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Leading Locations for 2014: U.S. Metros Ranked for Economic and Job Growth

May 30 2014 - 3:08 pm

PROVO-OREM, UT
Overall Rank: 6
STRENGTHS
Large, dynamic high-tech industry.
Stable employment and research spillovers from Brigham Young University.
Strong population growth and high educational attainment.
Low business costs.
UPSIDE
Faster household formation causes increased housing demand, which leads to higher prices and increased construction.
Demand for locally produced flash memory chips strengthens.
Low costs and high educational attainment attract new companies.