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The mission of World Trade Center Utah is to promote prosperity across the state by attracting investment and increasing exports. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to help Utah companies add customers, increase revenue and create jobs by selling internationally. Second is to promote Utah as a premier destination for foreign investment to fuel economic growth and to create jobs. Third is to expand Utah’s global position by hosting foreign dignitaries and leading Utah delegations abroad.

2022

  • International Implications of Interest Rate Hikes - Written by Peter Given, global business analyst, and Troy Keller, international trade & commercial policy advisor Inflation jumped to its highest level since 1981. The April consumer price index (CPI) not only increased 8.3% year-over-year, but between March and April, ... more

  • Join us on June 9 for the China Challenge Summit - Orem, Utah, May 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OREM, Utah ­­— Leaders and experts in U.S.-China relations, international trade and business, and national security policy will converge on Utah Valley University’s Orem Campus June 9 as UVU and World Trade Center Utah host the firs... more

  • Utahns Raise $1MM+ for Afghan Refugees - World Trade Center Utah is wrapped 2021 with a final bit of good news to share: the Afghan Community Fund has raised over $1.1 million to address resource gaps in community, housing and basic needs for Afghan refugees who are resettling in the state. This is a great achieve... more

2021

  • Utah Delegation Returns from the Dubai Airshow - Utah aerospace and defense companies showcased products and services at the global airshow Salt Lake City — Returning to Dubai for the second time this year, a delegation of Utah businesses—this time representing the state’s aerospace and defense industry—exhibited at the... more

  • Federal Maritime Commissioner Visits Utah - Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel traveled to Utah to speak with the World Trade Center Utah Board during the fourth quarter meeting. Addressing current supply chain issues, Commissioner Bentzel shared possible solutions. Federal Action to Address Supply Chain Challe... more

  • WTC UTAH RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL AWARD - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (November 5, 2021) — Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) the 2021 President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity ... more

  • Utah Receives Record-High STEP Grant - SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) will receive a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant of $1,050,000 on behalf of the State of Utah. A record-high amount, this grant will be administered ... more

  • WTC Utah Announces New Partnership with UVU - Alliance will give UVU business students real-world experience helping Utah County businesses to compete globally OREM, Utah — Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) and Astrid S. Tuminez, president, Utah Valley University (UVU) announced a ne... more

2020

  • Companies Prosper Under New Division of WTC Utah - SALT LAKE CITY – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) now offers a full range of products and services to help Utah companies enter and expand in global markets as well as to find capital to help finance that growth. Companies ready to go global or expand their current internati... more

  • SBA Awards Utah with Record-High STEP Grant - SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) will receive a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant of $641,000 on behalf of the state, a record-high STEP Grant in Utah, to accelerate the growth of internati... more