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Chamber of Commerce seeking tech businesses

April 27th, 2010 Posted in Business

By Cathy Morgan

LOGAN–With the recent struggles in the economy, the Cache Chamber of Commerce is still hoping to pull in new technology businesses to our area.

The Cache Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, private organization that aims at guiding local businesses in the right direction and to bring more interest to our area.

Dealing with a low cash flow is an issue, stated Sandy Emile, CEO of the chamber. Businesses have to look even harder now for a greater worth within their products to bring value to their business.

The chamber held 43 workshops in the past year for businesses. “The workshops are to give them the tools to stay open and grow,” Emile said.

On average, the chamber sends out between 20-25 relocation packages to businesses interested in moving to our area or information for employees looking for a job. Because of a slowing economy, sometimes it can take up to three years for a commitment to come through.

“It’s amazing at how long it takes,” Emile said.

Technology is the new primary focus for the chamber. They are aiming to find partners for the businesses already in the area to help expand Cache Valley’s resources. This will also provide more jobs for students who have gone to Utah State.

“The U.S. still leads the world in new ideas,” Emile said.

It is a constant struggle to maintain good, growing international relations in the global market. Other countries want to give us their business for the work ethics of good employees. Emile remarked that she finds Cache Valley to be above the norm, and it’s just a good place to go where you can’t find training in a book.


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