Vision of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and will be recognized as the premier global business environment and tourist destination.
Mission of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
GOED’s mission is to enhance quality of life by increasing Utah’s
revenue base and improving employment opportunities.
The State Science Advisor (SSA), appointed by the Governor, significantly impacts Utah’s workforce development needs in the six key economic clusters and emerging industries. The SSA provides advice and counsel on science and technology issues to the Governor, state Legislature and other state agencies. The SSA serves on a broad range of boards and commissions pursuant to the oversight of key scientific initiatives, research efforts, federal and state mandates, and ongoing programs devoted to science and technology issues.
Public health affects every Utahn, every day. Along with our partners in the state's 13 local health departments we detect and prevent outbreaks of infectious disease, promote healthy lifestyles and safe behaviors, protect citizens from man-made and natural disasters, and provide access to health care services for Utah's
most vulnerable populations
BioInnovations Gateway (BiG)
BioInnovations Gateway as an educational institution and workforce training facility. We provide access to laboratories, machines, office space and resources for high school students and entrepreneurs as the work together to develop next generation medical technologies.
Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Initiative
Utah’s business community rallied in 2005-06 to encourage the Utah Legislature to invest in the USTAR Economic Development Initiative, a long-term investment in Utah’s economic future. The business community support was broad-based and included the participation of the State’s many chambers of commerce, the Utah Technology Council, the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, and many local economic development agencies.
The Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program, administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, provides competitive grants to small businesses and university teams to accelerate the
commercialization of their innovative technologies. This program helps companies secure non-dilutive funding at critical points in their funding and commercialization lifecycles, resulting in long-term success and economic development in the state.
We support Governor Herbert's vision to strengthen Utah's economy
by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce.
We provide quality and streamlined services that connect a world-class
workforce with employment.
Grow Utah, is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to accelerate the creation of innovative, entrepreneur-led, high-growth businesses that will strengthen and expand the future growth of Utah’s economy. The vision of Grow Utah is to create a robust entrepreneurial eco-system in Utah that fosters entrepreneurial talent, drives innovation to solve market needs, aligns community resources and
support, and ensures funding for products, entrepreneurs and
businesses of promise.
UTAH CAPITAL INVESTMENT (formerly Utah Fund of Funds Program)
Formerly Utah Fund of Funds, Utah Capital Investment is a $300 million State of Utah economic development program aimed at providing access of alternative or non-traditional capital to Utah entrepreneurs. Utah Capital Investment will not invest money into any company or individual but rather will invest in venture capital and private equity funds that commit to establishing a working relationship with Utah Capital Investment, Utah’s start-up and business community and commit to making investments in qualifying companies. Utah Capital Investment will invest in venture capital and private equity funds located both in Utah and outside Utah.
Started in 1987 as a private, nonprofit organization, EDCUtah is a public/private partnership, working with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the development and expansion of local Utah businesses.
The University of Utah is one of the best in the nation at creating startup companies based on student and faculty research. This is indicative of the innovative and industrious thinking found across campus and in classrooms.
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small-town college tucked away in the Northern Utah mountains to a thriving research university respected around the world. Students can choose from an array of academic and social opportunities at a university known throughout the world for its intellectual and technological leadership.
Utah Valley University, or UVU, is a publicly funded university located in Orem, Utah, United States with a 2011 enrollment of 33,395 students. Utah Valley University is the largest public university in the State of Utah. The university offers approximately 58 bachelor degrees, 66 associate degrees, 21 certificate/diploma programs, and 3 high-demand master degrees in education, business, and nursing.
Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, The Y) is a private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and, excluding online students, is the largest of any religious university and the 3rd largest private university in the United States, with 29,672 on-campus students. BYU's Independent Study programs are offered worldwide, including being available in Family History Centers the LDS Church maintains in 134 countries.
Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses and with online classes. All ages. Many interests. Flexible scheduling. With an exceptional range of academic and career-oriented options.
We live in a rapidly-changing, highly connected world that asks each citizen to be more curious, more informed and more engaged. The Leonardo seeks to reflect and respond to this new world by creating an innovative, dynamic space that builds fluency and knowledge, ignites the creative imagination of visitors of all ages, and inspires them to see and act in new and powerful ways.