In 1969, the fourth node of the internet was at the University of Utah. Today, the state’s broadband infrastructure gives it the fastest internet speed west of the Mississippi.
And in 1985, Utah was home to two of the largest software companies in the world, Novell and WordPerfect.
Our state has been the home of robust information technology and software companies since the 80s, and “Silicon Slopes” is now a household name.
Sure, we have Google, Amazon, and Dell EMC. More remarkable are the companies that have started and grown here, like Pluralsight, Qualtrics, Instructure, and Vivint, to name a few.
With a job growth rate of nearly 6%, there’s no question that Utah will continue to have a strong tech industry.