Software giant Adobe to build new facility, double Utah workforce

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  • Biffmac DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 31, 2017 6:15 p.m.

    These are good jobs paying 3X the typical jobs.

    Spencer Cox mentioned work on air quality. One item that is going to need better management is the expanding gravel pit at the windy point of the mountain and the "mass regrading" (AKA large scale mining) that goes on inside and around residential areas.

    The silica dust that blows from the point is a known carcinogen and a hazard to employees and residents. Geneva Rock is requesting of DNR to dig two new 600 foot pits at the point and to move another mountain inside Traverse Mountain in Lehi (200M+ tons over 3 years). These local polluters need better oversight and management to ensure clean tech jobs can continue to locate here. DNR, Draper and Lehi City and DOGM are not getting it done. There are 20 other sites Geneva has on the Wasatch Front that are less windy and often further from dense populations--Geneva should move to those sites.

  • BornBrave Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 28, 2017 12:32 p.m.

    This is fantastic news. What is missing is the great results already delivered via the support of Governor Herbert and the legislature in the funding of the Engineering Initiative. These ongoing and one-time funds allocated to the University of Utah, Utah State and Weber State have expanded capacity in faculty and facilities resulting in triple the number of engineering graduates in the state over the last few years.

    As an Engineering IAB board member at the University of Utah I applaud the efforts of our state leaders. They proactively have addressed this and will continue to drive our ability to meet the needs of the companies we attract to Silicon Slopes.

  • Truthczar Colorado Springs, CO
    July 18, 2017 6:40 p.m.

    Good jobs for Utah.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    July 18, 2017 9:53 a.m.

    And they cried we will be economically doomed when the ODR packs up and moves to Denver. Not.

    Since the ODR announcement, over 4,000 new jobs have been announced in just 3 businesses.

  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    July 15, 2017 9:36 a.m.

    To andyjaggy et al,

    I commute to downtown using the SR-92 freeway interchange almost every day. Traffic problems are a good thing if they are the result of great businesses choosing to expand here. Traffic problems can be solved, especially if we have great companies that bring incredible job/career opportunities and income to young families. Unemployment, poverty, lack of opportunity, etc. are much more difficult problems to solve.

    Adobe is a world-class business, with world-class products and services that has remarkable competitive advantages, and is adding value for its customers well in excess of the cost of their products/service. This is why it is a phenomenally successful company. Almost everyone and every business uses Adobe's product suite. I will gladly make room in my community for the likes of an Adobe. Maybe then we won't have as much need for businesses like many multi-level marketing companies who create products of dubious worth, massively overcharge for them, all while providing jobs with little long-term value.

    Welcome Adobe. We'll get the SR-92 interchange fixed, add a new freeway entrance to the north, and address the traffic issues.

  • JHP Henderson, NV
    July 13, 2017 3:21 p.m.

    That's great they want to expand, but it's keeping up the running trough of corporate welfare from supposedly conservative Utah government. There are thousands of Utah businesses that get no tax breaks, even though they're creating jobs.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 13, 2017 11:09 a.m.

    And it seems that Adobe's diversification initiative must be working since that's been a hangup to the 2nd building up there.

    Draper is probably not pleased about this...continued growth of Lehi while the Prison site remains 'locked up.'

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 13, 2017 11:07 a.m.

    @andy - sounds like you need to move to Lehi and run for office! BTW, much of that mess is UDOT's responsibility. Good thing the I-15 rebuild has been approved, now they need to fund it before 2020 else it'll be complete mayhem. And UDOT's mess of the Timpanogos Highway will only continue to gum things up.

    The best place in Lehi to live is between I-15 on the east, Pioneer Crossing on the south, 2300 West on the west, and 2100 North on the north. Anything else is a total crap shoot. Traffic is manageable in those areas, neighborhoods aren't overcrowded, parks exist to a small degree, yet access to all of the stores is still possible.

  • chalupabatman South Jordan, UT
    July 13, 2017 11:00 a.m.

    Doubt it, Adobe has announced this at least 98 times, and it's never happened.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    July 13, 2017 10:24 a.m.

    Oh boy even more traffic and the completely inadequate Lehi roads around Thankgiving Point. Some heads on the Lehi City council need to roll.