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Utah Global Forum
November 8, 2018
The Utah Global Forum is our state’s premier international business event that attracts hundreds of business executives and domestic and foreign trade officials from throughout the world. This year’s theme, “Utah – Crossroads of the World,” was chosen in anticipation of three major state projects: the opening of the new Salt Lake City International Airport, the expansion of Utah’s burgeoning tech sector, and the groundbreaking of the Utah Global Trade Port.
International business is a critical part of Utah’s robust economy. There are approximately 3,500 total exporters in Utah, and eighty-four percent of them are small and medium-sized businesses. Approximately twenty-two percent of jobs are supported by international business. Additionally, Utah ranks sixteenth in exports as a percentage of GDP.