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December Map of the Month: Utah’s Address Points, a Critical Digital Asset

Utah’s 1,182,944 address points (12/20/17)

Our December 2017 Map of the Month highlights Utah’s statewide “Address Point” map layer — a vital, statewide information asset. The Address Point map layer is a collection of all of the addressed properties in Utah, known to, and shared by county government.

But wait! Don’t go away just yet, as the story and impact of Utah’s Address Points has broad implications and appeal for broadband and beyond. It is, however, appropriate to mention right away that this data asset, at a state-level owes its beginning to the Broadband Outreach Center and the initial state broadband mapping and planning grant efforts led and administered by the Utah Public Service Commission. Continue reading

Date Announced for 2016 Broadband Tech Summit

2016 broadband tech summitThe 2016 Broadband Tech Summit will be held on November 9th in Salt Lake City.  The summit will take place at the Falls Event Center in Historic Trolley Square.  In keeping with the high quality of previous Annual Summits, this year’s summit will feature presentations from industry champions, policy insiders, and local broadband stakeholders.    Continue reading

10th Annual Governor’s Economic Summit to Highlight Innovation in Utah

governor's economic summitThe 10th Anniversary of the Utah Economic Summit will take place April 15, 2016 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Governor Herbert announced the event’s theme, Innovate Utah!, and praised the local economy, saying, “New ideas and a strong entrepreneurial spirit help Utah’s economy stand out, but it’s collaboration that helps it truly succeed. The summit provides an opportunity both for learning and creating connections and partnerships across industries and interests.”  

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December 2015 Map of the Month: New Online Map Gallery

online map gallerySince its inception in April 2012, over 40 maps have been published in the Utah Broadband Outreach Center‘s Map of the Month series. And, that’s in addition to the BOC’s mainstay maps like the residential broadband service map and locate.utah.gov, the commercial fiber availability map.  For this end of the year addition to the MOTM series, we have reorganized BOC maps and map apps into an all-in-one online map gallery. The gallery presents overview graphics and text descriptions for each map. Continue reading

June 2015 Map of the Month: Utah Enterprise Zones now on locate.utah.gov

Utah Enterprise Zones Interactive Map

Enterprise Zones Interactive Map

This month the Broadband Outreach Center added Utah Enterprise Zones to the Economic Development map (locate.utah.gov), the Center’s commercial broadband map application. Locate.utah.gov is a tool that helps businesses find the critical information they need to make site selection decisions. The site allows users to explore the state’s broadband availability, utility information, transportation, workforce and lifestyle features. Continue reading

Governor Herbert and GOED Welcome New Executive Director

Governor Gary R. Herbert has selected Val Hale as the new executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Most recently, Hale served as president and CEO of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, which represents local businesses and has been located in a region of economic growth in the information and technology sector for the past several years. Continue reading