- Ranked number one state for business by Forbes, 24/7 Wall St. and CNBC
- Ranks number five among states for it's growth, 85%, from 2010-2015 with 66% of Utah's growth due to natural increase with the highest birth rate in the nation. (Via Utah Business Magazine)
- Ranked number two state for growth prospects by Forbes
- Home to Silicon Slopes, "a hotbed of tech entrepreneurship, plucky start-ups and impressive software companies" that includes companies such as Adobe, eBay, Qualtrics, IM Flash, Vivint, Xactware, NuSkin, Domo, Workfront, & Overstock
- The American Legislative Exchange Council ranked Utah with the Best Overall Economic Outlook for 2016
- A highly educated state with 91.4% of the population with a high school diploma (ranked #12) and 31% having a bachelor's degree or higher (ranking #16) via Utah Business Magazine
- Ranked the number 12 best state for business by Forbes
- Ranked number five by CNBC for Business Friendliness, measuring the freedom of the state's legal and regulatory frameworks for businesses and number six for Cost of Doing Business.
- Boise is ranked the number 13 best place for business and careers by Forbes
- Kiplinger forecasted Idaho to have the fastest job growth in 2016 with a job growth percentage of 3.5 and 23,580 new jobs.
- Boise is ranked among the Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, Top 100 Best Places to Live and Top 50 Best Downtowns by Livability
- CNN ranked Wyoming as the best state to retire in by factoring weather, cost of living, crime, quality of healthcare, state and local taxes, and general well being.
- Named the number four Best State to Live in on Tax Day having the lowest beer tax and excise tax collection in the country, via Livability
- The economy is greatly comprised of tourism, the state seeing 10.5 million visitors in 2015, a 4.2 percent increase from 2014.
- The third best state for starting a business, according to CNN.