Heidi Rodeback points out this report from Commerce CRG summarizing real estate activity in Utah. The report has dozens of interesting indicators such as this chart showing the decline of retail vacancies over the previous 5 years. This kind of data is critical to city and state planners as well as industry. We should be doing a much better job of consolidating the information that we have and making it available in usable formats that would really help businesses in planning. Something that is still severely lacking in our business portal. Maps, social networking and other tools, when combined with such data could dramatically improve the whole process. Commerce CRG also has a database of commercial properties available in the state.
NGA has published a new issue paper outlining state strategies to promote angel investment for economic growth.