April 28, 2016
by Candace Keller

Utah’s Manufacturing Industry has Competitive Advantages

As a state, Utah is a hub to the major western cities and states, as well as a central point for distribution between the Canada and Mexico borders.  Salt Lake City is the first location in the United States where the three major rail lines leaving Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles ports meet.  Two major interstates, I-80 and I-15, cross in Salt Lake City.

Utah has a wealth of education resources, ranking 3rd in the nation in population growth, and is the youngest state in the nation.*

The state has a very pro-business climate and companies benefit from energy costs that are 26% below the national average and third lowest in the U.S.  Utah is ranked 1st in the nation as Best States for Business, and 5th in Business Costs.**


SOURCES: * U.S. Census Bureau ** Forbes, and edcUtah