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Utah Ranked Best Economy in U.S.

24/7 Wall Street recently ranked Utah as having the best economy in the nation. The financial analysis publication ranked all 50 states’ economies based on several important metrics, including 5 year annualized GDP and unemployment growth rate. Utah placed first in the 2020 rankings, after taking third the previous year.  The state was propelled to […]

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Governor Herbert’s 2020 Budget Plan

It is no secret Utah is succeeding economically. Our economy is thriving, our population is expanding, and our state revenue has reached a record high. With all this prosperity, we need to plan strategically to combat the challenges of our own success. The $19 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that I have proposed addresses […]

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Energy Development in Utah

Utah is a national leader for energy production ranked 10th in natural gas production, 11th in crude oil production, 14th in coal production, and 1st recoverable oil shale and oil sand reserves. This past year alone, energy development generated roughly $600 million in state and local revenues, with $70 million going directly to support education. Energy jobs […]

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