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Salt Lake City hosts national lacrosse championship

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

Thirty-two of the nation’s top collegiate men’s lacrosse teams are descending on Salt Lake City this week to earn bragging rights as the best in the U.S. Two Utah teams are competing in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) national championship—University of Utah is ranked number two and BYU is number seven. THE MCLA National […]

Salt Lake City joins counties, cities, and towns throughout the country to celebrate Economic Development Week

Posted on: May 7th, 2018

National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016 in order to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life. In its second year, Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development (SLC DED), alongside our industry and business partners, […]

Local restauranteur opens new, first-of-its-kind experiential restaurant in Salt Lake City

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018

The owner of Este Pizza in Salt Lake City wants to take your dining experience to a new level, which prompted him to open The Dispensary, a unique dining establishment you won’t find anywhere else. The new eatery utilizes 986 square feet of space at 54 West 1700 South (same building as Sweet Lake Biscuits […]

Mayor Biskupski offers two budgets to Salt Lake City Council

Posted on: April 30th, 2018

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski today released two budgets to the Salt Lake City Council. The first budget has recommendations for the general fund and the second financial plan offers proposals if the Salt Lake City Council increases the sales tax. Salt Lake City is expected to generate $275.5 million in revenues for the […]

Mayor Biskupski will initiate first stage of addressing potential water shortage: A call for Salt Lake City agencies, residents, and businesses to conserve

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

With snow levels and early spring run-off well below average this year, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will declare a Stage 1 Advisory for water conservation, in keeping with Salt Lake City’s 5-stage Water Shortage Contingency Plan. While the current overall water supply is good due to strong reservoir levels, stream flow volume is projected to be […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski proposes eliminating bicycle licensing fee

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018

Salt Lake City bicyclists could soon be able to register their bikes online and for free. As part of Salt Lake City’s commitment to public safety and customer service, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown are asking the City Council to change the Bicycle Licensing Ordinance so the bicycle licensing fee would be […]

Research shows Salt Lake City development loans are fueling new businesses for women, minorities and low-income entrepreneurs

Posted on: March 30th, 2018

New research shows a large number of underrepresented business owners are getting significant support from Salt Lake City’s Economic Development Fund (EDLF). The EDLF has loaned more than $7 million to 56 existing businesses during the past three years. Here is the breakdown of business owners who received an EDLF loan from January 2015 until […]

Salt Lake City education advisor honored for overcoming obstacles to help other students

Posted on: March 29th, 2018

Salt Lake City Senior Education Advisor Angela Doan was honored today by the multi-state education organization ASPIRE with the Utah Trio Achiever Award. She received the award for persisting in her educational goals while making significant civic, community and professional contributions. Those contributions started after University of Utah’s Upward Bound academic advisor Maria Baldwin saw […]

Salt Lake City Seeks Feedback on Sales Tax and Bond Proposal

Posted on: March 28th, 2018

Mayor Biskupski and the Salt Lake City Council are seeking resident feedback to better understand public perceptions of City service needs and potential funding mechanisms. The Mayor and City Council are currently exploring the possibility of activating a 0.5% sales tax option provided to the City in 2015. The ongoing funding could be used to […]

Salt Lake City’s Foreign-Trade Zone #30 receives new Alternative Site Framework status – makes joining FTZ easier for Utah businesses

Posted on: March 26th, 2018

The Salt Lake City Corporation is pleased to announce it has entered its Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) to the Alternative Site Framework (ASF). The benefits provided by this new framework will be accessible to any company within a 60-mile radius of the current FTZ located near the Salt Lake City International Airport. This area encompasses all […]