ConnectCast Weekly – 13 April, 2007
Forbes Magazine has rated 3 of the top 11 Best Places for Business and Careers in the Rockies. Provo, Utah (#2), Boise, Idaho (#3), and Ogden, Utah (#11). While Provo and Boise have seen lots of press over the last few years, Colin Kelly is impressed at the major shift is the business climate in Odgen, Utah. Kelly thinks much of the credit can be pinned on Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey; Grow Utah Ventures’s Alan Hall and his wife, Jeanne and Curt Geiger, vice president of Descente.
Symantec shareholders approve the $830M Altiris acquisition. Some see the acquisition as bittersweet — bitter because it means another company is moving its HQ out of state, sweet because a number of people will cash in and probably return proceeds to the local economy through reinvestment in entrepreneurial ventures.
Will Seth Godin make it to Utah? That depends on the number of pledges to to get him to set foot on Utah soil. Utah bloggers Phil Burns and Ash Buckles have donated their hair, committing Godin can shave their heads as part of a Utah event.