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We have faced many unprecedented challenges this year, but Utah companies have persevered by implementing innovative solutions. It has been exciting to see the hundreds of Utah companies that have continued to lean all the way into the many opportunities around the world despite the uncertainty and challenges 2020 has thrown at us.  WTC Utah has never been busier supporting [...]

December 11th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|0 Comments

Board Member Highlight: Val Hale, GOED

Val Hale, the outgoing executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and World Trade Center Utah board member, sat down (virtually) with our Marketing and Communications Director, Julia Breinholt-Pappas, to discuss his time at GOED. Val and the entire GOED team have been and continue to be outstanding partners for World Trade Center Utah. We wish [...]

December 11th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|0 Comments

Companies Prosper Under New Division of World Trade Center Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 19, 2020) – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) now offers a full range of products and services to help Utah companies enter and expand in global markets as well as to find capital to help finance that growth. Companies ready to go global or expand their current international efforts are able to connect with WTC Utah [...]

November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|0 Comments


With a full-time team of eight, the only way World Trade Center Utah is able to carry out its mission is to work side-by-side with strong partners across the state that bring functional, regional, industry, and other expertise as we work collectively as Team Utah to catalyze growth for Utah companies.  One area of significant focus for WTC Utah has [...]

November 19th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|0 Comments

UIRA Finds COVID-19 Impacts on Utah Manufacturers May Last Three Years

November 3, 2020 – Utah Industry Resource Alliance (UIRA), under CARES Act funding, released an in-depth economic study of the impacts of the COVID-19 induced recession on Utah’s manufactures: Using Market Demand to Manage Production Levels: COVID-19 Market Demand Analysis and Forecast for Utah Manufacturers 2021-2025 “The COVID-19 recession was sudden and steep.” according to economist Dr. Tulinda Larsen, [...]

November 6th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Governor Gary R. Herbert Hosts Virtual-Only 2020 Utah Economic & Energy Summit 

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 28, 2020) — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED), World Trade Center Utah, and Salt Lake Chamber, presented Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s Utah Economic & Energy Summit on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at The Grand America Hotel. The 2020 Utah Economic & Energy Summit was a virtual-only event where [...]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

October 2020 Newsletter

President's Message Record-High ($641,000) SBA STEP Grant Awarded to Utah to Accelerate International Growth for Utah Businesses Just last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) will receive a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant of $641,000 on behalf of the state to [...]

October 5th, 2020|Categories: News, Newsletters|0 Comments

Small Business Administration Awards Utah with Record-High STEP Grant to Accelerate International Growth for Utah Businesses 

September 30, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) will receive a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant of $641,000 on behalf of the state, a record-high STEP Grant in Utah, to accelerate the growth of international sales for Utah small businesses. Thanks to the success of Utah [...]

September 30th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Meet the World Trade Center Utah Team: Jim Porter, Trade Services Manager

Jim Porter, the Trade Services Manager at World Trade Center Utah, says companies looking to expand their business through exporting will see many benefits such as positive economic growth in their communities and greater resiliency. When companies are ready to learn more, start the process, or expand in their current markets, they will find a strong network ready [...]

September 9th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments