A reporter asked Governor Gary R. Herbert about the buzz that is surrounding Utah in the world market place. Governor Herbert has emphasized that there are three major areas on which his administration is focused. They are Economic Development, Education and Energy.
With that direction Utah’s economy has moved forward with its effort to foster a broad based business community that is innovative and dynamic. Governor Herbert recognized that with the proper tools, people and leadership the State was prepared to work in the upper ranks of the "Best Places for Business."
Is it the quality of life? The great vistas, the four seasons that affords world renowned recreation and outdoor activities. Is it the productive workforce? Utah workers have long been considered one of the most productive and well educated populations in the country. Boasting the youngest workforce in America at 28 years old and a half-million children in K-12 the State has several decades of power house success ahead of it.
Certainly they are a part of the success story. Also a major part is the sound management of the State. Utah was recognized by The Pew Center on the States as the "Best Managed State in the Nation." A fiscally conservative legislature has worked hard with the Governor over the years to establish a well managed and progressive governmental platform that provides stability and predictability in spending, tax policy and a business friendly climate. If there is anything business leaders around the world crave it is a safe, stable and predictable place to conduct business. Utah is that place.
Utah League of Cities and Towns
Ivory Institute Presentation
Utah Economic Map
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