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State Grants Funds to Lure Jobs, Movie Production

State Grants Funds to Lure Jobs, Movie Production

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The state's Industrial Assistance Fund is assisting a Utah business and three film projects by giving them substantial incentive grants.

Merit Medical Systems Incorporated is getting one (M)million dollars to add as many as 600 new full-time jobs along the Wasatch Front in the coming years.

And more than six-hundred-60 dollars are going to three Utah-based film projects.

Merit Medical, a South Jordan disposable medical products maker, employs 1,300 worldwide and has about 850 Utah workers. The grant is an incentive for Merit to expand in Utah instead of another state and to convince the company to move a small division to Utah from California.

One of the movie companies will get more than four-hundred-50 thousand dollars, another will get about one-hundred-60 thousand dollars and the third will get 48-thousand dollars.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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