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
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.
Good jobs for Utah.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
@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.
Doubt it, Adobe has announced this at least 98 times, and it's never
Oh boy even more traffic and the completely inadequate Lehi roads around
Thankgiving Point. Some heads on the Lehi City council need to roll.