Economic Development is Vital to the Future of Utah County

Over the next few decades Utah County will grow by a million people and match the population of Salt Lake County.

Lest you think these are inflated projections, consider where these people are coming from. Yes, many will move here from other states, but the biggest chunk are home grown and will consist of the children and grandchildren of current residents.

Much of that growth will be in the north and west section of the county. That means many people will choose to live in the Cedar Valley. So far, the Cedar Valley has no businesses with employment of any significance. For example, most wage earners in Eagle Mountain leave the city every morning to commute to work and return home every evening. What does that traffic and air quality look like when the population of Cedar Valley doubles and then triples? It will happen. Eagle Mountain is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and the third largest in square mileage.

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Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:50