In Utah, we are fortunate to have steady job growth along with sound fiscal and economic policies. Hence, it is fitting that in April the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, once again ranked Utah No. 1 for its economic prospects. That's the fifth consecutive year ALEC has ranked Utah #1. We do know how to keep taxes low, limit unnecessary regulatory burdens and provide a stable environment for businesses to flourish. Our economy shows it and other organizations recognize it.
According to the ALEC-Laffer State Economic Index, called "Rich States, Poor States," Utah has the best economic outlook of any state in the nation. The ranking was determined by an analysis of 15 variables, including tax rates, tax burden, number of public employees and minimum wage.
Kudos to the many people that have contributed to Utah' economic outlook and helped Utah to consistently rank #1.