Defense industry plays big role in Utah economy, study shows

Military spending creates over $9 billion in economic activity for the Beehive State, rivaling the construction industry in importance to Utahns' financial well-being, a new study showed. Research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah indicated that the defense industry was directly and indirectly responsible for supporting more than 109,000 [...]

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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, [...]

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State of Utah’s Travel and Tourism Industry

By: Juliette Tennert, M.A. Our annual State of Utah’s Travel and Tourism Industry report is now available.  The report details the important role that this industry plays in Utah’s economy. […]

9/27/15: Pac-12 Football is a Win for the U and Utah

By: Dianne Meppen, BS As the University prepares for the big game with Michigan, I’m reminded of a research project I was involved in shortly after coming to work at the U – the Pac-12 Economic Impact Study.  It was the University’s second year in the conference and the purpose of the research was to gauge the economic benefits of the decision to join the Pac-12 Conference. […]

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