NerdWallet ranks Provo #7 in tech funding, innovation and startup activity

7. Provo, Utah, metro area
Home to Brigham Young University, one of the largest private universities in the nation, the Provo area is another city that benefits from having a large community of young, well-educated workers. While the area clocked the lowest number of patents for 1,000 residents in our top 10 at only 2.89, it still receives above-average amounts of venture capital funding. The national spotlight recently fell on a Provo startup, Cerebral Success, which focuses on brain health, and it earned a chance to compete on the TV show “Shark Tank.”


Register NOW for the Winter Utah Alliance meeting scheduled for January 14, 2015

It's that time again when we shed the cold and head down south where the weather is warmer and the meetings are hot! The Utah Alliance will be holding its Winter Meeting once again in St. George on January 14, 2015. At the meeting, we will be talking about how we can make our communities more "friendly" to developers. We'll also find out what and who's new at GOED. You won't want to miss this meeting. To register for the 2015 Winter meeting, head here.

Save the Date for Winter 2015 meeting

2015 Membership Drive

Dear Utah Alliance Members,

With 2015 upon us it is time to renew your membership in Utah Alliance. We are excited to continue serving you in the new year. We are looking to expand our meetings this year. Two of our quarterly meetings will have evening networking sessions and expanded afternoon and morning sessions. It is our goal to provide more networking opportunities and enhanced training for this year.

The Alliance is supported by its membership. As we move forward it becomes imperative that to maintain and grow membership the Alliance needs to ensure you receive value for your investment. We provide value through networking, education and information sharing. We also intend to provide improved access to economic development and business professionals. As part of our efforts to enhance value, we have updated the web site that provides state wide economic information, easier access and flow of information, and more linkages. Also, coming soon will be expanded registration alternatives through direct pay for membership and meetings. We will continue providing a quarterly newsletter that highlights Utah success stories, timely economic development topics, legislative issues and state wide programs. We also want to provide increased exposure for you to share information about your organization and/or business.

In this economy everyone is trying to do more with less. We want the Utah Alliance to facilitate knowledge sharing and provide tools and resource to help all of its membership continue being successful. We exist to serve you, and we ask for continued support in 2015. We are planning meetings on January 14 in St. George; April 15-16 at the Ogden Weber Applied Technology College; July 16 in Lehi; and October 14-15 in Cedar City.


Mickey Beaver
Chair and

Marlin Eldred
Vice Chair

Registration form is located here

Time to Register for What's Up Down South

The 18th annual Washington County Economic Summit, "What's Up Down South" is scheduled for January 15, 2015 at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George. This annual event is billed as one of the premier business planning activities in Utah.  

You can currently register for the early-bird price of $95. After January 12, the price goes up to $125.

For more information on this event:
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or call 435-652-7724