At the Silicon Slopes Summit this weekend, I had a chance to speak onstage with Vanta CEO Christina Cacioppo.
- The California-based company creates tools to automate security and privacy compliance for other startups.
The CEO of Utah-based Homie stepped down Friday, citing an unstable real estate market.
- Johnny Hanna, who co-founded Homie (and previously Entrata), also announced layoffs at the real estate "disruptor."
Utah's largest craft breweries saw mixed results in 2021, a year after the pandemic limited indoor gatherings and crippled the industry.
By the numbers: UTOG Brewery in Ogden was the state's fastest-growing craft brewery with a 104% increase in sales, according to an Axios analysis of data from the Brewers Association.
A coalition of about 70 small business owners from Utah is gathering in D.C. this week to meet with the state's congressional delegation.
- The business owners are alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which is meeting for a two-day summit.
Tech wages in Salt Lake City are steadily rising as Utah's Silicon Slopes community grows but still lag behind other tech hubs in the West.
Why it matters: Tech companies in Utah directly and indirectly supported nearly 15% of jobs in the state, according to a 2019 report by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.
The yearslong reconstruction of 300 West is running a few months behind schedule after a series of setbacks.
Why it matters: Delays could frustrate shoppers along the city's major big-box corridor — and heighten tension between longtime local businesses and advocates who want to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
Starbucks employees in Cottonwood Heights voted to unionize Friday.
Why it matters: The store at 7025 S. Highland would be the first Starbucks in the state to unionize.
- Utah has the second-lowest rate of union membership of any state, higher only than North Carolina.
Housing prices in Utah are so far above historic trend lines, that three cities are currently among the 10 most overpriced markets in the country. That's based on a new analysis from Florida Atlantic University.
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