Utah Tops List in ALEC’s Latest Economic Rankings

The American Legislative Exchange Council says Utah and its capital, Salt Lake City, stand out as the nation’s leader in business and growth.

Reports Watchdog.org:

Salt Lake City and New York City are more than 2,173 miles apart, but they are polar extremes for economic growth, according to a national study released Wednesday.

For the eighth consecutive year, Utah’s economic outlook was rated No. 1 by the American Legislative Exchange Council. New York remained mired in last place, also for the eighth straight year.

In between, the stock of several states rose and fell, based on taxing, spending and regulatory practices tracked by ALEC, a free-market policy center.

“Things are moving quickly in the states, compared to Washington, D.C.,” said Jonathan Williams, co-author of the annual “Rich States, Poor States” report.