Tuesday's Metro Business Report



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THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FROM THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER WITH YOUR METRO BUSINESS REPORT

According to the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, the value of construction in Utah through the first nine months of 2001 reached an all-time high of $3.076 billion dollars. This is only $2 million higher than the same period in 2000, but was impressive because it showed continued strength during the beginnings of the economic downturn.

Prevent Blindness Utah is holding its 2nd annual Save Our Sight Day at the State Capitol Rotunda tomorrow, January 9th. Free vision screening will be provided from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Groen Brothers Aviation’s Hawk 4 Gyroplane will be used by the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command to provide additional aerial security during the Games.

Here’s an Olympic business fact: With the approach of the Games, many SLOC employees are getting closer to the end of their employment. SLOC is encouraging its employees to seek new jobs now—and so far 14 percent have secured post-Games positions. The Chamber encourages businesses to consider SLOC employees for employment after the Games.

What are the significant issues facing Utah businesses in light of September 11th? What about economic stimulus, prescription drugs, and Medicare reform? Congressman Jim Matheson will present a congressional update and discuss important issues at 8 a.m. tomorrow, January 9th, at the Salt Lake Chamber. Call the Chamber for more information at 364-3631 or see us on the web at saltlakechamber.org.

THIS IS LARRY MANKIN FOR KSL NEWSRADIO 1160.

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