Please join us for the 2018 Quality Communities Academy
On May 19, Envision Utah will partner with some of the most knowledgeable planners, designers, community leaders, and other professionals to host the Quality Communities Academy, a two-hour program covering topics essential to building and maintaining communities with a high quality of life.

The workshop will be broadcast through the Utah State University Extension campuses across the state, including: Taylorsville, Kaysville, Vernal, Brigham City, Moab, Saint George, Orem, and Ephraim. More information can be found here:
If you are interested in registering for the event, please click here:
On April 19, get ready to shake out!
Tomorrow, April 19, Utahns across the state will drop, cover, and hold on for an earthquake drill to prepare for the ever-looming "Big One." Individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and state agencies have also registered to take part in the drill. We hope you'll join with us and register at .

Given the high likelihood of a Wasatch Front earthquake with a magnitude of 6.75 or greater within the next 50 years—there is a one in four chance it will happen— it's crucial that we prepare and plan to avoid infrastructure/structural damages and, most importantly, save lives.

We surveyed Utahns and asked them what they thought we should do to become more resilient to disasters. You can see the resulting vision here.
Envision Utah's 2018 Spring Breakfast: Only 23 days left to get tickets!
Join us on May 23  for a discussion on Utah's inland port/global trade center. Ticket sales end Friday, May 11, so be sure to get yours soon!

We’ll have a panel of experts, researchers, and international players from the logistics field moderated by Envision Utah’s CEO. They'll not only discuss what makes an inland port successful, but key strategies for Utah to create a competitive global trade center that will bring economic growth through distribution and manufacturing.

This is a crucial issue for the entire state that affects Utahns in all sectors. We've also invited major logistics leaders in the state, freight forwarders, shipping & trucking companies, railways, the airport governing board, legislators, the Governor’s office, as well as importers and exporters from around the region. We hope that you'll come and join in on the discussion on this critical topic!

The event will be at the Grand America Hotel from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Freakonomics Podcast: Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late?
Did you know that around 92 percent of brain development happens before a child turns five? That means the majority of brain growth happens before a child even enters kindergarten. It also means that parents and caregivers play a crucial role in building their kids' brains.

Listen to Dr. Dana Suskind, Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, detail some of the science behind early brain development and the parent support programs offered by the Thirty Million Words Initiative. Tune in to around the 16-minute mark if you'd like to go directly to Dana's part.
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In the news
Deseret News
Utah's tech economy centered at the Point of the Mountain is continuing to grow. However, tech executives are pointing out that if we want the growth to continue, we'll need a well-educated workforce to fill the new positions.
Governing Magazine
Envision Utah is a statewide enterprise that's more of a process than a program. Its grassroots and transparent process has become a model for other states and localities.

Deseret News
What are the biggest issues, challenges, and opportunities facing Utah? According to around 40 business, government, and nonprofit leaders they are:
1. Education
2. Air Quality
3. Infrastructure/Development

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