Economic Outlook magazine is Utah Business‘ annual publication for the 2018 Utah Economic Summit. This publication offers an overview of the industries and sectors that make up Utah’s business community, along with an outlook for the future.
Towering peaks—frosted in winter white, robed in summer green—provide a stunning backdrop for those who work and live along the Wasatch Front. These same summits, however, contribute to a not-so-pretty aspect of working and living in Utah: poor air quality.
Land of Opportunity:
Though Utah is best known for its snow-capped peaks, the majority of its residents live in valleys. The Salt Lake valley, situated between the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains, is home to more than a million residents. Immediately south is another valley—Utah County, the second-most populated area in the state, with 600,000 residents.
If you didn’t know better, you’d think it was the Moscone Center—San Francisco’s iconic convention center where the lanyard-clad of Silicon Valley’s most vibrant industries regularly convene to try out new buzz words and grow their LinkedIn networks.