Provo, Ogden, Salt Lake Ranked Among Nation’s Top Industry Hubs

The Brookings Institution places three Utah cities, more than any other state, on its list of the hottest 15 metros for advanced industries.

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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.