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  • President's Message--Utah Global Forum

    We’ve got one more week until the Utah Global Forum takes place at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Have you registered yet?

    I hope so. You won’t find a better opportunity to learn from the export experts! I invite you to attend and learn how you can grow your business internationally. The...

  • Herbert: Trade mission bolstered ties to Mexico

    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.


  • U.S. Quarterly Trade Deficit Was the Smallest in 14 Years

    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...

  • Recap of Sister City Speech
    • 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...

  • Two Utah companies to expand operations

    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...

  • Elizabeth Goryunova named World Trade Center Utah Interim President and CEO

    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...

  • Fusion-io Appoints Ian Whiting as Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations

    Written by PR Newswire,

    Read full article here

    Fusion-io today announced that Ian Whiting has joined the company as executive vice...

  • Notable Utahns Recieve EDCUtah Awards for Leadership in Economic Development

    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...

  • Utah: A Future Focused on the Global Marketplace

    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...

  • Export Nation 2013: U.S. Growth Post-Recession

    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’...

  • Joe Biden urges India to open up to U.S. companies

    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,...

  • The Main Barrier to Selling Internationally

    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...

  • Top 50 Metropolitan Area Exports Contribute More Than $1 Trillion to U.S. Economy

    Credited to

    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....

  • First round of trade talks with European Union ‘very productive’

    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...

  • Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report

    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...

  • First Set of Global Data on Energy Access, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released

    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 adds an international edge

    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...

  • WTC Utah/GOED International Coordinating Committee: a hub for all things international

    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...

  • May our exports be plentiful!

    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...

  • The Bakken oil fields are taking off!

    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...


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