Utah – Life Elevated!

Utah Life ElevatedIf you are flying on a Delta flight during the month of March 2011, you will notice that Utah is being profiled in Sky Magazine. I thought it would be fun to share just a few of the exciting aspects of Utah that were shared in the magazine. To see the full story for yourself, simply click on the picture.

Forbes Magazine has recognized Utah as the “best state for business and careers”. This clearly explains the long list of companies that currently and plan to call Utah home. Utah has 15 of the top 20 industrial banks in the country and is the largest industrial bank state in the nation!

Businesses that call Utah homeThese are just some of the businesses that have found success in Utah (click image to see larger version):

Utah’s current population hovers around 2.8 million, but current projections peg the states population in 50 years at 6.8 million.

90 percent of the world’s written languages are spoken by Utah’s residents collectively!

The national average age is 36.7, while Utah’s median age is 28.7, the youngest population in the United States.

Interesting Utah StatisticsThe average SAT score of Utah high school students is 1718, substantially higher than the U.S. average of 1565 (BTW most kids in Utah take the ACT…)!

And one of my most favorite stats of all – $447 is the amount of government debt attributed to each Utah resident – the lowest debt-per-capita state in America!

Forbes names Utah number one for businessWith impressive stats like that it’s no wonder Forbes saw something special in Utah.

But it’s not just business that brings people to Utah. For many years now Utah has been drawing visitors to its “Greatest Snow on Earth” and its many other amazing sights. In fact Utah is a top destination for movie production, plus it doesn’t hurt that we host the Sundance Film Festival!

Utah Tourism AdIn fact, Utah is home to 5 Nation Parks, 43 State Parks, 14 ski resorts (7 of which are within an hour of Salt Lake International Airport!), and an amazing amount of other exciting outdoor activities. No wonder the world came to Utah in 2002 for the Winter Olympics. It’s easy to find something to do in Utah!

Utah Development

With all that is going on in Utah, it’s no surprise that Salt Lake City is seeing the re-invention and re-development of its downtown. The City Creek project is re-shaping of 23 acres, which will add 800 residential units and over 2 million square feet of office space and nearly 1 million square feet of retail stores and restaurants!

I guess there’s a reason when the pioneers first arrived to settle Utah it was said,
“This Is The Place!”


About utahREpro

Chris is the managing broker for Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in American Fork, Utah. His passions include spending time with his family, Real Estate, Social Media, traveling, reading, movies, golf, dirt biking and so much more. Chris is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Leadership Academy as well as the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Leadership Academy. He has served in many capacities in the real estate industry at the national, state and local levels, including: 2013 Treasurer of the Utah Association of REALTORS 2011 President of the Utah County Association of REALTORS (UCAR) 2011 REALTOR of the Year – UCAR NAR Federal Political Coordinator assigned to US Senator Mike Lee 2011 NAR Strategic Planning Committee 2010 – 2013 NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2011 Dean of the LeadershipUAR Program Chris has been a licensed REALTOR in the State of Utah since 2004. He has been recognized both nationally and locally by Prudential and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2010.
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