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Utah Global Forum Announces Keynote Speaker Ben Stein

Salt Lake City – Ben Stein, known for his economic lessons on and off-screen, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Utah Global Forum hosted by Gov. Gary R. Herbert. The event, which is a joint effort between World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah), the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Salt Lake Chamber, will take place on Nov. 8 at the Grand America Hotel.

October 11th, 2018|Categories: News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Newsletter – October 9, 2018

President's Message President’s Message As I become immersed in the Utah culture of collaboration and cooperation, I am continually impressed by the forward-thinking leadership we have across so many government, business and private organizations across the state. As we look forward, a thought that is frequently on my mind is [...]

October 8th, 2018|Categories: News, Newsletters, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Utah Businesses Tentatively Optimistic After New NAFTA Revision

On September 30th, the U.S., Canada and Mexico finalized a long-awaited trade deal that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Assuming it is approved by the legislatures in the three countries, the new deal—called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)—will govern trade in North America beginning in 2020.

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Gov. Herbert Joins Taiwan and South Korea Trade Mission to Boost International Trade and Investment

Taiwan and South Korea are Utah’s 6th and 11th largest export destinations, respectively, and offer opportunities for companies interested in expanding their business in Asia. The governor will attend foreign direct investment meetings and visit with government officials.

September 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Utah Receives $300,000 STEP Grant to Increase Small Business Exports

Salt Lake City – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) has been awarded $300,000 through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) which is funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide grants to local small businesses. The purpose of the STEP Grant is to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and help [...]

September 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Commentary: From soybeans to supply chains — here’s how the trade dispute affects all of Utah

By Miles Hansen | For The Tribune Published September 2, 2018   As one of Utah’s newest residents, I am energized by the hive of activity here in the Beehive State. Thanks to Gov. Gary Herbert’s leadership and the ingenuity of Utah’s business leaders and workforce, Utah’s economy is prospering with record low unemployment, rapidly rising wages and one of [...]

September 7th, 2018|Categories: News, Op-Eds|0 Comments

Newsletter – September 7, 2018

After spending many years surrounded by Beltway partisanship in Washington, D.C., it is refreshing to work in a state with such strong economic fundamentals, innovative capital investments and wise stewardship from stakeholders. I wrote about Utah’s exciting environment in a recent op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune.

September 6th, 2018|Categories: News, Newsletters|0 Comments