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Research Weekly - How Much Does Utah Spend on Education?

On the surface, it may appear that Utah does not place great enough emphasis on education. Utah is often cited as spending the least amount per-pupil for K-12 public education in the nation at $6,555. New York, comparatively, spends the most per-pupil at $19,818.

Utah Cities Ranked #1 and #2 for Fastest Job Growth in the Nation

With an economy that some believe is marching towards full employment, annual job growth nationally is slowing down. But some cities in the south and west of the country — where labor markets are coming from a lower base — are currently in the throes of strong headline job growth. 

The Cities With the Lowest Unemployment Rates in America

If you want to find the U.S. cities with the lowest rates of unemployment, you'll have to leave the coasts and head to what are sometimes called the flyover states.

Unicorns Along the Wasatch: Utah's Flourishing Startup and Enterprise Scene

REPOST: Great article from back in May, a great reminder of Utah's flouishing startup scene

Three Utah Cities in the Top 20 Metro Areas to Start a Business in America

The accolades for Utah just keep on coming! After recently being named the top state for business by CNBC, three Utah metro areas have landed in the "Top 20 Metro Areas to Start a Business in America," another CNBC Ranking

Research Weekly - Wage Growth, Utah vs. The Nation

US wage growth has yet to return to pre-recession levels, but after almost five years of fairly flat growth, in 2015 and 2016 we’ve begun to see more positive increases.

My View: Talent Builds Championships and Our Economy

Talent builds championships. Just ask Kyle Whittingham and Kalani Sitake. As football season begins, we’ll watch players — recruited for raw potential and their ability to make key plays — take the field. Practice and execution will matter.

Housing official in Silicon Valley resigns because she can't afford to live there

Even the lawyer and her software engineer husband can’t buy a home in the area due to the intensifying housing crunch that the tech boom has exacerbated

Vista Outdoor Opens New Corporate Headquarters in Farmington, Utah

Vista Outdoor Inc. ("Vista Outdoor") (NYSE: VSTO), officially opened its new 33,000 square foot corporate headquarters to the public yesterday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by state and local officials, community partners, members of the media, and employees.

Research Weekly - Utah Beats Competing States for Most Productive Employees

In 2015, the Utah Foundation in conjunction with EDCUtah, reached out to Utah companies who also have a presence in other states to discover the differences between employees at their various locations. The companies were asked to rank employees from each of their locations utilizing a number of metrics, including the productivity, education, and turnover of these employees. In December 2015, the Utah Foundation published their findings in a research report: “Is this the Place?”

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