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St George Ranked 11th MSA in the Nation

by jcarter
April 13, 2012 – 9:39 pm
• Growth estimated by the Census Bureau for the St. George MSA between 2010 and 2011 at 2.6 percent; placing us at the 11th fastest growing MSA in the nation. “According to 2011 population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, the St. George metropolitan area grew by 2.6 percent between 2010 and 2011 and is ranked 11th in the bureau's list of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. While St. George is no longer ranked second - like it was from 2000 to 2010 - its drop in ranking was considerably less than other areas.” – Brian Ahern – The Spectrum “Our nation is constantly changing, and these estimates provide us with our first measure of how much substrate areas have grown or declined in total popu-lation since Census Day, April 1, 2010,” Census Bureau Director Robert Groves said in a press re¬lease that cited St. George as hav¬ing a ...

SEED Dixie eMarketing Award

by Aubrey Terrill
September 22, 2011 – 2:20 pm
We are pleased to announce the creation of the SEED Dixie eMarketing Award! The award will be given to two Washington County Businesses. A local businessperson has donated the funds to provide $5000 each to two local companies that propose an eMarketing campaign that will deploy a variety of methods to help them expand their customer base. The SEED Dixie eMarketing Award aligns with the objective of SEED Dixie and USTAR, whose mission is to help create high paying jobs in Washington County. We expect this award to serve as that little push that a business needs to propel it to the next level. Tactics to be deployed may include: social marketing, web site development, SEO management, video, or others. Projects using a variety of these projects will be most successful. The companies may be start up or existing enterprises. While the company does not need to be a technology business, the marketing ...

Dixie Techs – Design a Contact Sport

by kwhittek
August 24, 2011 – 12:22 pm
Design is a contact sport! Let’s be honest. Techs are just higher on the creativity food chain than the typical human. Or are we? Come to the next Dixie Techs meeting to have FUN! You will also learn about the importance of: Identifying hidden assumptions Building the right prototype Date: Friday Sept. 2 Time: 12 noon Place: Taylor Health Sciences Center 156 Specially invited: DSC Students RSVP to As always, the Pizza is FREE and the networking is invaluable!

ITRE Website is Up

by kwhittek
February 24, 2011 – 9:45 am
The ITRE website is up and getting hits. Have you hit it yet? We want this website to be your resource for technology innovation news, updates and events. There is already a considerable amount of information on the website, but we want your suggestions. Please visit and bookmark the, then send us recommendations, and repeat until our website is your favorite website.

Concept to Company Contest

by kwhittek
February 24, 2011 – 9:42 am
The Concept to Company Contest is back! If you have a technology concept or an invention, let us know about it by filling out the application at You could win $10,000 in cash + $10,000 in legal, web-development and accounting services from our sponsors. Both of last year's runners-up went on to receive Technology Commercialization Grants in addition to the prizes they won in the contest. The application deadline is April 15, so get the ball rolling today! An orientation for applicants will be hosted March 3 at 5:30 PM at University Plaza Building C for all interested applicants.

Dixie Techs – Digital Media

by kwhittek
February 24, 2011 – 9:41 am
Digital media will be the focus of the March 4 Dixie Techs meeting; Ben Braten with Dixie State College Digital Media Program and Dr. Phil Tuckett with the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) will present. You won't want to miss this discussion about the future of digital media in Southern Utah. RSVP at

Crowd Pitch Next Dixie Techs

by kwhittek
January 19, 2011 – 8:28 am
Think ´American Idol´ or ´Shark Tank´ — selected entrepreneurs will have 4 minutes to pitch their company to both a panel of experts and a live audience, followed im¬mediately by a 3-minute Q&A session with the audience. Finally, we unleash the panel of experts to offer up constructive feedback. Funding Universe, a Utah company heralded in the Wall Street Journal, will be coming to Southern Utah to produce this in concert with the Dixie Angels. Pitching will be two DSC businesses along with four others. FREE lunch (not pizza this time) for those who RSVP at For questions about the Crowd Pitch please contact Jill Ellis at 652-7751 Date: Thursday, February 3, 2010 (yep, it’s a Thursday this time) Time: 12 noon Place: Taylor Health Sciences Auditorium, 1525 E. Medical Center Drive.

Dixie Techs

by kwhittek
December 2, 2010 – 9:03 am
Are you Christmas shopping yet? I mean online, of course. Trevor Milton, founder of will be addressing us at the next Dixie Tech meeting on Friday December 10, at the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium. if you don't know about Upillar, you probably aren't a Glenn Beck fan. Glenn is auctioning off all his stuff on, for charity. Upillar is a St. George company. In fact, their location used to be right where our ITRE incubator is now located. We're hoping Trevor's success rubs off on us. Join us Friday, December 10th to hear Trevor talk about how he got from here to the Glenn Beck show. And you might go to to see if any of Glenn's stuff is on your shopping list. Pizza will be there, of course. RSVP to

Opportunities Abound for Dixie Techs in September

by kwhittek
August 30, 2010 – 8:19 am
The Dixie Techs will get a double serving of opportunity in September's Tech Friday. First, Mary Cardon from Utah's SBIR-STTR Assistance Center will speak with the Dixie Techs about the SBIR Grant process, qualifying for grants and resources available to citizens interested in applying for these Grants. There are REAL grant programs out there designed to help qualifying businesses. Is your business one of them? Come find out Friday September 10th at the Dixie Tech Friday. In addition to presenting, Mary Cardon will be holding individual consultation sessions. If you would like to reserve a time slot, RSVP with Keith Christiansen at The following times are available: September 10, 8:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. and Again from 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Following Mary's presentation, Trevor Linderman will announce CODE CAMP 2010! That's right, we're bringing a slice of the creative atmosphere of Silicon Valley home! You will want to hear all ...

An Underused Tool For Job Recovery

by kwhittek
August 5, 2010 – 7:23 am
With unemployment soaring, incubators can help people move into self-employment--and create jobs. By Sramana Mitra