Jack W. Sunderlage, President and Chief Executive Officer,
The World of Technology: Where Entrepreneurship and Innovation Flourish
Can Utah’s Silicon Slope recreate the success of Silicon Valley? There are certain ingredients that nurture tech start-ups. They include: infrastructure, cultural attitudes, and a talent pool. Utah is rapidly being recognized as a state that has those ingredients. The Kaufman Foundation ranked Utah #1 in Economic Dynamism. Forbes magazine ranked us #2 Best State for Business.
In the US, intellectual property-intensive industries—the biotechnology and information technology sectors—account for 40% of our economic growth.
In this session, you will gain an understanding of how business, education, and government in Utah have come together through organizations and initiatives such as the Utah Technology Council (UTC); Utah Science, Technology, and Research (USTAR); and the World Trade Center Utah, to provide the economic drivers for us to flourish. There has never been a better time in our state’s history to be high tech and go global!