Utah’s growing tech companies and other businesses located on the Wasatch front are getting a lot of attention, but it’s the rural areas that help diversify Utah’s economy.
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GOED Working To Diversify Utah's Economic Landscape

Tech companies and other new businesses have Utah’s urban areas and cities growing at the third-fastest rate in the country, behind Idaho and Nevada. Officials from the governor’s office of economic development are focusing on creating a diverse Utah economy.

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Fresh produce stand
NY Senate

According to the United States census, almost 15 percent of Utah senior citizens are facing hunger. With seniors making up 10 percent of Salt Lake County’s population, one program is providing fresh produce to fight hunger with over 3,800 pounds of fresh produce were distributed in 2017. All that fresh produce was enough to feed over 1,500 senior citizens. 

Cache Valley from above
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Cache Valley is home to the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Museum of Anthropology, and Utah State University Geology Museum. But it doesn't have a museum about the history of Cache Valley. That may change soon.

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended himself at a debate Tuesday from attacks on his status as a recent Utah transplant who has previously criticized President Donald Trump.

Scooters Added To Ride-share Program In Cache Valley

May 29, 2018
Spin Scooters Added To Cache Valley Rideshare Program
Brianne Johnson

Spin scooters are now available to rent in Cache Valley. The ride-share company partnered with Aggie Blue Bikes to launch the pilot program lasting through mid- July. This gives the company an opportunity to gauge the level of interest in the community and potentially make the program permanent in Cache Valley.

Traditional timers on irrigation systems often lead to overwatering
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The Utah Division of Water Resources has developed a statewide rebates program to encourage water conservation. The legislative-sponsored program offers rebates on technologies ranging from irrigation controllers to low-flow toilets.  

Family in front of Solution Focus RV.
Dani Hayes

In today’s digital and mobile world, there are so many ways to get the word out about a cause. Some people use social media, others start a podcast or blog, and some take it on the road. 

USU Extension

The Food Fun and Reading course is designed to help children from preschool through second grade learn more about eating well through reading and activities.

Great Salt Lake Pelicans Under Threat

May 28, 2018
A pair of American White pelicans gather in shallow water.
Utah Department of Natural Resources

According to John Neill, an avian biologist with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, a shrinking Great Salt Lake has serious consequences for the migratory bird populations that call the lake home throughout the year. 

The Utah Farmworker Program is reaching out to people working in agriculture throughout the state. The program is designed to help workers and their families become self-sufficient.

Small Businesses Expecting Big Sales For Memorial Day

May 25, 2018
Memorial Day is the number five day of the year for retailers in Utah. They see three more transactions per day at $71 more per transaction. Daily revenue is up almost 80 percent compared to the average day in Utah.
sba.gov

Memorial Day could be busier for local businesses in Utah compared to other states. One study ranks Utah at number five in the nation for best sales on Memorial Day.

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