While tourists come to Utah for natural beauty in places like Zion, Canyonlands and Bryce Canyon National Parks, CEOs are flocking to the state for its favorable business climate and quality talent. An October 2022 report by the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute found the engineering and computer science workforce now generates $19.1 billion and represents more than 12% of the state’s economy. Job growth in the sector is expected to exceed other occupations through 2028. Morgan Stanley, Jabil and Campbell Scientific have all announced projects here in the past few years.
Economic Development Tax Income Finance Credit: Offers a refundable tax rebate for up to 30% of new state revenues, over the life of the project, for companies relocating or expanding their operations.
Industrial Assistance Account: A post-performance grant for companies that create at least 50 jobs in urban counties and pay at least 110% of the county average wage.
Utah New Market Tax Credit: Awarded to businesses that relocate or expand to the most severely distressed areas of the state.
Technology and Life Science Tax Credit: Qualifying technology and life science investors may receive a post-performance nonrefundable tax credit for up to 35% of their investment over three years.
The Center for Economic Opportunity & Belonging (CEOB) at the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) was launched in June 2021 to serve as the private sector’s commitment to work alongside government and communities of color to advance the principles outlined in the Utah Compact on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (the Compact). CEOB recently founded the Utah New Americans Task Force, which is developing a comprehensive, multilayered, actionable strategic plan to maximize the economic, social and civic potential of new Americans and build an environment of belonging in Utah.
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.