Herbert said, “As Governor I have worked hard to create an economic environment in which our economy can grow, and good paying jobs are increasingly available to those ready and willing to work.
Under my watch Utah added over 36,000 jobs to our economy in 2011, we reduced the unemployment rate 2.3% from the peak of 8%—2.6% below the national average and we were once again recognized by Forbes Magazine has named Utah as the Best state for Business and Careers.
My pledge to the citizens of Utah is to continue to work diligently to keep Utah moving forward," Herbert said.
· Utah has been named the #1 U.S. state for business and careers by Forbes Magazine.
· Fortune Magazine recently named Utah’s capitol city, Salt Lake City, as one of the 15 hottest new cities for business in the world – one of only two U.S. cities to make the list.
· Salt Lake City was also recognized by the Brookings Institution – a respected Washington think tank – as having the most productive workers in the country.
· For four years in a row, Utah has been named as the state with the best economic outlook in the U.S.
· We have also been named the #1 state for economic dynamism by the Kaufman Foundation.
· We have been named the most inventive state in the U.S. by Money Magazine.
· And, we have been named the best managed state in the nation by the Pew Center on the States.