Utah on the map

The Beehive State stands as an example for the nation when it comes to a premier business climate, innovative policies and economic growth. Utah's success is no accident. In fact, the state’s culture of collaboration has been vital in addressing the challenges of an increasingly competitive global economy. Utah is showing the world what’s possible [...]

Salt Lake City crashes Outdoor Retailer bid party

Though organizers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show have made it clear they won't be returning to Salt Lake City in 2018, Salt Lake City officials have submitted an unsolicited bid to host the convention. The city didn't receive an invitation to bid for the shows this year following retailers' protests over Utah political leaders' [...]

St. John Properties Begins Construction on Grove Tower

State’s economy fueling population growth

After topping 3 million residents in 2016, the Beehive State's population is expected to continue its steady climb for years to come, and researchers predict growth will be driven in large part by Utah's economy — one of the strongest in the nation.

Summit speakers encourage blacks to run for office, participate in policymaking

Blacks in Utah have a right to be outraged by cases of police brutality, the high school dropout rate, and the over-representation of blacks in jails and prison. But rather than sit on the sidelines and complain, Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City — the first black woman elected to the Utah Legislature — asked [...]

Utah Economic Summit 2017

2017 Utah Economic Summit (PowerPoint) 2017 Utah Economic Summit (PDF Download) On April 14, Kem C. Gardner Institute director Natalie Gochnour presented before the 2017 Governor's Utah Economic Summit. The topic was the current state of the Utah economy as well as expected economic trends in 2017.

Economic Ties Between Utah and Mexico

Fact Sheet: Economic Ties between Utah and Mexico PowerPoint Slides: Trade with Mexico PDF: Trade with Mexico The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute recently held its monthly “Newsmaker Breakfast,” an event highlighting current issues impacting the State of Utah. The focus was the deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Mexico and how it may impact [...]