Business briefs, May 23-26 |

Business briefs, May 23-26

All West Communications boosts Internet speed

All West Communications recently announced it can provide Internet speeds up to one gigabit for homes within its fiber-optic footprint. According to a press release, neighborhoods within the footprint include Empire, Promontory and the new Park City Heights development, as well as other areas throughout Summit and Wasatch counties. All West Communications has been providing speeds up to one gigabit to businesses for 10 years. For more information, visit

Squatters releases new beer

Squatters Craft Beers recently announced the release of a new beer, a krystalweizen dubbed Sociable. According to a press release, krystalweizens are similar to hefeweizens but lighter and without the flavor of yeast hefeweizens are known for. Krystalweizens also feature banana and clove aromas and have a tart flavor. "If you enjoy hefeweizens, you will love a krystalweizen," said Jon Lee, Squatters’ head brewer, in the release. "It has become a staple in my beer fridge at home, quickly becoming one of my favorite beers we make. Very easy to serve at casual gatherings, it’s a crowd-pleaser."

Utah employment continues growth

Nonfarm employment in Utah grew by an estimated 4 percent in April, according to a press release from the Department of Workforce Services. The state added about 52,500 jobs during the month compared to April 2014, with employment growing most in the trade, transportation and utilities sectors. Utah’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained 3.4 percent, with 49,700 people actively seeking a job. The national unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent. "Our state’s economy is growing at a steady and robust pace," said Carrie Mayne, chief economist at the Department of Workforce Services, in the release.