The Brookings Institution places three Utah cities, more than any other state, on its list of the hottest 15 metros for advanced industries.
Note Kenan Fikri and Mark Muro:
Perhaps Utah really is the place, as its state song says. Provo slips ahead of Ogden and Salt Lake City with the state’s fastest-growing advanced industry sector. Only somewhat facetiously dubbed the “Next Silicon Valley” by the New Yorker, heavily tech-oriented Provo is home to two of the world’s 73 venture-backed firms with valuations of $2 billion or more.