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 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

Provo #4 Best City for Millennials

Provo has been ranked the #4 best city for Millennials! Millennial Personal Finance ranked the top 150 cities for Millennials in the United States and came up with unique ranking metrics in order to determine, which of the 500 cities reviewed were truly the best. This report used a total of 6 metrics to determine the overall …  Read More

Provo #4 Best Economy #17 Best City for Small Businesses

Provo’s economy has been ranked #4 in the nation in a recent study by ValuePenguin. To determine the best cities in the country for small businesses, ValuePenguin looked at 11 data points from eight reputable sources. To determine the best cities for small business ownership, they analyzed factors relating to taxes as well as the economic and …  Read More

Provo is #3 Hottest Housing Market for 2017!

Provo has been ranked #3 Hottest Housing Market for 2017 by Zillow! Zillow looked for places with quickly rising home values, low unemployment rates and strong income growth to determine which markets would heat up over the next 12 months. Provo — one of three Utah markets on the list — has the lowest unemployment rate of …  Read More

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

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