LOGAN – In commemoration of the one-year anniversary for the local chapter of Silicon Slopes, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox will be the featured speaker. On KVNU’s For the People program last week, Chase Anderson of the local chapter said it will be a variation of the first event a year ago which was about the state of start-ups and tech in Cache Valley.
“He’ll be talking about the state of startups and technology in rural Utah. So he’s going to give us kind of an idea of what’s going on across the state, what are the opportunities for entrepreneurs, people who want to start companies. But they want to do it in places that they love to be and not necessarily have to move to the Wasatch Front to do that,” said Anderson.
Recently at a rural business address, Cox, along with Governor Herbert, talked about tele-commuting as the future of Utah’s tech industry and they’re encouraging businesses to do this.
“I think it’s a great direction to go because it’s really a share of the wealth type of idea. I feel like not everyone can move to the Wasatch Front, and not everyone wants to move to the Wasatch Front. Housing prices down there are getting higher and higher, traffic is getting worse and worse.”
The event with the Lieutenant Governor will be held at the Silicon Slopes location inside the Vivint Smart Home building at 1400 North 635 East in Logan, September 25th at 1 p.m.