Reno, NV is ranked #1 and Boise, ID is ranked #2 in this years ranking of the top cities in which to do business, based primarily on economic growth. The survey was published today by Inc. Magazine. Salt Lake City ranks #31 but jumped an impressive 73 places. A total of 274 economic regions were studied. Read the full article here.
A lawyer visiting from Texas (BYU alum) asked me yesterday about the most exciting companies in Utah and the sectors where I am seeing the most startups. I told him I\’m more entrepreneur than investor, so I haven\’t mentally categorized the hottest sectors for startups, but I did mention that Governor Leavitt had in mind 9 \”economic ecosystems\” where he thought Utah companies could do well.
Robert Stevens is on the verge of major success. He is a software engineer turned internet marketer/entrepreneur. He knows how to develop great software and market it successfully. He\’s launching a disruptive business model in the architectural space using web services. Because he is a friend and has great ideas, and because anyone who works with him is going to get immersed in the tactics required for online success, I told him I\’d post this recruitment message that he sent to me yesterday:
I\’m looking for two Computer Science Instructors
There are only a few companies in Utah that are doing more than $10 million in ecommerce revenue annually: one of them is iBoats.com. Here\’s a great interview with one of the iBoats.com founders.
I\’ve recently heard radio ads for Saltlakehelpwanted.com which redirects to Utahhelpwanted.com. I\’m always on the lookout for free web services that might make recruiting or job hunting easier. Hopefully this site will prosper.
Agilix, a profitable Utah company that received $4.35 million in VC funding earlier this year, has posted this job opening:
INTERACTIVE MARKETING DIRECTOR