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Statement in Support of Theresa Foxley as Incoming CEO of EDCUtah

News Release For Immediate Release Jan. 11, 2017 Contact: Jessica Nield, Communications Director World Trade Center Utah (801) 814-3491 jnield@wtcutah.com Statement in Support of Theresa Foxley as Incoming CEO of EDCUtah SALT LAKE CITY – World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement in support of Theresa Foxley as the incoming CEO of EDCUtah: “A strong, visionary leader is needed to guide EDCUtah and there is no better person to take the helm at this time than Theresa Foxley,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. “I’ve had the privilege to work with Theresa in a variety of capacities and know that her business, political and legal savvy will be an asset to EDCUtah as it recruits companies to the state and helps existing companies grow. I offer my full support to Ms. Foxley in her new role and look forward to continued collaboration with her organization, which plays an essential role in growing Utah’s economy.” ### About World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) wtcutah.com The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Second is to build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Third is...

Keyword at Thought Leader Symposium Discussing Trump Administration: Uncertainty

News Release For Immediate Release Dec. 14, 2016 Contact: Jessica Nield Marketing & Communications Director World Trade Center Utah (801) 814-3491 jnield@wtcutah.com Keyword at Thought Leader Symposium Discussing Trump Administration: Uncertainty 200 business leaders attended event hosted by WTC Utah and Zions Bank Salt Lake City – The future of tax policy, international business, energy, finance and healthcare under a Trump administration were discussed at today’s Thought Leader Symposium hosted by World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) and Zions Bank. They key takeaway was the future is uncertain, but Utah is resilient. At the event, a panel discussion was led by Pat Jones, CEO of the Women’s leadership institute. She asked probing questions about protectionist policies, proposed tax cuts, the future of the affordable care act and anticipated changes to air quality policy and energy development opportunities. Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of WTC Utah, had the following to say about protectionist policies of the incoming president: “I give Utah an A grade in international business. An estimated 22 percent of jobs in the state are supported by international business and Utah is ranked ninth in the nation for export growth. Because of this success, I am concerned protectionist policies present a great risk to the state’s economy. I don’t want to see a situation where ‘put America first’ puts Utah last. When it comes to protectionism, my message is no thanks; Utah doesn’t need protection. We know how to compete and win in a global economy.” Along with Miller, panelists included Robert Spendlove, economic and public policy officer of Zions Bank, Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem...

Utah Pulse- Going Global: Shamrock Mining LLC

Sometimes you go where life takes you. That’s certainly been the case for the second career of Floyd Anderson, the 94-year-old owner and general manager of Shamrock Mining LLC, based in Hanna, Utah. After a career in higher education, Anderson, who holds a PhD in family relations and psychology, received an invitation to search for emeralds in eastern Utah with a group that included a gemologist, the head of the BYU Geology department and several graduate students. Although the search party didn’t find any emeralds, they did stumble across a plethora of translucent yellow rocks. One of the searchers said he knew of a place with plenty more of the stones, on a plateau about 10,000 feet in elevation north of Tabiona in the Uintah Mountains. To read the complete article, click...

Utah Pulse- WTC Utah Sponsored Article: Utah’s Economy Under the Trump Administration

How will the Trump administration impact Utah businesses? No one knows exactly what will happen to the economy when Trump begins governing. But some Utah experts are willing to make some informed speculation. A thought leader symposium focused on what might happen with tax policy, international business, energy and healthcare in the next four years will be held Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Zions Bank, One South Main, Suite 1800. To read the complete article, click...

Utah Pulse- WTC Utah and EDCUtah Co-host ‘What’s Up Down South Economic Summit’ Reception

Are you attending the “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” on Jan. 12 in St. George? The summit is the go-to source for economic development information and activity taking place in the southwest region of the state. While making plans for your attendance, allow time to join World Trade Center Utah and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) on Jan. 11 for a pre-summit reception from 5-7 p.m. at Entrada at Snow Canyon. The Entrada reception is the perfect networking opportunity, as you will be joined by government, civic, education and business leaders from across the state in a casual, festive atmosphere at the feet of Snow Canyon’s majestic cliffs. Register as WTC Utah’s guest...