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AKAMAI’S STATE OF THE INTERNET Q1 2014 REPORT | VOLUME 7 NUMBER 1

August 22 2014 - 2:35 pm
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Utah 8th in the nation, 2nd in the west


Utah gymnasts boast nation’s highest GPA

August 19 2014 - 2:43 pm
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Utah’s gymnastics team not only is one of the best in the country, but the smartest too. The Utes boasted a GPA of 3.78827, the highest GPA of any collegiate gymnastics team in the country it was announced on Tuesday.


Utah Small Business Friendliness

August 11 2014 - 2:36 pm
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“After a two-month survey of thousands of small business owners nationwide, Utah has emerged as the top state for business friendliness once again,” says Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack. “Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and for small businesses looking for an educated workforce…


Utah Transit Authority Named Transit System of the Year

July 02 2014 - 11:24 am
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The Utah Transit Authority Was recently honored as the 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the international organization representing the transit industry in the United States and Canada.


Cities on the Rise in Utah

July 01 2014 - 4:58 am
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Utah is growing fast: the state’s population has doubled in the past 30 years, and planners expect the state will add another 2.5 million people by 2050. The fastest-growing areas are concentrated in the 90-mile stretch along Interstate 15 from Ogden to Provo, where new residents and businesses are arriving at some of the fastest…


Top 10 Things to Do in Utah Parks

June 30 2014 - 11:16 am
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For visitors with camera in hand, Arches National Park offers limitless possibilities. Delicate Arch is the most familiar photographic target in the park, an iconic image of the American West. But it’s only one of the countless photo ops available here—from sweeping vistas to intimate close-ups of the park’s many stone features, nearly anywhere one…


Cities on the Rise in Utah

June 27 2014 - 11:51 am
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1. Holladay 2. Provo 3. Clearfield 4. Riverton 5. Roy 6. Springville 7. Lehi 8. Clinton 9. Spanish Fork 10. South Salt Lake Utah is growing fast: the state’s population has doubled in the past 30 years, and planners expect the state will add another 2.5 million people by 2050. The fastest-growing areas are concentrated…


Utah has more top 10 economic rankings than any other state

June 26 2014 - 11:21 am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert joined the Governor’s Roundtable to discuss issues outlined in the Enterprising States 2014 report and why Utah is succeeding. In the annual report, Utah earned the most top 10 and top 25 rankings in the 33 categories…


UTA honored as nation’s best transit system

June 25 2014 - 11:59 am
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A leading trade group named the Utah Transit Authority the “outstanding public transportation system” for 2013. “Winning this means that UTA is the best large public transportation system in North America,” said Michael Melaniphy, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association.


America’s Top States For Business

June 24 2014 - 11:36 am
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Utah #3 We score all 50 states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. We then separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighting the categories based on how frequently they are cited…