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Utah Jobs Agenda

 
The Utah economy is poised to lead the nation. We have the workforce, infrastructure and pro-business policies to make it happen. These economic fundamentals, when combined with purposeful and effective business leadership, will help create 150,000 Utah jobs in the next five years. Here is our ten-point plan:
 
Over the next five years we will:
 
Education – Ensure that 90 percent of 3rd and 6th graders achieve reading and math proficiency and that two-thirds ofUtahns have a certificate, degree or equivalent endorsement in a skilled trade or academic pursuit by 2020.
 
Transportation – Invest $4 billion in transportation infrastructure.
 
International – Double the value of international merchandise exports.
 
Energy – Invest $1 billion in Utah’s energy economy.
 
Business costs – Secure a third or better ranking among states for the cost of doing business.
 
Statewide corporate recruitment – Land three regional headquarters.
 
Immigration – Create a federally-approved, employer-sponsored work program.
 
Tax policy – Make incremental improvements in the efficiency, fairness and stability of the Utah tax structure.
 
Air quality – Attain and maintain the national ambient air quality standards.
 
Rural development – Create a private-led business partnership with representatives of rural Utah.
 
 
When the Chamber introduced The Utah Jobs Agenda the first week of January, there were 1,200,800 employed Utahns. Today, that number is 1,205,200, an increase of 4,400 jobs. That leaves plenty ground to cover but the recovery is underway and Utah businesses are hiring.
 
1-800 CONTACTS
654 jobs
 
Adobe Systems, Inc.
1,000 jobs / $100M capital investment
 
Advanced H2O, LLC
45 jobs / $10M capital investment
 
Affiliated Computer Systems (a Xerox Company)
200 jobs
 
American Express
300 jobs
 
ATK
800 jobs / Clearfield
 
Black Diamond Equipment
55 jobs / $1M capital investment
 
Christopherson Business Travel
5 jobs
 
Convergys
700 jobs
 
Crowell Advertising
7 jobs
 
CSN Stores
(Ogden)
868 jobs
 
Czarnowski Display Services
(St. George)
50 jobs
 
Downtown Provo, Inc. 
5 jobs
 
ebay
2,200
 
doTerra
330 jobs/$60M capital investment
 
EMC Corporation
750 jobs 
 
FLSmidth
150 jobs
 
Futura
143 jobs
 
G&A Partners
4 jobs
 
Genpak (Cedar City)
125 jobs
 
Goldman Sachs
1,500 jobs
 
Goode Ski Technologies
(moving entire production line from China to Ogden)
100 jobs
 
Harmons
500 jobs
 
Hexel Corporation
600 jobs
 
Home Depot.
691 jobs
 
IM Flash Technologies 
200 jobs
 
InComm
101 jobs
 
Intermountain Healthcare
Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research
(high-skilled IT jobs)
300 jobs
 
Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic
125 construction jobs
 
ITT Corporation
2,700 jobs
 
JBS USA Holdings, Inc.
(Hyrum, formerly Swift Foods Company)
420 jobs/$30 million investment
 
Kennecott Land
150 jobs
 
L3 Communications
550-560 jobs
 
Lifetime Products
142 jobs
 
Litehouse Foods
200 jobs
($10 million capital investment)
 
MediConnect Global
100 new jobs
 
Oracle
150 jobs
 
Overstock
(new Provo facility)
150 jobs
 
Pepperige Farm
54 jobs
 
Post Plus Sound, Inc.
6 jobs
 
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction
30 jobs
 
Redcon
5 jobs
 
Rexnord Industries
10 jobs / $2M capital investment
 
Rock West Composites (Aerospace Assembly Division)
100 jobs
 
Royal Bank of Scotland
260 jobs
 
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
200 jobs
 
Sterling ATM
63 retained jobs
 
Targa Media
3 jobs
 
Wells Fargo
150 jobs
 
Wholefoods
800 jobs
 
Xi3
500 jobs, $32 million investment
 
If your organization is adding jobs, send the info to news@slchamber.com