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State Leaders Address Growth And Sustainability In Utah

Utah continues to be the fastest-growing state in the nation and state leaders are shedding light on what's being done to address growth and sustainability.The changing skylines and large number of businesses opening along the Wasatch Front are proof that companies want to be here. According to Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity spokesperson Ben Hart, this is because Utah is seen as a safe place to do business. 


Recently, the legislature wanted stronger coordination and moved to develop the ‘Unified Economic Opportunity Commision.’ Hart says it is the policy response to the growth and sustainability questions.


Hart says while Utah’s economy is trending back toward normal, the governor’s team sees sustainability in all aspects as the most important topic to consider moving forward. 

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!