Business briefs, Sept. 26-29
September 25, 2015
Historic Park City gears up for fall
The Historic Park City Alliance has lined up a series of events to drive people to Main Street this fall. According to a press release, the festivities — which run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25 — include an art gallery stroll, several concerts, a free day for locals at the Park City Museum and fashion events. "Fall in Park City is a bit of a secret season," said Alison Butz, executive director for the Historic Park City Alliance. "The weather is often beautiful in October, and there are fewer visitors in town giving those who visit the town to themselves." A full schedule of events, as well as downloadable vouchers for free parking on Main Street through Oct. 25, are available at historicparkcity.com.
Mountain lodging continues strong trend
Lodging in western resort towns remains stronger than last year, according to DestiMetrics, an organization that tracks the performance of 19 mountain destinations including Park City. A press release from DestiMetrics states that numbers from May through August, as well as reservations on the books for September and October, show a 103-percent increase from the same time period last year, with revenues up 11 percent. September bookings have been particularly strong, with occupancy up 17.5 percent and revenues up 26.3 percent.
Utah job growth again tops nation
For the seventh straight month, Utah posted the highest job growth rate in the nation in August. According to a press release, private sector jobs grew at a rate of 4.6 percent while total sector job growth rose 4 percent. Utah had the sixth lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.7 percent, well below the national rate of 5.1 percent.
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