Erin Alberty
Oct 3, 2022 - News

How a sluggish finance market could change Utah tech culture

Illustration of a phone with apps that spell "SAVE."
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

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.
Erin Alberty
Oct 3, 2022 - News

CEO of Utah-based Homie steps down at Silicon Slopes Summit

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Johnny Hanna, Homie cofounder, announces he is stepping down as the company's CEO at the Silicon Slopes Summit on Friday, Sept. 30 at Vivint Arena. Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

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 craft brewery sales saw mixed results in 2021

Credit: Data: Brewers Association; Table: Thomas Oide/Axios

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.

Utah small business owners to meet with congressional leaders in D.C.

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Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

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.

Salt Lake City tech salaries fall behind other tech hubs

Data: Carta; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios

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.

Erin Alberty
Jun 13, 2022 - News

Construction on 300 West in Salt Lake City is running behind schedule

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

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.

Erin Alberty
Updated Jun 10, 2022 - News

Cottonwood Heights' Starbucks first in Utah to unionize

Illustration of a union protest sign attached to a coffee stirrer in a to-go cup.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

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.

Erin Alberty
Jun 9, 2022 - News

Three Utah cities rank top 10 in the U.S. for overpriced houses

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

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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