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News Room - Accolades


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.

Utah No. 3 Most Money-Savvy State

October 13 2015 - 8:52 am

Utah is a standout in the use of banking services, with the top ranking in this category. Utah has the second-highest portion of households that are fully banked (81.5 percent), the third-lowest rate of using alternative financial services (15 percent) and the second-highest rate of savings account ownership (84.7 percent).

These U.S. cities offer the best career opportunities

September 25 2015 - 11:24 am

It turns out the state with the most cities at or near the top of the list is… Utah.

As Wealth Inequality Soars, One City Shows the Way

September 25 2015 - 8:32 am

How does Ogden compare with Connecticut’s hedge fund country? The richest 20 percent of Ogden’s households hold around 40 percent of the city’s income. By contrast, in the metro area covering Bridgeport, Stamford and Norwalk, the richest 20 percent hold close to 60 percent of the income.


September 17 2015 - 8:45 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathleen McMillan +1 801 869 8045 NEW REPORT FROM CBRE GROUP, INC. RANKS THE TOP 30 TECH MARKETS IN NORTH AMERICA SALT LAKE MARKET RANKS 10TH IN TERMS OF TECH JOB GROWTH Salt Lake City – September 9, 2015 – The high-tech software services industry was the leading driver of U.S. office market demand,…

Utah Scores Third Straight A+ In Small Business Friendliness

August 19 2015 - 11:43 am

  Utah Scores Third Straight A+ In Small Business Friendliness Texas, New Hampshire, and Utah top rankings in annual Small Business Friendliness Survey; New York and California are among the least friendly states SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — August 18, 2015 — Small business owners gave Utah an A+ in business friendliness for the fourth year…

SLC #1 Hot Startup City That Isn’t San Francisco or New York – Entrepreneur

August 06 2015 - 9:08 am

Tech companies such as Adobe and Workday are moving to “Silicon Slopes” in droves, inspired by startups launched by alumni from software pioneers Novell and WordPerfect, not to mention the easy access to world-class skiing. On the hardware side, everything from flash memory chips (one of every 14 worldwide is made here) to Skullcandy headphones…