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Tech firm to bring more than 1,000 jobs to Utah

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  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    May 10, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    It might provide more jobs IN Utah but how many UTAHNS are going to be employed? It does the state little good to bring in more Californians, arizonians, Indians, and Australians while utahns have no where else to turn other than telemarketing and restaurant jobs.

  • Makid Kearns, UT
    May 10, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    The term move was used as a reference to strategic moves, not a physical move of headquarters.

    One must think that a company not expanding in Texas but expanding in another state does find something wrong with the Texas business environment.

    Is it hard to imagine that after they expand to Utah that they shift more operations this way as other companies have done?

    I do think that when other companies see that Texas based companies are expanding to Utah that it may cause some companies looking to expand to Texas to look closer at Utah for their expansion needs.

  • statman Lehi, UT
    May 10, 2013 12:07 a.m.

    They're not moving their headquarters, but they'll be adding more employees to Utah County than they currently employ world-wide. It's a huge 'get' for Utah - one in a string of 'gets' that is really boosting the Utah County economy - Adobe, the NSA site, Xactware, the success and expansion of Vivint, the new outlet mall (+ Cabela's), etc. And the new Frontrunner stop and future light rail being brought over point of the mountain to Thanksgiving Point will spur even more growth. I'm really glad we bought a home in the area when we did...

  • teleste Austin, TX
    May 9, 2013 4:45 p.m.

    @Makid @Obama10

    Did you two even read the article? SolarWinds is NOT moving to Utah. The company will remain headquartered here in Austin. Thanks in part to the great business environment here in Texas the company is doing well enough that it has decided to expand.

    You two really ought to be better informed before you comment.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    May 9, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    Funny how Gov. Rick Perry from Texas is traveling to other states like California and Illinois to hopefully bring companies to his state, and Utah takes one from him.

  • Makid Kearns, UT
    May 9, 2013 4:17 p.m.

    Wouldn't this move by a company based in Texas show that Utah is a better place for business than Texas?

    This move should be used by the GOED group to help move others from Texas and those considering Texas for expansion.