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Friend of Economic Development

By Spencer P. Eccles

Utah is often praised in the media as a great place to live and work. This publication will give you a better idea of why Utah is a great place to expand or relocate your business.

Whether you enjoy the snow-capped mountains or the red sandstone deserts, the Utah landscape is filled with variety. The State’s business landscape is just as diverse. Utah is home to leading companies in high-tech, life science, finance, outdoor products and recreation, with a broad array of industries in between.

As you read the official publications of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Utah Facts or Business in Utah, I am confident that you will discover what 3 million Utah residents already know: this is an unparalleled place to build a business and live life to its fullest.

We invite you to explore why Utah is widely recognized by many different organizations such as the Wall Street Journal, Pollina Corporate and Forbes magazine as a best place for business and careers. Utah works diligently to nurture an environment where businesses can flourish. Utah’s extraordinary growth and vibrant, creative business community are sustained by a productive workforce, low taxes and highly innovative research universities.

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development is collaborating with business and thought leaders to strengthen our broad economic base.
We invite you to join us as we build on Utah’s successful heritage.


Spencer P. Eccles
Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development