This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Did you know that Utah is home to over 300,000 small businesses? This achievement is thanks to our state’s premier business resources, including the new Startup State Initiative. Ryan Starks, Executive Director at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, joins us with more.

Ryan Starks: 

With a young and educated workforce, low corporate tax rate, high government support for startups, and a thriving economy, Utah is the perfect place to start a business. At the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, we know our state has a strong entrepreneurial community.

However, we also know starting a business can be challenging. That’s why our office — in conjunction with Governor Cox’s economic vision for Utah — has launched the Startup State Initiative.

As part of this initiative, we’ve developed a website that unifies the state’s business resources into one place. The step-by-step entrepreneur journey guide, business plan generator, and comprehensive list of resources will support you in every step of the business journey. We want to make it easier for anyone to start a business here. Visit today and get ready to Start Something Here!

Derek Miller: 

Utah is called the Startup Capital of the World for a reason! If you’re a small business owner or soon-to-be entrepreneur, check out for resources tailored to your needs. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.