Washington, D.C. – In the annual U.S. Chamber Enterprising States report, Utah earned the most top 10 and top 25 rankings in the 33 categories measured in the study. The updated edition of the report, released Wednesday at the chamber’s Small Business Summit, takes an in-depth look at the free enterprise policies being implemented to promote economic growth at the state level.
The report highlights Utah as a top state in numerous areas, including:
Top five in all three job growth measures: long-term, short-term and STEM
#3 in Gross State Product growth
#3 in Growth in share of national exports
#3 in Higher-ed degree output
#4 in Export intensity and growth
#4 in New startup rate
#5 in Bridge quality
#6 in Labor force utilization
#7 in High-tech share of all businesses
#7 in Small business lending
#7 in High School Advanced Placement scores
#8 in Productivity growth
#8 in Legal environment
#8 in Cost of living
#8 in College affordability
#9 in Business tax climate
#10 in Academic R&D intensity
#10 in U.S. business policy index