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America’s Next Boomtowns – SLC #2

January 14 2016 - 12:09 pm
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No. 2 Salt Lake City and No. 4 Denver have been expanding for years, with significant tech-sector growth. Both are logging population increases, with Denver benefiting from strong domestic in-migration while Salt Lake City has the highest birth rate among major metro areas, 16.9 per 1,000 women from 2010-14, largely due to its fecund Mormon population.

Utah #4 Strongest State

January 14 2016 - 11:40 am
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Utah has proven once again to be one of the strongest states in America. Low unemployment, high home-ownership rates and percentage of high school graduates are among the metrics Politico looked at to make it’s assessment.

Boomtown America: This city’s job market is on fire

January 14 2016 - 11:15 am
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Jobs in the Provo area grew at the fastest pace of any town in the United States last year. It’s unemployment rate is an enviable 2.7%, nearly half the national average of 5%, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Provo’s 5.2% annual jobs growth through November far outpaces the 1.9% gains nationally.

Utah’s Unicorns, How “Silicon Slopes” is Gaining Momentum

December 21 2015 - 9:03 am
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It’s snowing this time of year along the Wasatch Front, a patch of connected cities spreading from Ogden to Provo, that some in Utah refer to as the “Silicon Slopes.” But this part of the Rockies isn’t just turning out large amounts of fluffy, white stuff, it also seems to be producing a strong herd…

Utah’s Startup Culture Plays the Long Game

December 18 2015 - 9:37 am
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News Release For Immediate Release December 17, 2015 Contact: Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director 801-538-8811 Utah’s Startup Culture Plays the Long Game Datafox names Salt Lake City a “Best City to Found a Startup” SALT LAKE CITY, UT—In a newly released ranking, Datafox, a business intelligence firm, named Salt Lake City the No. 12…

Provo-Orem #3 Best-Performing Cities

December 15 2015 - 9:55 am
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According to the Milken Institute, Provo-Orem, Utah, remains in third place this year, matching its 2014 performance. During the 12 months through August, job growth was 6.6 percent, the highest of any large metro area in the nation. Greater Provo provides a friendly business climate with low taxes and costs, creating fertile ground for indigenous…

Most Entrepreneurial States: Where Small-Business Loans Rule and Startups Abound

October 29 2015 - 2:32 pm

Follow the money. Residents in Utah and Massachusetts have some of the highest rates of receiving SBA-guaranteed loans, while businesses in Connecticut and Georgia are approved for some of the largest SBA loans on average.

Condé Nast Traveler Readers Name Park City #3 on List of Best Small Cities in the U.S.

October 27 2015 - 8:28 am

Park City is one of the best small cities in the country, according to Condé Nast Traveler’s  2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Park City ranked #3 in the “Best Small Cities in the U.S.” category. This news follows an announcement in August that Park City was named the “Friendliest City in America” by Condé Nast Traveler readers.

FORBES: Utah #1 State for Business

October 22 2015 - 10:27 am

Utah occupies the top spot for the fifth time in six years (Virginia in 2013 was the lone outlier). The state has a very pro-business climate and companies benefit from energy costs that are 23% below the national average and fourth lowest in the U.S.

Economic performance study calls Utah ‘most fundamentally sound state’

October 21 2015 - 10:54 am

Utah is among the most industrious states in the nation, according to a new study ranking states by their economic vitality and high-tech performance.