Why Invest in Utah?

Utah Accolades

  • Rank #1 in the nation for overall future economic outlook. -Rich States Poor States
  • ALEC- Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index
  • Utah Receives National Recognition as an Economic Powerhouse for third year in a row. Jumping from ninth most business friendly state in the country to second -Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2009: Rebuilding America's Economic Power
  • "The Best Managed State in the Nation" -The Pew Center on the States 2008 Reported in Governing Magazine: Measuring Performance
  • "MOST DYNAMIC ECONOMY" -Kauffman 2008 State New Economy Index
  • "Happiest U.S. States"- MSNBC
  • "MOST COMPETITIVE STATE FOR BUSINESS" -Beacon Hill Institute
  • "BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS" -Forbes Magazine
  • "America's Best States to Live" -Forbes Magazine
  • Utah in Top 10 States for; Best Business Climate, Quality of Life, Best Education Climate -Business Facilities Magazine, The Location Advisor
  • "TOP 10 MID-SIZED CITIES FOR QUALITY OF LIFE" -American City Business Journals
  • "States that will create the most jobs annually through 2015" Utah Ranking #9 -IHS Global
  • Salt Lake City #6 of Top 10 in America's Recession - Proof Cities -Forbes Magazine, May 2008
  • Salt Lake International Airport Voted America's Best Airport 2008 -MSN- February 2009

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