By Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert proclaimed his recent trade mission to Mexico a success after three Utah-based companies used the tour to release plans to expand operations there.
WASHINGTON — Big gains in exports and overseas investment income narrowed the United States’ current-account deficit in the fourth quarter to the lowest level in 14 years.
The imbalance fell to $81.1 billion in the October-December quarter, down from $96.4 billion in the July-September...
Cities can do things, and some of the best things they do are not in their formal “job description.” (e.g. Mayor’s Star of Excellence Award, English Language Initiative, Sister Cities)
First sister city is in 836 between the tons of Paderborn, Germany and Le Mans, France. New Bern, North...
Written by Tom Wharton
What do socks and high tech electronic machines have in common?
Utah companies that make both products recently received refundable tax credits from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in order to expand their operations and hire new...
As Lew Cramer leaves his position of President and CEO of The World Trade Center Utah to take on responsibilities of CEO/President of Coldwell Banker Commercial Intermountain, with commercial real estate activities throughout the Intermountain western United States, the World Trade Center Utah...
Written by PR Newswire, Utahpulse.com
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Fusion-io today announced that Ian Whiting has joined the company as executive vice...
Written by EDCUtah
Zions Bancorporation Chairman, President and CEO Harris Simmons and Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan were honored by EDCUtah during the organization's annual meeting last week for their roles in helping build Utah's robust economic landscape.
Simmons received the Nick Rose Award for...
Written by Lew Cramer, Guest Contributor, Diplomatic Courier
If someone asked you: What is the only state in the nation to have increased its international exports every year since 2007, would you likely guess a relatively small state in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, without a...
Brookings Institution just released its “Export Nation 2013: U.S. Growth Post-Recession” as part of its Global Cities Initiative.
We continue to shine, according to Brookings’...
By AFP, The Economic Times
US Vice President Joe Biden urged India on Wednesday to improve investment conditions and remove obstacles faced by American companies which restrict trade between the world's biggest democracies.
Biden, the first US vice president to visit India in three decades,...
By John Murphy, Free Enterprise
For policymakers in search of solutions, creating a business environment conducive to the success of entrepreneurs and small businesses should be job one. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the principal drivers of U.S. job growth, generating about...
Credited to www.commerce.gov
New data was released on the top 50 metropolitan areas for exports in 2012, which shows a combined contribution of exports from these communities to the U.S. economy of $1.04 trillion dollars.
In fact, America’s metropolitan areas continue to strengthen the U.S....
By Tim Devaney, The Washington Times
Coming out of a successful first week of trade talks in Washington, where U.S. and European officials laid the foundation for a pact that would connect the economies of the Western world, both sides are turning their sights toward the next round of...
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 – Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totaling $158 trillion (in 2010 dollars), will reside in the developing world, compared to less than one-third today, with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this...
VIENNA, May 28, 2013 - About 1.2 billion people – almost the population of India – don’t have access to electricity, 2.8 billion have to rely on wood or other biomass to...
Snow College's Center for Global Engagement (CGE) celebrates a record second year this coming September and they have a lot to be excited about! For the third consecutive semester, they have increased enrollment of new international students 100 percent over the previous year. In addition, they...
The International Coordinating Committee, a hub for all internationally-focused activities in Utah, combines strengths and efforts of numerous partners in pursuit of global connectivity within the state. The committee meets monthly and is comprised of representatives of the Governor's Office of...
A message from Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez. Follow him on Twitter @UnderSecSanchez.
Here at the International Trade Administration, we celebrate trade all year long. And with good reason: [trade brings benefits to all parties...
A powerful resurgence of U.S. oil and gas production, based on the ability to access new reserves of oil and gas found in shale rock, has contributed to a significant shift in the world's energy supply; a shift that has far reaching consequences both domestically and for global business. Nowhere...
The following blog post was written by Francisco J. Sánchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.
May brings warmer weather, longer days, and, most importantly for us at the Department of Commerce, World Trade Month. For years,...
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