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FILE - The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has named Clark Cahoon, fund manager for the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program, as its life science cluster director.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has named Clark Cahoon, fund manager for the Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program, as its life science cluster director.

Cahoon will retain his role and responsibilities with the innovation program, overseeing a competitive grant process that helps bring new technologies to market.

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To support the diversification of Utah’s economy, GOED focuses efforts on six strategic industry clusters: aerospace and defense; energy and natural resources; financial services; life science; outdoor products and recreation; and software and IT. In his role as a cluster director, Cahoon will serve as liaison to life science companies statewide.

Prior to his time at GOED, Cahoon worked at World Trade Center Utah, helping small and medium-size businesses grow through international trade. Cahoon received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

Cahoon will assume his additional responsibilities immediately.