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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Utah Communities Rank High For Jobs, Livability

A recent Money Magazine report on the best places to find jobs listed 3 Utah counties near the top of the list. Below are the counties, with excerpts from the magazine report.

10 – Cache County
Close to the Idaho border, Cache County is far from the bright lights of Salt Lake City. Despite the distance from the state's urban center, the county has a diverse economy comprising of education, manufacturing, medical services and high-tech research.

11 – Utah County
Jobs abound at Brigham Young University, the largest private university in the country and home to the March Madness favorite BYU Cougars.

18 – Davis County
Aerospace manufacturing powers a high-flying economy that includes Northrop Grumman and the 20,000-employee Hill Air Force Base. Ben Hart, an economic development specialist for the city of Layton, says the spread of composite materials from military equipment to consumer products, like sports equipment, is helping more companies lift off.

Money Magazine also reported on the top 100 small US cities in terms of livability. Utah communities ranked as follows:

18 – South Jordan
45 – Orem
61 – West Jordan
80 – St George


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