Snap Inc. to open an office in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Snap Inc., owner of the popular Snapchat app, is officially opening an office in Utah after months of speculation, according to the Utah Technology Council President and CEO John Knotwell.

In October, Snap Inc. was rumored to be building an office in Lehi, though the location has not yet been confirmed. The California company has now finalized their decision Thursday to open an office in the state with 50 employees.

“We are learning time and time again that our quality of life, focus on STEM education and collaborative spirit are a magnifying force for companies to move to Utah,” Knotwell said in a news release.

“Snapchat is one of the most widely-used social media platforms in the world. Their new office will add a unique and creative perspective to the makeup of Silicon Slopes. And it’s always fun to watch Governor Herbert learn how to add filters to selfies.”

Governor Herbert accompanied the tech council on a recent trade mission to the Golden State.

This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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