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Gov. Herbert to lead bipartisan organization of nation’s governors

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

Governors from across the nation gathered this weekend in West Virginia and appointed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert as the new chair of the National Governors Association (NGA)—a bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices and speak with a collective voice on national policy issues. As head of the NGA, Gov. […]

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Sports, Olympic Legacy key to state branding and economy

Posted on: July 15th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution Tuesday, stating that Utah is ready, willing and able to host another Olympic Games. “We are capable of hosting the Winter Olympics again,” said Gov. Herbert. “In fact, I would say we are the best place―not only in North America, but maybe the best place in the world―to host […]

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Utah named #3 state for business in CNBC ranking

Posted on: June 24th, 2015

Utah was named the No. 3 state for business in a CNBC ranking released Thursday. The study ranked Utah’s economy top overall in the nation and highlighted the state’s strong job growth, solid state finances and thriving consumer economy. Gov. Gary Herbert authored a blog post for CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business blog in which […]

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Governor reports for jury duty in Provo 4th District Court

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert reported for jury duty selection this morning in the Provo 4th District Court and was dismissed three hours later after he was not selected for the panel. “It is important for all of us to step up and fulfill our responsibilities when called to serve,” said Gov. Herbert. “At the end of […]

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Growing Utah’s economy through trade missions

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert returned from a trade mission to Europe last week where he, along with representatives from several Utah businesses, helped solidify Utah’s position as the best performing economy in the nation and a premier global business destination. Trade missions open doors to new markets with international companies and foreign governments for Utah […]

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Department of Insurance improves 46%, reduces new hires

Posted on: June 12th, 2015

Using the SUCCESS Framework tools and processes, the Department of Insurance’s Captive Insurance Division has enhanced accountability and increased productivity by 46%. On top of that, the division was able to hold off hiring three new FTEs while providing the framework necessary to justify any future personnel requests and technology investments. Above all, the SUCCESS […]

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Governor signs water conservation executive order

Posted on: June 4th, 2015

Amid concerns over an abnormally dry winter, Gov. Gary Herbert issued an executive order Wednesday instituting water conservation practices for State Agencies in Utah. A PDF of the signed executive order is available here. The executive order regulates how state-owned buildings will manage and conserve water. These changes include alterations to state watering and irrigation […]

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Governor: No better place to experience the outdoors than Utah

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert declared June as Utah Great Outdoors Month to celebrate Utah’s outdoor recreation industry and encourage Utahns to explore what makes life in Utah what we call, Life Elevated. “There is no better place to experience the outdoors than Utah,” said Gov. Herbert. “Tourists come from all over the world to see iconic destinations found […]

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Governor to energy industry: planning key to long-term success

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert emphasized the importance of Utah’s energy sector to spur economic development and the need to work together for a brighter energy future at the fourth annual Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday. Praising them for their activity to deliver affordable, sustainable and clean energy to Utah, the governor encouraged energy industry workers to continue […]

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An energy focus helps develop Utah’s thriving economy

Posted on: May 19th, 2015

When Gov. Gary Herbert took office in 2009, he set his focus on getting Utah’s economy back on its feet. At the height of the Great Recession, he recognized energy development was a necessity in achieving that goal. That is why, in his 2010 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert called for a strategic 10-year […]