Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Massive green-energy project taps salt caverns near Delta

A massive $8 billion project that would produce more than double the amount of energy generated by Hoover Dam taps some of the most unique and deep salt caverns found in the world — just outside of Delta in Millard County. The salt domes for compressed air energy storage are the biggest structures of their kind west of the Mississippi and figure as central components of a four-company green-energy project.

Construction of one of the nation's largest wind farms is planned for 40 miles outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to ultimately deliver enough electricity to power 1.2 million homes in Southern California. A 525-mile direct-current transmission line would take 2,100 megawatts of electricity produced at the wind farm for storage in the salt caverns in Millard County built by Salt Lake City-based Magnum Energy.

Cindy’s Café opens in Mt. Pleasant

After an extensive remodeling and upgrading project that lasted most of a year, Cindy’s Café, formerly known as Casey’s City Lunch, recently opened its doors at 40 West Main, Mt. Pleasant. The café is open seven days per week. Daily Herald

Monday, September 29, 2014

Updated Economic Snapshots available

Economic snapshots give you a two-page look at quick facts, labor force, sales, building and unemployment insurance, for each county in Utah, and are updated by each DWS Regional Economist.

For the latest economic snapshot for your county, check out the updated files on our website for Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne counties.

Note: refreshing browser may be necessary for current information. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Local Insights updated on the web

The Fall 2014 issues of Local Insights has been updated on the web.

This edition focuses on the population estimates. To see more, click here.

To receive a copy of any or all issues, call 801-526-9785

Printed copies expected between October 6 - October 10.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Utah's Employment Situation for August 2014

Utah's Employment Situation for August 2014 has been released on the web.

Find the Current Economic Situation in its entirety here and an analysis about Declining Labor Market Dynamics here.

For charts and tables, including County Employment, go to the Employment and Unemployment page.

Next update scheduled for October 17th.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) updated

The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

There is no CPI data specific to Utah, so national data is relied upon for this page.

For monthly and annual CPI data see here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Construction on Richfield Regional Airport almost complete

The grand opening of the new Richfield Regional Airport is scheduled for September 13, 2014. While there are still some buildings to be constructed and stripes to be painted, the majority of the airport expansion and reconstruction project is finished. The $28 million undertaking was completed with the Federal Aviation Administration providing between 90 and 95 percent of the funding. The Richfield Reaper

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Long-Term Employment Projections

The long-term employment projections have been updated for the time period of 2012 to 2022. Projections are produced for the state of Utah as well as for eight sub-state areas. The areas are determined by population and job density and are not created equal. But rather, types of jobs are determined by the nature of the local area’s economy. Short-term projections for 2012 to 2014 are also provided for statewide.

The value in providing these projections is to help identify which types of jobs are most likely to be in high demand in the future. Ultimately, the long-term employment projections act as a forecasting measure by which individuals as well as organizations and agencies can plan ahead.

See the latest long-term projections produced by DWS for the Central Utah area.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Story of Wage Data

The Wages and Income page has a new look to the wage data that is gathered by the Workforce Research and Analysis division. Along with visualization of the data, you can now read story points at the top of each graph, to help understand what the data is showing you along with highlighting its insights. Just click along the story points at the top of the visualization to follow the story of wages.