Utah.Gov launches “Doing Business in Utah” initiative [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: *
For Immediate Release
Contact: Aimee Edwards
edwards@utah.gov
801.755.3085

Utah.Gov launches “Doing Business in Utah” initiative

SALT LAKE CITY (June 11, 2015) – The Governor’s Office of Management and
Budget (GOMB) has simplified the process of locating services applicable to
each business industry by grouping all 500-plus online services into
industry classifications. The “Doing Business in Utah” online initiative
was part of a nine month project to redesign the state website, Utah.Gov
, and help agencies improve performance.
“We want to simplify the process for creating successful businesses in
Utah,” said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. “Efficient state government helps
businesses create high quality jobs and improve the quality of life in
Utah.”

GOMB created a task force involving top managers from eight agencies with
the most business interaction. The task force developed the idea for
consolidating service by industry type. A primary obstacle identified
during development was that a particular business may need to navigate
between many different agencies in order to obtain licenses required for
operation.

When entering the new business portal at Utah.Gov , users
select and view relevant services from 37 category types. Whether the
visitor selects financial, construction, or any other industry, only the
applicable and relevant services are displayed. This initiative reduces the
burden and friction that sometimes comes with regulatory compliance.

The project creates a “one-stop” portal where businesses can:

Find, obtain, manage and renew most or all of the state licenses and
permits required for them to do business

Save time and expense for companies doing business in Utah

Reduce administrative costs

Improve customer service

The state of Utah has received numerous national accolades for its positive
business environment including a recent study that found 91 percent of
businesses say Utah.Gov saves time. In addition, 86
percent of businesses say the service provided through Utah.Gov
makes it easier to do business.

To learn more visit www.Utah.Gov
.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UtahGov
Facebook: http://www.utah.gov/facebook/
RSS feeds: http://www.utah.gov/connect/feeds.html
Utah blogs: http://www.utah.gov/blogs/
The Doing Business in Utah website was developed by Utah Interactive, a
subsidiary of NIC.

About Utah.Gov
Utah.Gov is the entry point
to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 2.7 million residents in
the State of Utah. Utah.Gov provides citizens and
businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government.
Through Utah.Gov , citizens can find public meetings,
renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting or fishing license,
register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In
2014 alone, Utah.Gov received 16 awards making it the
nation’s most honored state website. Utah.Gov is managed
and operated through a public-private partnership between the Utah
Department of Technology Services (DTS) and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake
City-based official eGovernment partner for the state of Utah. Utah
Interactive is part of the eGovernment firm of NIC’s family of companies.

About NIC
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider
of official
government websites ,
online services, and secure payment processing solutions
. The company’s
innovative eGovernment services
help make
government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of
NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one
of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently
ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the
Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at
http://www.egov.com.
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