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  • With the state in need of more low-income housing, some worry that Utah just took a step backward with the passage of SB205. "It could have some adverse impacts on future financing for affordable housing," said Steve Erickson, a consultant for the nonprofit Crossroads Urban Center.

  • Housing construction posted a surprisingly large increase in February, bolstered by strength in all parts of the country except Western states such as Utah.

  • Beth Rogers is taking the family's finances into her own hands -- literally. The 35-year-old from Fayetteville, Ark., ditched her weekly housekeeping service and now mops her own floors.

  • President Obama read Debbie Sanich's letter about her troubles getting credit to expand her small business in Sandy and invited her to the White House.
  • Hines, an international real estate firm based in Houson, has opened an investment office in Salt Lake City. Dustin Harris was recruited from Orange County, Calif., to head the new office according to an Enterprise article. The Enterprise, March 9-15, 2009

  • Cornerstone Foods LLC plans to open a Corner Bakery Cafe in Salt Lake City in July. The 4,200-square-foot location will be a casual restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to an Enterprise article. Cornerstone also plans to open a Corner Bakery in Fashion Place Mall and has committed to opening at least eight others in Utah. The Enterprise, March 9-15, 2009

  • A multi-million dollar motion picture studio will soon be built in Park City. The privately funded development will house a studio, restaurants, homes, recreational access and a five-star Air Force hotel, according to an Enterprise article. Michael Bay, president of Park City-based Bay Entertainment & Media, has been working with Gov. Jon Huntsman on the proposed project. The location of the project has yet to be announced, although construction could start this fall, according to the article.

  • The Holladay Planning Commission met with the Cowboy Partners team last week to discuss the design of the buildings in the Holladay Village Master Plan.

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