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Best Small Cities to Start a Business – WalletHub

April 18 2017 - 1:45 pm
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Utah has 5 cities in the top 30! Size matters when choosing a city in which to launch a startup. As many veteran entrepreneurs — and failed startups — understand well, bigger is not always better. A city with a smaller population can offer a greater chance of success, depending on an entrepreneur’s type of…


Utah #1 Economic Outlook – Rich States, Poor States

April 18 2017 - 1:38 pm
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Utah is currently ranked 1st in the United States for its economic outlook. This is a forward-looking forecast based on the state’s standing (equal-weighted average) in 15 important state policy variables. Data reflect state and local rates and revenues and any effect of federal deductibility.


Utah #1 Best State for Employment – U.S. News

March 13 2017 - 4:58 pm
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Employment holds 30 percent of the weight in ranking the Best States for economy. This subcategory evaluates three major metrics: unemployment rate, job growth and labor force participation rate. While the labor force participation rate measures the percentage that is either employed or actively looking for a job, the unemployment rate delves deeper to measure…


Utah No. 1 State for Business – 24/7 Wall Street

February 17 2017 - 8:51 am
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Utah is this year’s best state for business. The state’s labor market and regulatory climate are particularly business friendly compared to other states. Utah’s working-age population is projected to grow by more than 20% between 2010 and 2020, far greater than the comparable projected growth nationwide of less than 5%. Businesses are constantly looking for…


SLC #4 Most Attractive City: Travel & Leisure

January 03 2017 - 2:53 pm
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Brigham Young hailed Salt Lake City as a “Kingdom of Heaven on Earth” when he founded it in 1847. Walk the streets of Utah’s capital today, and it’s hard to disagree with the Mormon leader. Not only are the sidewalks spotless—SLC earns top marks for cleanliness—but the locals are attractive, too. In the winter, they…


Park City #1 Favorite Mountain Towns: Travel & Leisure

January 03 2017 - 2:50 pm
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The country’s most beloved mountain towns offer scenery out of a storybook, miles of hiking trails, and bewitching wildlife. And that’s just the summer months.


Community Profile: Utah’s Silicon Slopes

January 03 2017 - 2:47 pm
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There is no shortage of locales with a Silicon moniker, but the Beehive state seems truly deserving of it. It is home to at least six “unicorns:” start-up private companies valued at over $1 billion, an impressive number considering there are just over 100 with that status in the entire country.


Utah #6 Top State to Start A Business

October 11 2016 - 11:48 am
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The top ten states to start a small business demonstrated the best startup activity, business survival rate and cost of living, among other factors, according to a study conducted by GOBankingRates, a Los Angeles-based personal finance website. The study examined a new company’s survival rate, which depends primarily on the location. All 50 states were…


Utah State Capitol and Salt Lake City at night

Utah Gets “A” Digital Grade – GovTech Magazine

September 29 2016 - 2:09 pm
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Awarded special recognition by judges for achievements in citizen engagement (including open/transparent operations, online presence, mobile and social media leadership), the Department of Technology Services now provides transparency into IT project performance, reporting that as of June 2016, 210 out of 220 active projects achieved both schedule and budget goals.


Utah tops the list of fastest-growing tech states

August 29 2016 - 9:58 am
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Salt Lake City is frequently cited as a rising tech hub, thanks to a combination of low taxes, local schools funneling skilled workers into the market, suitable infrastructure for business, and a vibrant startup community.