Yesterday (4/8/15), SunEdison broke ground on one of seven solar farms they will be running in Southern Utah. Iron County currently has 14 proposed solar projects, with three under construction and four more approved. These projects are taking advantage of the factors that are very favorable to solar power production. By the time SunEdison is finished with their projects in our area, they will be producing 500 megawatts in this area. For more information read here…..
Servicing the largest markets in the west can be done without experiencing all of the red tape, reports and taxes that come with being located in those major markets. Port 15 Utah allows you to most of these markets in one day while giving you an affordable location with very little interference from extreme governmental regulation. I was just reading a wonderful opinion piece in the Orange County Register, dated March 13, 2015 and entitled, “Survey: Don’t go West, small Business.” It opened by stating that Union Bank’s latest annual Small Business Economic Survey found that 20 percent of California’s small businesses are thinking of moving to another state. That information floored me.
When we visit local companies at Port 15 Utah, we rarely discuss any problems with business climate, taxation or other government regulation. We discuss growth issues, the quality of their workforce and what we can do together to continue building our business community.
In the time that I have been monitoring our business community and that has been a few years, we have never had a relocation because they didn’t like the area. Consolidation and general business attraction have really been the only reasons that we have seen a few businesses leave the area. The companies moving in have far out weighed any of the above mentioned events.
It is so amazing to be living in a community, where we worry more about expansion and do not have the added problems that interupt daily business in the California market.
So read more about this survey click here. And then give us at call at (435) 865-3870 and let us show you a great business location for your business. You won’t believe what we are offering.
Recently, the Cedar City Chamber Announced the Best of Cedar City Winners.
CEDAR CITY – The Cedar City Chamber of Commerce held its 64th annual Best of Cedar City awards banquet in the ballroom at Southern Utah University on Wednesday evening.
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Scott Jolley thanked patrons for attending and shared some remarks about the growth of the Chamber over the past seven years.
“Going back seven years ago, we were crammed into the Crystal Inn on long church style tables.” He continued, “At that time we were invited to use University venues, and we started to do that in the Great Hall. Since then, this event has continued to grow. This event has more than doubled since that banquet at the Crystal Inn. I thank the business committee and the citizens of Cedar City for the tremendous support.”
Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson was honored by the Chamber as Cedar City’s Woman of the Year for completing her first year as city mayor as well as the many public speaking appearances she has made at Iron County public schools over the past year.
“This is such an amazing honor,” said Wilson. “Cedar City is one of the most amazing communities I have ever been in, and I am privileged every chance I get to speak to people about our community.” She continued, “This community is truly great and I am honored to receive this award.” Read More….
SUU has a five year record of being on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. During that time there were only 122 colleges and universities that were honored with this designation and most for just one year. Southern Utah University has had a long history of volunteer services and this allowed SUU to be selected as a leading university for providing community service. Read more….
Because of a demand for basketball teams and more space for skills development, a group of local businessmen got together and created new gymnasium for a Southern Utah Hoops program that has been growing for the past two years. Terry Tebbs and former UNLV basketball player started Southern Utah Hoops by renting space at various gyms here in Cedar City. His program and training continued to grow and it soon became evident that they needed to do something about his need for space. He and some local businessmen came up with the idea to build it. Here is more on this story.
North Elementary in Cedar City is our local S.T.E.A.M. School. This incredible elementary school prides itself on focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math thus its designation of being a S.T.E.A.M. School. Because of their dedication to these principles and their participation with the “Hour of Code” program, North Elementary received the $10,000 reward from the above mentioned program. Out of 270 schools in Utah, North Elementay was the winner. Read more….