The Reno Gazette-Journal looks at the success of the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, noting that in terms of return on investment, the project has "surpassed what its creators envisioned."
Nearly three dozen researchers have migrated to Utah State and the University of Utah from Harvard, MIT, UCLA and other schools, according to USTAR.
"We used that $350,000 study grant to gather 150, 200 people from all over the state," said Ted McAleer, USTAR executive director. "Within six months, we presented a prospectus to the Legislature. We built teams. We really did have a joint venture, and now, we're growing new business."