population: Salt Lake Among Healthiest Housing Markets in the United States - 11/22/11 02:57 PM
Builder Magazine ranks Salt Lake City, Utah as having the third healthiest housing market in the U.S.
Good things happening in the Salt Lake City metropolitain area:
Income growth next year is expected to be one of the best in the country. Job growth this year was 2nd best in the country. (Over 35,000 new jobs last year) Population continues to grow. New companies in a variety of sectors keep moving to town. We have some great colleges, universities and tech colleges in the area. Residential building permits are up 16% (Salt Lake REALTOR Magazine, Nov 2011) Residential home prices are … (2 comments)

population: Best Cities to Weather a Recession? Salt Lake City Among the Top 10 - 11/26/08 10:14 AM
According to a recent BizJournals story on MSN.com, Salt Lake City "would appear to be well situated to confront the recessionary challenges ahead."
The report looks at areas of the country that have undergone rapid growth in the past 10-20 years and are continuing to expand. It asserted population growth as a positive factor in a strong local economy in bad times, and Salt Lake appears to be doing well in that department as well.
The outlook for areas that are undergoing expansion is good because as population grows, infrastructure is needed to support the additional people, and the entire local economy benefits from that … (5 comments)

population: Salt Lake City Utah Population Explosion Predicted - 11/20/08 04:41 PM
The Salt Lake City Board of Realtors published a press release on November 13, 2008 suggesting that the population of the Wasatch Front (Salt Lake Included) is expected to double by the year 2040.
The prognosis was made by Arthur C. Nelson, presidential professor of city and metropolitan planning at the University of Utah.
He suggests that the population of the United States will grow faster than any other nation during that time other than India or Pakistan.
By 2040 the population along the Wasatch Front is predicted to reach 4.2 Million as compared to approximately 2 million people today.
The full article can be … (4 comments)

population: Salt Lake Population Growth (and some other areas in Utah) - 03/28/08 06:03 PM
The following is a very brief excerpt from an article in the Deseret News titled "St. George metro area growth ranks 2nd in U.S." by Deborah Bulkeley and Nancy Perkins Published: Thursday, March 27, 2008 12:29 a.m. MDT.
Although the article speaks mostly about Saint George (an area I don't service, but do send referrals to) it also mentions Salt Lake and some of the surrounding counties which I do cover: 
"The Provo-Orem metro area, which ranks eighth nationally in growth since 2000, ranks 34th in its one-year growth of 2.6 percent. And the Ogden-Clearfield metro area ranked 26th with 2.9 percent growth.
Utah's … (0 comments)

population: Salt Lake County Mayor's State of the County Address - 01/12/08 05:39 PM
Mayor Peter Corroon's State of the County Address gives a glimpse into what makes living in the Salt Lake Area so great.
It gives a brief analysis of each of the following priorities:
GovernmentEconomic DevelopmentNatural EnvironmentQuality of LifePublic SafetyEducationMy favorite part of the speech is the following:
"Salt Lake County is still the most populous county in the state, with an estimated population of more than 1 million. Our county is expected to grow to nearly 1.4 million by the year 2030. And Utah ranks No. 3 in the U.S. for life span with an average of 78.7 years, meaning most of us should … (1 comments)

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