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Salt Lake were a character in a book, how would one describe
the city's personality? Some would say that the city is a downhill
ski racer who thrives on the speed and challenge of the nearby
slopes. Others may say the city is a computer genius working
its way to the top in the area's burgeoning high-tech industry.
Still others would argue that the city is a person of strong
moral character whose values are driving it to focus on the family.
The truth is, Salt Lake City is all this, plus
much more. One characteristic that everyone agrees on, is that
Salt Lake is a vibrant community that is experiencing
economic prosperity. The area's productive workforce, low
unemployment, exceptional recreation and overall quality of life
are a few of the reasons the Salt Lake valley is considered to
be one of the nation's economic hot spots.
Lake City and Utah are recognized on a regular basis as a great
place to live and work. In 2003, Inc. magazine ranked Utah as the
top entrepreneurial state in the nation per capita. Inc. magazine
has also ranked Salt Lake City as the second-best large metro area
for starting and growing a business. The Salt Lake City/Ogden area
was ranked as the best place to live in
North America in the sixth edition of Places Rated Almanac;
Forbes magazine ranked the Salt Lake City/Ogden area 20th as the
best place in America to do business or advance your career; Employment
Review® magazine and BestJobsUSA.com selected Salt Lake City
as one of the top 20 “Best Places
to Live & Work in America;” Entrepreneur magazine
named the Salt Lake/Ogden area as the second best largest city
in which to locate a business; The National Association of Women
Business Owners ranks the Salt Lake City/Ogden area as the number
one place to woman running a business; Salt Lake City has been
named one of the top 25 “Wired Cities” in America by
Yahoo! Magazine; Fortune magazine listed Salt Lake third in its
rankings of best cities in America for business; Financial World
rated Utah as the best fiscally-managed
state in the nation; Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast
and American Demographics magazine refer to Utah as "one of
the top three economies in the nation;”
The U.S. Conference of Mayors named Salt Lake City one of the top
six Most Livable U.S. Cities; and Morgan Quinto Press named Utah
as the fourth most livable state. With
these accolades past and present, Salt Lake’s future continues
to look bright.
on professional and amateur sports teams is easy when in Salt
Lake. The city has received national acclaim for two of its
basketball teams: the NBA's Utah
Jazz and the University of Utah basketball team,
which competed in the 1998 NCAA national championship final
The Utah Jazz brought
Western Conference status to the franchise. During the 1997-98
season, the Utah Jazz went to the NBA Finals for the second time
in two years. The Utah Jazz bring millions of dollars to the state
each year in media coverage alone.
which seats nearly 20,000 spectators, is home to the Utah Jazz,
as well as the Utah Starzz, the WNBA basketball franchise. The
center is also used for special events and concerts.
The Utah Grizzlies
Hockey Club skates on the ice at the state-of-the-art
E Center located in West Valley City. The Grizzlies are three-time
winners of The Turner Cup.
In the summer, the Salt
Lake Bees baseball team (AAA Anaheim Angels),
play ball at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The 15,500-seat stadium is
located just blocks from downtown Salt Lake City.
For more info on Salt Lake City, visit www.visitsaltlake.com.