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

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 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

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