#12 Utah


7.19 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

8.14 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.93 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert in March announced Talent Ready Utah’s first steps in working toward his goal of filling 40,000 new high-skill, high-paying jobs in Utah over the next four years. The governor announced that the Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership will become the grant program for Talent Ready Utah, with more than $2.1 million in grant funding available for the purpose of developing and enhancing programs to meet industry needs, building career pathway programs and providing work-based learning opportunities.

Key Industries

Aerospace, Financial Services, I.T., Biotech, Natural Resources, Recreation, Software Development

Key Companies

AutoLiv ASP
Goldman Sachs
Huntsman Corp.
Nu Skin
Overstock.com
Royal Bank of Scotland
SkyWest

Key Contacts

Office of Economic Development

Q. Val Hale, Executive Director
801-538-8680
60 East South Temple,
3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
edwards@utah.gov
http://business.utah.gov/

Current Developments

2016 REGIONAL REPORT: The West

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