Utah remains first in the nation for job growth [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Utah remains first in the nation for job growth SALT LAKE CITY (July 23, 2015) – Utah posted the highest job growth rate in the nation for total and private sector job growth for the fifth consecutive month. According to new data, Utah posted its strongest growth rates of the year last month for total job growth at 4.5 percent and private sector job growth at 5.2 percent. “Utah’s economic performance continues to be the envy of…

Utah’s Focus on Economic Growth also Benefits Education

In the doldrums of summer and while the rest of the political world is fixated on Obamacare subsidies and same-sex marriage, I thought I would bring the conversation back to Utah for something really important: Can Trey Lyles help the Utah Jazz win the NBA Championship in 2016? Just kidding. Instead, let’s talk about Utah’s unique approach to government — specifically, economic development — that starts at the top. For as long as I’ve lived in Utah, gubernatorial candidates have made their major campaign theme “Education”.  Over and over I have…

Utah ranked number one in job growth for fourth consecutive month [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: * For Immediate Release Contact: Aimee Edwards edwards@utah.gov 801.755.3085 Utah ranked number one in job growth for fourth consecutive month SALT LAKE CITY (June 19, 2015) – Utah posted the highest job growth rate in the nation for total and private sector job growth for the fourth consecutive month. According to new data released today , the state of Utah ranked first for total job growth at 3.8 percent and first for private sector job growth at 4.5 percent. “Utah’s economic model is working,” said Gov.…