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Provo #7 for Most Educated

WalletHub has ranked Provo #7 for Most Educated City in America! To identify America’s intellectual hubs, WalletHub analyzed the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States based on nine key metrics. Among them are educational attainment, quality of public school system, and the number of enrolled students in the top 231 universities per capita. Education of …  Read More

Provo #2 Best City for Job Growth

Provo has been ranked the #2 best city in the nation for job growth! NewGeography used five measures of growth to rank all 421 metro areas for which full data sets were available from the past 15 years. 1) recent growth trend: the current and prior year’s employment growth rates, with the current year emphasized (two points); …  Read More

Provo #2 Best Run City

Provo has been ranked #2 Best Run City in America! WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. They constructed a “Quality of Services” score comprising 33 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories, which then measured against the city’s per-capita budget. Provo was …  Read More

Provo #3 Fastest Growing City!

I don’t know how this ranking slipped past the blog but back in February, Forbes ranked Provo as the #3 fastest growing city in America! Forbes’ annual list of America’s fastest-growing cities is to give a holistic picture of places on the upswing. That means looking not just at job, population or output growth individually, …  Read More

Best of Utah Valley Reader’s Choice

The results have been published for the Utah Valley Reader’s Choice Awards and Provo has been named 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in quite a few categories! We’ve been ranked #1 for best downtown area, the City Center Temple as the #1 most attractive building, #1 for the best Skate Park, #1 for the best Recreation …  Read More

Expedia names Downtown Provo as one North America’s Coolest

A recent article published on the travel website Expedia.com lists Downtown Provo as one of the coolest in North America! With Utah Lake to the west, Y Mountain to the east, and Brigham Young University to the north, downtown Provo is both historic and eclectic. Students and travelers alike pore over the shelves in search of literary …  Read More

Provo #5 Top City for Working Parents!

Provo has been ranked the #5 best city for working parents! SmartAsset wanted to find the best cities for working parents. So they ranked 464 of the largest U.S. cities using nine factors, including the unemployment rate, the average high school graduation rate and the violent crime rate. They also looked at household income, average childcare …  Read More

Provo is one of the most connected cities in the country!

Google Fiber’s recently released their Community Impact Report. This report looks at how cities in America and Google Fiber collaborates with local partners and nonprofits to ensure that more people — especially the most digitally divided — have access to the Internet and opportunities to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Through a variety of efforts, …  Read More

Provo #1 Best City for Successful Aging

The Milken Institute has ranked Provo #1 for the Best City in the Nation for Successful Aging! Provo has drawn many older residents in recent years because of our healthy, engaged lifestyles and safe environment. With ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, including Utah’s five national parks, Provo-Orem fosters an active, healthy culture while low drinking …  Read More

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