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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…


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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.


CNBC – Top Places to Start a Business

August 18 2016 - 9:01 am
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In recent ranking, CNBC placed 3 Utah cities in top 20 places in the nation to start a business.


CNBC #1 State for Business

July 26 2016 - 4:05 pm
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With a sweet economy and an industrious workforce, the Beehive State is America’s Top State for Business.


Why Utah Is Poised to Be America’s Next Tech and Creative Hub

July 11 2016 - 11:05 am
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Rather, it’s rugged and rustic Utah, which analysts say could become the next Silicon Valley inside a decade. It is well on its way, clearly. The mountainous corridor anchored by Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden—which has been dubbed “Silicon Slopes” (so named for its picturesque ski resorts)—is attracting investment from the likes of PayPal…


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Utah #3 in Small Business Lending

June 16 2016 - 8:12 am
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Small businesses create more jobs than any other industry sector. In fact, over half of Americans either own their business or work for a startup, and two of every three jobs made available in the country every year are possible because of small business.