Two new shops recently endowed Moab with a snack offering that was not previously available from any local, stand-alone shop: Doughnuts.
After 25 years, the hardware and home improvement store Sutherlands will close its doors after its lease in Grand Junction, Colorado was not renewed, according to a report in the Grand Junction Sentinel.
Utah gas prices have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah are 3.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 32.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Utah was priced at $2.53 per gallon Monday while the most expensive was $4.79 per gallon, a difference of $2.26 per gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country Monday stood at $1.67 per gallon while the most expensive was $5.75 per gallon, a difference of $4.08 per gallon.
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently issued an interim final rule that will adjust monetary-based small business size standards for inflation to allow more small businesses to become eligible for the SBA’s loan and contracting programs. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on July 18.
The Better Business Bureau warns consumers not to purchase from Nedi Store, an online retailer that may be advertising fake products on social media. The low prices look tempting, but spending money on their website might leave you with nothing to show for it.
Sculptures of creatures from the Age of Dinosaurs, Earth’s Mesozoic Era, towered over local business and nonprofit leaders last week, July 16, during the Moab Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Moab Giants. At the event, Grand County Sheriff Steven White addressed the crowd regarding cybersecurity threats to Moab businesses and community members, and chamber members got a free day pass to tour the dinosaur museum.
The Moab Valley Multicultural Center recently expanded staff, certified an additional medical language interpreter, and received accolades for the impactful work the nonprofit performs.
The Utah Division of Public Utilities is investigating Frontier Communications of Utah following formal complaints of poor quality of service in Castle Valley, where it holds a state certificate granting it a monopoly for landline services in the area.
Subway celebrated coming back to town in a Moab Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Saturday, June 15. The Chamber of Commerce welcomed the eatery to the business community, after which Tyson Day did the honors while customers and staff cheered.
Overnight rental operations are profiting so heavily from tourism that they are directly preventing other types of business from starting up, according to a study from early 2018. The findings were corroborated by an economic study completed earlier this month.
Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for April 2019 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 48,600 jobs to the economy since April 2018. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,555,400. March’s year-over job growth rate of 3 percent was revised up to 3.1 percent, according to a statement from Utah Department of Workforce Services.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Innovation and Technology has announced the fifth round of the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. This competition will recognize the nation’s most innovative accelerators (as well as incubators, co-working startup communities, or other similar models) and award these organizations cash prizes. In 2019, SBA will award up to 60 prizes of $50,000 each for a total of $3 million in prizes under this announcement, according to a press release from the SBA.