Last week, Google Fiber hosted a special luncheon for Provo’s small businesses at the Shops at Riverwoods. This has quickly become one of my favorite events I get to participate in. Surrounded by Provo’s entrepreneurs, business owners and managers, I was able to talk about all of the great things happening in our city. It’s easy to brag about […]
googlefiber from Provo City on Vimeo. Today, I did something that just two other U.S. Mayors have had the pleasure of doing – I announced that Google Fiber intends to make Provo its third “Google Fiber City.” This is, as they say, “big news.” It allows us to finally implement a viable solution to the […]
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development works to promote and enhance doing business in Provo. Here are some of its accomplishments from 2011: Completed two new roads and sold seven acres of land at the city-owned Mountain Vista Business Center, and established a wetlands maintenance and preservation management plan for the business park. Began working […]
Photo by Tosh Metzger More good news about our area: As Jim Dalrymple pointed out on his blog and the Deseret News later reported, the Provo-Orem metro area has been named fourth in the nation for competitiveness (gaining a larger share of total job creation) by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. Good job! Now get back […]
According to this Daily Herald article, Sears will be staying at the Provo Towne Centre after all, thanks to “overwhelming support” from the community. This is great news. I plan to celebrate by mowing my lawn with my Craftsman lawn mower. What about you?
I thought the public might enjoy an update given to the elected officials this week by Dixon Holmes, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development. The update is a partial list of work for the week because not all efforts are ready for prime time or public disclosure. If you’re like me you’ll really like item #3. […]
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development works to promote and enhance doing business in Provo. Here are some of its accomplishments from 2011: Established a downtown business development corporation with a revolving loan fund and a mentoring board for small businesses located in downtown Provo. Continued Provo Tech-X Revenue Accelerator, a program designed to provide […]