Utah continues to be at the forefront of innovative and awe-inspiring economic opportunity 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 state for work-life balance

Utah No. 1 for work-life balance

Business Insider — September 2021

#1 Best State for GDP Growth

Utah No. 1 for GDP Growth (2021)

Forbes — August 2021

#3 Top State for Business

Utah named the No. 3 Top State for Business

CNBC — July 2021

#1 Best State Economy

Utah ranked No. 1 for best economy

WalletHub — June 2021

Best Economic Outlook

Utah ranked No. 1 for the 14th year in a row

Rich States Poor States — May 2021

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

#2 Best Economy

Best States Rankings

U.S. News & World Report — May 2019