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GOED announces incentives for 1,250 new Utah jobs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Article by Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced approval of two new tax incentives that could result in more than 1,200 new jobs.

On Thursday, GOED said Salt Lake City-based Varian Medical Systems is expanding its existing Salt Lake operation, a move that Varian estimates will lead to the creation of 1,000 new full-time jobs over the next 15 years.

Varian is a manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company is also a supplier of X-ray tubes and digital image detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific and industrial applications, as well as X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection.

“Varian’s X-ray technology manufacturing operations have been part of the Utah economy since the early 1940s,” said Dow Wilson, Varian’s CEO. “Today, some 70 percent of the orders for our X-ray products come from customers outside the U.S., making us one of Utah’s largest exporters.”

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