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Utah continues to be at the forefront of innovative and awe-inspiring economic development initiatives. The state’s robust list of accolades is impressive, such as the best-managed state in America and the number one state for economic outlook and recovery, and the list goes on and on.

Best Economy

Utah ranked the nation’s best economy and No. 3 Best State overall

U.S. News & World Report — March 2021

Best-Performing Large Cities

Best-Performing Cities 2021

#1 = Provo-Orem
#4 = Salt Lake City
#9 = Ogden-Clearfield
Milken Institute — Feb. 2021

Best-Performing Small Cities

Best-Performing Cities 2021

#2 = Logan
#4 = St. George
Milken Institute — Feb. 2021

#4 Best State For Millennial Business Owners

The Best States for Millennial Business Owners

Zippia — Dec. 2020

#3 Best Economy

The 2020 State New Economy Index

ITIF — Oct. 2020

#1 Best Economy

The States With the Best and Worst Economies

24/7 Wall St. — Aug. 2020

Most Independent State

2020’s Most & Least Independent States

WalletHub —  June 2020

#3 Best State for Business

Best States for Business

Forbes —  Dec. 2019
For a decade, Forbes has ranked Utah a top-three Best State for Business, including six times in the number one spot.

America’s Economic Star

Why Utah Has Become America’s Economic Star

The Wall Street Journal — Dec. 2019

Best Economic Outlook

Top 5 States With the Best Economic Outlooks

FOX Business / The Heritage Foundation — Dec. 2019

Utah has held the No. 1 spot since 2012.

#1 Best State for Entrepreneurs

Best And Worst States For Entrepreneurs In 2020

Forbes — Nov. 2019

#1 State for the Middle Class

Top States for the Middle Class

SmartAsset — Nov. 2019

#2 Best Place in America to Start a Business

Best States to Start a Business

Inc. — Aug. 2019

#4 Top State for Business

America’s Top States for Business in 2019

CNBC — July 2019

#2 Best Economy

Best States Rankings

U.S. News & World Report — May 2019

#1 State for Private Sector Job Growth

Index of State Economic Momentum

State Policy Report — Sept. 2018

#1 State for Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Most Entrepreneurial States

Amazon — May 2018