DESERET NEWS | September 29, 2023

‘I feel at home here’: Utah tech community welcomes 18 Ukrainian companies

Gathering direct result of Utah delegation’s effort to build business ties with war-torn Ukraine

…The gathering of 18 Ukrainian tech companies, totaling some 30 Ukrainians, was a direct result of a Utah group’s visit to Ukraine in May, which was the first state trade and humanitarian trip to the country amid the conflict with Russia.

The delegation, organized by World Trade Center Utah in partnership with the Utah-based nonprofit August Mission, brought a 30-person contingent of state officials, business leaders and humanitarian representatives into a war zone to foster a deeper relationship with Ukraine during its darkest time while also exploring business opportunities in the aerospace and defense, technology, and agricultural sectors. The Deseret News was there to document its efforts…

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