Jobs & Economy

Jobs & Economy

KEEPING A GOOD THING GOING

Our quality of life depends on our ability to find a good job. A strong economy provides opportunities for ourselves and our families and gives our children and grandchildren the option to live nearby.

Utah’s economy is among the strongest in the nation, with a wide selection of jobs. Will we have an educated population, the ability to move people and goods, clean air, low-cost energy, and other factors that we need to keep the economy strong?

WHY UTAH?

How has Utah grown such a strong economy? There are a variety of answers. We have kept our regulatory environment business-friendly. We have kept our tax rates as low as possible. We have maintained a high quality of life, which provides a competitive advantage. We have a young, well-educated workforce. And we have been willing to embrace people who may not look or talk
like us as our neighbors, making them part of our overall economy.

KEEPING UP THE GOOD WORK

• As we add another 2.5 million people by 2050, will our economy remain strong so that we and our children and grandchildren will have jobs?
• Will we have the transportation, water, and energy resources and infrastructure that businesses need?
• Will we retain our high quality of life, or will poor air quality, congestion, and other challenges reduce our economic competitiveness?
• As our demographics and workforce needs change, will our education system keep pace? Will we have the highly-skilled workforce that attracts quality employers and spurs economic growth?