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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Utah Shines For Education, Employment And Business

Some of the same factors that attract people to visit Utah for vacations and outdoor recreation also entice them to come here seeking an education, a job or a place to start a new business. Several new reports are out and they list Utah among top states in many lifestyle categories.

Southern Utah University, located in Cedar City, has a very strong program for outdoor recreation education, along with many other great fields. A new study ranks SUU among the most affordable schools in America. The university provided this news release. Here's a quote:

Southern Utah University is pleased to announce its second consecutive designation as one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” What’s more: SUU stand out among the 100 colleges and universities across the nation to successfully balance academic excellence and affordability, touting the second lowest annual tuition among the group.

Utah officials released information today reporting that Utah's unemployment rate fell from 5.8% in August to 5.4% in September, giving it one of the lowest unemployment rates in America. You can see the official report here.

Another report says Utah has one of the top 10 tax climates for business. This Deseret News article gives details. Here is a quote:

“We’ve done a good job ensuring that we have a very business-friendly environment in the state of Utah and that’s attractive to companies,” Spencer P. Eccles, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, said in a phone interview. “Whether you’re talking about Salt Lake or all the way down to Washington County, we’re finding that we’re winning all over the place.”

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