Over 4,900 Information Technology & Life Science companies operate in Utah providing nearly 66,000 high-paying jobs
Average technology salary is 58% higher than statewide average annual nonagricultural wage
Combined Information Technology and Life Science industries in Utah generate $3.5 billion in annual wages
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Technology Landscape: Most technology companies in Utah are located in Salt Lake County with 2,362 companies, followed by Utah County second with 875 companies.
Competitiveness: From 2004-2005, Utah ranked higher in technology industry growth (# of new business establishments) than Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington, and the U.S. Total. In technology employment growth, Utah ranked #1 compared to 5 western states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington) and the U.S. Total. Utah also ranks very high on a per capita comparison.
Utah #1 - "Most Dynamic Economy in the Nation" (Kauffman 2007 State New Economy Index
Utah #1 - "Best Managed State" (USA Today, July 2007)
Utah #2 - "Best State for Business" (Forbes, July 2007)
Utah #3 - "Best State for Business" (CNBC, July 2007)
Utah #5 - "Top Ten Pro-Business States" (Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States 2007
Salt Lake City #1 - "Best City for Job Seekers" (Forbes, Oct 2007)