Utah has a diverse tourism, travel and recreation (TTR) industry, which generates jobs and income for Utah residents and produces tax revenue for the state. Read the full report here.
A new statewide survey reveals that Utahns want the Legislature to tackle public education and air quality as the two most important issues facing the state right now.
The survey, which was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates and the David Eccles School of Business from January 23 to January 25, shows the top 20 issues in rank order. Protecting states’ rights, increasing the number of jobs and improving the ethics and oversight of elected officials rounded out the top five.
The northeastern corner of Utah, around the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City, is the most populated region of the state. Approximately 2,156,795 of Utah’s estimated 2,855,287 residents, or three-quarters of Utahns, live in the four counties of Utah, Salt Lake, Davis and Weber (2012 American Community Survey 1-year estimates).