Thursday March 19, 2015 by The Mettle Group
In a Forbes article published today, Marian Salzman says:
Utah is looking like the new benchmark for business and quality of life. A rash of new studies and rankings is proving that the Beehive State, and especially Salt Lake City, is increasingly the place to be.
She goes on to state:
In terms of job growth and economic performance, Utah ranked as the overall best performing state for the second year in a row, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual Enterprising States study.
We know we love living here! Not only is Salt Lake City right in the heart of gorgeous mountains and surrounded by great skiing and hiking, we also have much going on in terms of business growth:
Salt Lake City was named the sixth-best-performing city in the U.S. for 2014 in the annual report published by Milken Institute that dubbed the area “a financial hub with a highly skilled workforce.”
But it’s not just the Salt Lake area that’s got it going on:
In fact, Utah’s success story encompasses more than Salt Lake—though the capital still gets my vote as the next national hot spot because of its larger population, greater diversity, mountain access and general quality of life. Provo was named third-best-performing city in the same study for its job growth (it took first place in that category in 2012-13), wage and salary growth, high-tech GDP, high-tech GDP concentration and high-tech industries—thanks to Brigham Young University, which “educates the workforce and participates in the commercialization of research.”
Investing in education pays off in spades.
To read the full article, click here. We’re proud to be part of the growth in our area and in our state. We love it here! If you are thinking of buying a home in Utah, please call Josh Mettle at 385-355-2130. We love helping as many families as we can own their own home. And be sure to ask about the NHF 5% grant program. It is money for a down payment that you don’t have to pay back. Let’s see if you qualify!