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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

Provo Bike Challenge Winners 2016

I can’t believe we’re halfway through June and Provo Bike Month is over. These past two weeks we’ve been anxiously waiting for  the National Bike Challenge website to update their leaderboard and I’m excited to announce that they’ve finally publish the results! Thank you to everyone who tracked their mileage during the month of May and participated …  Read More

Provo #1 Most Affordable City for Renters

Provo is ranked #1 most affordable city for renters in the Nation! With rent rising steadily across the country, in many cases renting is no longer an affordable alternative to home buying. As rents climb, many families decide that they’re neither prepared nor interested in making the leap to homeownership. Fortunately, it is still possible to …  Read More

East Bay Golf Course #1 in Utah Valley

Huge thanks for everyone’s votes during the 2016 Best of Utah Valley Competition. I’d like to congratulate East Bay Golf Course for winning the title of #1 Best Golf Course in Utah Valley! Even though I’m not a golfer, I have a great appreciation for the value the course brings into our community. My thanks to those who work …  Read More

Downtown Provo’s Eclectic Food Scene

. I am constantly amazed at the variety of restaurant options we have in downtown Provo. Nowhere else will you find such a diverse collection of quality restaurants. And to prove it, Downtown Provo’s eclectic food scene has been featured in the May/June issue of Zions Bank Community Magazine by Gail Newbold! The article lists the many diverse food offerings (we have …  Read More

Provo #3 Best City for Tech

. According to DataFox, Provo has been ranked #3 Best City for Tech! Helped by strong public-private partnerships, centralized hubs that foster connections and innovation, and capital provided by established businesses, Provo City is an excellent choice for tech workers. DataFox crunched the numbers on nearly 20,000 private companies to find that Provo offers fast-growing businesses, strong fundamentals and affordability …  Read More

I Need Your Votes!

The Golden Post Awards are going on right now and guess what?! I’ve been nominated as one of the top elected officials on social media! If you love reading my blog or enjoy following me on Snapchat, Periscope, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – I would love to get your votes! The contest is based off of who gets the most public votes …  Read More

Huntsman Outclimb Cancer Stair Climb

A shout out to Provo Fire & Rescue for winning the Zions tower climb for air today in SLC. Team members are, Jeanie Budge, Jake Dennison, Andy Hall, Issac Nielson, Koby Hubbs, Josh Forsyth, Jeff Wise and Donny VanMoos. Look for detains tonight on Channel 2 news at 5 .

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