Utah Recognized Nationally for Economic Outlook (Again)
by Joel Carson
Utah Real Estate
SLBR 2012 ‘Salesperson of the Year’
Utah has once again received accolades for its economic outlook. For six years running, the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Rich States, Poor States report ranks the state No. 1 in the nation. The designation was announced in late May at the Utah Taxpayers Association’s 2012 Utah Taxes Now Conference.
A sunny economic outlook makes this a great time buy a Utah home, build a business and invest in your family’s future here.
‘Utah’s economic policies have remained strong, and because of their firm commitment to economic growth and competitiveness, they’ve ranked first in all six editions of our report,’ ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform Director Jonathan Williams said in a report published online. Williams co-authored the report with Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, Wall Street Journal senior economics writer. Laffer is a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan.
The report looks at trends in state economic growth. There are 15 equally weighted policy variables including tax rates, regulatory burdens and labor policies.
‘Rich States, Poor States provides insight and research into what state policies are shown to be effective in creating job growth and economic stability,’ said Laffer said. ‘The report is intended to be a resource for state lawmakers, citizen groups and all those who are interested in learning how to improve the economic health of their state.’
This, the sixth edition, focuses on the growing momentum in state capitals for fundamental pro-growth tax and pension reform.
In a May 13 Deseret News article by Emilee Eagar, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is quoted as saying regulation reform is key, and that’s why he has eliminated or modified 368 regulations during his time as governor. He said the changes send the message that Utah is open for business.
It is clear big businesses agree with the outlook as more and more of them are eager to call Utah home.
If you are considering buying a Utah home for sale, or commercial real estate for sale, you might want to peruse the long list of accolades bestowed upon the conservative state last year alone. You’ll find a long and detailed list on the State Office of Economic Development’s website.
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