2018: Salt Lake City, UT
Nestled on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and overlooking the largest inland lake in the western US, Salt Lake is home to a pioneering past and an exciting future. Salt Lake has grown in population, cultural diversity, and accolades.
As the capital city of Utah, Salt Lake City is the economic and cultural hub of the state and the Intermountain West. A talented and skilled workforce, unparalleled access to world-class recreation opportunities, and an entrepreneurial spirit position Salt Lake City for economic success in a global economy. Labeled as the Silicon Slopes, Salt Lake City is home to a buzzing tech scene; between that and the other booming businesses in the city, downtown Salt Lake has been brought to life like never before.
Though Salt Lake City is considered a mid-sized market with approximately 198,000 residents, more than 1-million people live in the greater metropolitan area. It also boasts one of the youngest populations in the country.