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Defense industry supported 109,000 Utah jobs, research shows

The defense industry continues to play a significant role in Utah's economy. Research released Thursday by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute showed the defense industry directly and indirectly supported 109,000 jobs, almost 6 percent of the state total. The $9.2 billion in economic activity it generated represented 6.2 percent of Utah's gross domestic product, [...]

Utah’s defense industry directly and indirectly supported more than 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in 2015

May 4, 2017 – Utah’s defense industry directly and indirectly supported more than 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in the state during 2015, according to new research released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. That year, federal defense spending was responsible for 5.8 percent of Utah’s [...]

Utah’s defense industry directly and indirectly supported over 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in 2015

Utah's defense industry directly and indirectly supported over 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in the state during 2015, according to new research released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. That year, federal defense spending was responsible for 5.8 percent of Utah's jobs, 7.1 percent of its earnings and 6.2 percent of its GDP.

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, [...]

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Does Better Information Lead to Better Decisions?

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