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WTC Utah Releases Q3 Export Report

Utah continues to see overall export growth for 2017 compared to 2016. World Trade Center Utah released their quarterly Export Report for Q3 this week. Overall, Utah exports in Q3 2017 experienced a slight increase compared to Q3 2016. The increase can be attributed to an increase in value added exports, which made up approximately 66 percent of Utah’s total exports in 2017. Utah remains on track to see an overall increase in exports from 2017 compared to 2016, with $9.29 billion in goods exported as of September, compared to $9.01 billion at the same time last year. Utah is currently on pace for a steady 2.1 percent increase in exports. Aerospace and defense continues to lead Utah’s economic clusters in exports, exporting $371.11 million in goods to foreign markets in Q3. The top four export destinations for that economic cluster are Thailand, Mexico, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. To download the full report, click...

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Utah Global Forum

The Utah Global Forum will bring together people from around Utah, the nation and the world for an unparalleled opportunity for international discovery on Oct. 17. Check out our top reasons to attend.

Utah Global Forum Announces Keynote Speaker Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro, political contributor to CNN, ABC News and Telemundo, will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Utah Global Forum presented by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Navarro will address this year’s theme “Prosperity through Diversity,” along with other renowned speakers, including Governor Herbert and National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez. Registration is now open for the Utah Global Forum, which will be hosted at the Grand America Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Forum is the state’s premier international business event – aiming to help Utah companies expand overseas while showcasing what makes the state great for foreign investment interests. The Forum attracts hundreds of attendees each year who come together for a full day of networking, professional development and personal growth opportunities in international business. This year’s Forum theme, “Prosperity through Diversity,” explores diversity and its growing role in economic prosperity in Utah and around the world. As a Nicaraguan-American who immigrated to the United States in the 1980s, Navarro is dedicated to working on issues affecting America’s changing demographics and the role of diversity in America. She offers a unique take on the current world climate paired with anecdotes and first-hand experiences. Navarro speaks about her experience being a female immigrant and the challenges she has faced in her political career, exploring how groups can more effectively incorporate diversity into their organizations. In 2001, she served as ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission, devoting much of her energy to condemning human rights abuses in Cuba. In 1999, she worked in the private sector, representing private and public clients on federal issues, particularly related...