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It’s a Rich State 7-peat for Utah

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

They say winning never gets old, and when it comes to the Rich States, Poor States index, Utah knows it firsthand. “Utah’s ranking as the top state in Rich States, Poor States goes to show the importance of the work we have done to maximize the value of every taxpayer dollar rather than taking more [...]

Utah’s unemployment drops to 5-year low

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The latest jobs report shows Utah’s unemployment rate has dropped below four percent for the first time in over five years. Gov. Gary Herbert was joined by business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries today as he discussed the keys to Utah’s economic success. The state’s unemployment rate is now 3.9 percent thanks to [...]

For stronger national economy rely more on states

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Utah has positioned itself as one of the strongest economies in the nation thanks to a commitment to conservative economic principles and a determination to create the most business friendly environment in America. A former businessman himself, Gov. Gary Herbert was motivated to run for office when the family business he headed began to struggle [...]

Local Business Thrives in Utah Environment

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

By Governor Gary R. Herbert I recently met James Saffari, the President of Dynotron Inc., and he graciously invited me for a tour. Eager to learn more about a local business, I accepted and found James and his wife, Angela, to be representative of what we see in so many successful Utah entrepreneurs: The Saffaris [...]

What Do Utah’s Economy and Fry Sauce Have in Common?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

By Governor Gary R. Herbert Remarks Given at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Jobs Summit Washington, D.C.  Utah’s economy is strong – leading the nation in a number of areas. We’re not just a one industry state. We are succeeding in a number of industries including technology, exporting, finance and energy. In the latest Enterprising [...]

Unprecedented Partnerships: Unlimited Possibilities

Friday, June 1st, 2012

  By Governor Gary R. Herbert When I was first inaugurated in August 2009, the title of my inaugural address was “Unprecedented Partnerships: Unlimited Possibilities.”  Just a few days ago, on Wednesday, May 23rd, I came together with hundreds of business and government leaders to see the concept of unprecedented partnerships physically manifest in bricks [...]

New Employment Data for the States

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

By Juliette Tennert Chief Economist, Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released the employment data for all 50 states, and Utah is well-placed. Utah’s 2.3% employment growth rate ranks #4, following: North Dakota:  6.6% Louisiana:  2.5% Oklahoma: 2.4% Utah/Kentucky/Texas:  2.3% While we are not adding jobs at the [...]

Unemployment Insurance Modifications Help a Utah Family-Owned Business

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Governor Herbert and the Canyon Craft Cabinets Family By Governor Gary R. Herbert A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of signing S.B. 129, Unemployment Insurance Modifications. The signing took place at Canyon Craft Cabinets, a family owned business in Salt Lake which will be greatly affected by the reductions in unemployment insurance premiums. [...]

Why I Am Optimistic About Utah’s Future

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

By Gary R Herbert Governor   Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am an optimistic guy. Sometimes, people seem incredulous about my optimism. They say to me, “Gary, it is downright illogical that you are so optimistic when everything is falling apart. Our country’s economy is a mess, we’ll never be able [...]

Supporting Rural Utah

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

By Mike Mower Deputy Chief of Staff As an aide to Governor Gary Herbert, one of the most enjoyable parts of my job is traveling with him as he visits people all across Utah.  Governor Herbert wants to hear first hand from Utah residents on the issues that impact their lives.  It is a top [...]