Have you ever heard of a Saab? I hadn’t, that is until I married a Saab fanatic. Now I hear about Saabs at least two or three times a day. What is it? It’s a car that was originally made in Sweden and was bought by General Motors in the ‘90s. That about sums it up for me, but definitely not for my husband. (more…)
Archive for August, 2011
Those of us doing business in Utah realize what a great business environment we have here. We’re full of entrepreneurial activity. We have supportive government leaders, universities and other organizations. Businesses are open and collaborate with each other. And I believe we are seeing more and more positive press from outside the state on this issue.
So why don’t more companies locate here? And why is it sometimes hard to recruit talent to this state? Richard Nelson, president of the Utah Technology Council (UTC), believes there are two words that answer that question: Alcohol and Mormonism. And he is quick to point out that those are misconceptions which, if overcome, will go a long way toward convincing the rest of the country what we here in Utah already know: Utah is a great place to live, play, work and build a successful business.
So to help set the record straight, UTC has put out a couple of videos showcasing non-native Utahns debunking the myth that you can’t get a drink here, and that those pesky Mormons will spend all their time trying to convert you.
I’m interested in getting thoughts on these from people who haven’t lived in Utah. What do you think?