In Sunday's Standard-Examiner, we have a special section on how business leaders, entrepreneurs and workers are adapting to the new economy. We also take a look at how the economic changes over the past few years affect the Top of Utah, and ways businesses and workers can take advantage of the new economy.
Perhaps the most important attitude we need in the new economy is optimism. With time, effort and and desire to change and learn more to adapt, success is achievable. In Utah, for example, business leaders have worked hard to make our state a success in imports and exports.
On the local front, Ogden has moved its economic focus to the natural resources it enjoys. Skiing, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, hiking and other outdoor recreation activities have replaced the railroad as Junction City's economic focus.
Changing priorities in education are also part of the new economy. Information technology, knowledge of the Internet and how to use all the advantages a smartphone provides is integral to a young adult's education. At one Top of Utah new economy business, TopTenReviews, being up to date on smartphone technology is a must for employment. In fact, continuous learning is a must to succeed in today's economy.
Embracing the new economy also involves not fearing technology. Businesses that avoid dealing with tech changes will fail. Others will succeed by embracing the new tech and devising strategies that fit the tech world. The health care services industry is growing in the new economy, but being up to date on technological advances is a critical component of success.
Brainstorming and finding unique business opportunities remain as important in the new economy as in past business eras. The growing number of older adults returning to higher education prompted one entrepreneur to start a textbook rental company in West Haven. It's doing great. And a native of Peru, aware that the new economy reaches out more globally, has a successful translation company locally.
The fundamentals of getting a job and succeeding have not changed. They include creativity, a willingness to change, knowledge, initiative and, of course, hard work. It's important, also, to be aware of the tools, priorities and innovations of the new economy. Those are subjects we've tackled and are happy to share with our readers.