Outdoor Apparel Company Wild Tribute to Relocate Headquarters in Salt Lake City

Wild Tribute announced today that the philanthropically motivated outdoor apparel company has moved its headquarters to Salt Lake City. Beyond lifestyle and recreation, Salt Lake City's proximity to the company’s wholesale business and the open arms of local strategic partners as well as the embedded outdoors industry made the decision to move from Kentucky a no brainer. Utah National Parks - Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, and Capitol Reef - along with Dead Horse Point State Park are some of the brand's most valued customers.

Medical device manufacturer Biomerics to headquarter in Salt Lake City

Biomerics, a leading medical device manufacturer for the cardiovascular market, will relocate to a new corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The 230,000-square foot facility will be located adjacent to the Northwest Quadrant west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. The new facility will include corporate and engineering offices, research and development labs, and cleanroom manufacturing.

Salt Lake City & County Building seismic upgrades are now complete

The seismic upgrade work for the iconic Salt Lake City & County Building is now complete. A receiving system consisting of 16 tons of reinforcing steel, 285 cubic yards of concrete, and several new structural steel members was installed in less than a year.  Prior to constructing the new shoulder walls, crews removed more than 706 tons of existing foundation stone originally installed when the building was constructed in the 1890s.  

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on today’s passage of the American Health Care Act

Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act in an effort to repeal and replace the successful Affordable Care Act.In 2017 alone, 197,000 Utahns have enrolled in coverage through the ACA. As Mayor of the Capital City, and the most diverse city in the state, I’m greatly concerned for the life and death consequences our residents could face as a result of this vote.

Infrastructure, sustainability, homelessness needs are among top priorities in Mayor Biskupski’s recommended Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget

Tonight, Mayor Jackie Biskupski presented a recommended Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget of $273 million to the Salt Lake City Council. The Mayor noted the balanced budget reflects the shared priorities of the Administration and Council, and emphasizes the following: addressing homelessness, improving City infrastructure, promoting affordable housing, advancing clean energy goals, and supporting dedicated and hard-working city employees.

Joint statement from Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Chief Mike Brown on new funding plan for County jail space

We thank Salt Lake County leaders for coming together and fulfilling their responsibility to provide adequate jail space to law enforcement in Salt Lake City and around the Valley. We’d also like to thankthe State Legislature for helping to lead this conversation and providing the County with a clear path forward. Partnerships like this are critical in providing resources to those who are working to solve problems in the Rio Grande neighborhood everyday.

Salt Lake City installs 18 permanent public art sculptures downtown

The Salt Lake City Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of the permanent Flying Objects public art sculpture series. The installation of 18 large-scale sculptures will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 7a.m. to 7p.m. on 300 South between 400 West and 300 East. The current, temporary series of Flying Objects, 4.0 was installed in 2014 and will be taken down on April 14th from 8a.m. to 5p.m. All Flying Objects 4.0 sculptures are currently for sale through the artists.

Salt Lake City joins Amicus brief opposing President Trump’s “sanctuary city” Executive Order

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Salt Lake City has joined 33 other cities and counties across the United States in a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Santa Clara County’s motion to block enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13678. The Executive Order signed on January 25, 2017, addresses immigration enforcement in the United State, and threatens jurisdictions that are deemed by the Administration to be “sanctuary jurisdictions” with reprisals. The case has been filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of California.

Joint City resolution supports efforts to preserve and protect Wasatch County’s Bonanza Flat as open space

Through its Public Utilities dedicated watershed protection fund, Salt Lake City will contribute $1.5 million toward the purchase and preservation of Bonanza Flat – a 1,350-acre tract of popular recreation space and a critical source of Salt Lake City’s drinking water supply. The City Council and Mayor Jackie Biskupski have also created a joint resolution in support of the efforts behind the purchase of the Wasatch County property, which would conserve the popular recreation spot and protect it from commercial development. 

SLC discusses federal funding programs identified as potential cuts in President Trump’s recent budget proposal

Today, the Salt Lake City Council is scheduled to discuss Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s recommendations for projects to be undertaken in FY 2017-18 utilizing federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HUD). These include projects funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).