Forbes ranks Utah top in the nation for business

Posted at 10:21 PM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-13 00:21:24-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Forbes Magazine has ranked Utah the top state in the nation for business and careers for the third year in a row.

The magazine says Utah’s economy has expanded about 2 percent each year since 2006. That, coupled with a pro-business climate, companies in Utah benefit from energy costs that are 29 percent below the national average.

The magazine also says that Utah has some notable winter activities and has increased tourism revenue since the 2002 Winter Olympics.