Accomplishments

My Reflections on 2016

As we’ve neared the end of 2016, I have had some time to reflect on this extraordinary year. Scrolling back through my blog, I can say it’s been an interesting year in Provo. I am proud of the progress we’re making and the citizen engagement we see daily. So, in the spirit of end-of-the-year-list-making, I’d like …  Read More

Provo 300 South Project Completed!

Barrels are off and lanes are open! The long-awaited Provo 300 South project completion is here and we are all excited to see the great improvements along this road. Construction is always a difficult process for the local community but Provo City and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) want to thank the residents and …  Read More

Provo #2 Best-Performing City!

Another ranking for Provo! The Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. According to the Milken Institue, Provo is the #2 Best Performing City in 2016. Provo nearly eclipsed San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara …  Read More

#1 Most Entrepreneurial #1 Self-Employment Hub in America

Two new rankings for Provo! According to Lawn Starter, Provo City is the #1 Self-Employment Hub in America and the #1 Most Entrepreneurial metro in the Nation by Smart Asset. For thousands of residents of the Provo metro area self-reliance takes the form of self-employment. In fact, Provo is the No. 1 large metro area in the …  Read More

Provo Awarded Silver Bicycle Friendly Community!

The League of American Bicyclists designated Provo as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Silver level. Provo was one of only two cities in the nation to move from bronze to silver status this year! This is an exciting recognition especially since this award is only presented to communities with strong commitments to bicycling. I’d also …  Read More

Reach Provo

ReachProvo.com recently posted an article about a Polygraph study that examined Provo’s Kickstarter activity compared to other cities across the U.S. The findings were incredibly positive, and Provo even got specific mention in their analysis. Provo has around 115,000 people but in terms of number of projects with over 1,000 backers, it looks like it should be …  Read More

Cities with the Lowest Unemployment Rate

Among 107 metropolitan areas surveyed by CNBC for its Metro 20 ranking of America’s Best Places to Start a Small Business, Provo, Utah, and Omaha, Nebraska, were tied for having the lowest annualized average unemployment rates in the United States in 2015. According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as …  Read More

Provo #3 Best City for Entrepreneurs

  Provo has been ranked #3 Best City for Entrepreneurs and #10 Best College Town in America! Known for Brigham Young University, which is the largest employer in town (with 4,000 employees), and also cranks out a highly-educated workforce is capitalizing on this, as well as the family-friendliness of the town, Provo has become a booming place for business. …  Read More

New Rankings for Provo!

Provo has been ranked at the top of four new national rankings this past week. We are the: #1 Best City for Career Opportunities according to SmartAsset.  There are a number of reasons why the jobs market in Provo is hot. In addition to keeping its unemployment rate low (recent numbers have it at 3.5%), the metro area has plenty …  Read More

Provo is one of the best cities to live in America!

Way to go Provo! We’ve just been ranked as the #19 Best City to live in America! So what makes us a top city? According to Niche they explored the overall livability of each area at the city level and took into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment …  Read More

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