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
Has the lowest tax burden of all the states at 8.7% and the lowest gasoline tax (12.25 cents), earning it the title of Best State to Live in On Tax Day. Via Livability
Alaska sees 2.07 million visitors annually, spending nearly 2 billion dollars, via Alaska Office Of Tourism
Anchorage was named one of National Geographic's Best Trips of 2017
Home to eight national parks
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.