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.
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….
Two years in a row, the students of the great state of Utah have earned this nation’s highest ACT scores. We have something special here in this state. After visiting with some company leaders just yesterday, we learned that they absolutely love their educated workforce. Most of them said it is hard to explain the qualities held by their workforce.
The Southern Utah University Academic Roadmap aims to raise student achievement and preparation through specific, concrete and attainable goals over the course of several years.
With competitive advantages that include experience-based learning programs, a supportive academic environment and strong community partnerships, we have created six initiatives to enhance the personalized, integrative and experiential learning environment we offer at SUU. We invite you to become familiar with this course the University now charts and find out how your contributions can enhance our journey toward nationally-recognized academic excellence.
A recent survey found that Utah was at the top for being the friendlist state for small businesses in the United States. Because of this fact, the Thumbtack-Kauffman Foundation award our Governor and the State with the Champion of Business Award. This photograph shows one of Cedar City’s growing companies “Unshoes.” Cedar City is a great location for your small business and the state continues to make sure that we stay business friendly. At Port 15 Utah, we find the best thing we can do is get you up and running fast and then get out of your way. Read more, by clicking here.
GAF, North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing, is opening a facility in Cedar City, Utah. From the Cedar City plant, GAF will be able to serve the Western United states with their roofing products. GAF purchased a 500,000 SF facility on 78 acres and is currently hiring their initial employees.
The 78-acre site chosen in Cedar City, Utah, located between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, includes an existing building with more than half a million square feet of space. Work to upgrade the building and install production lines and supporting equipment starts this quarter….