Rankings and Comparisons
Utah Tops the List of Happiest States in America 2016
Brief highlights of key rankings and headlines for the City of Orem and the State of Utah.
If you have never been to Orem we invite you to see for yourself how much better life is in Orem. Here are some of the recognitions our city has been presented with recently.
|1||Provo-Orem MSA||2017 Best Cities for Successful Aging||Milken Institute|
|1||Provo-Orem MSA||2016 America's Best Cities for Raising a Family||Forbes|
|1||Orem||2016 & 2017 Top 10 Cities for Working Parents||SmartAsset|
|1||Provo-Orem MSA||2016 The Most Entrepreneurial Small and Mid-Size Metros||SmartAsset|
|1||Provo-Orem MSA||The Best Midsize Cities for Jobs 2017||Forbes|
|1||Provo-Orem MSA||2014 Best Well-Being||Gallup|
|2||Provo-Orem MSA||2016 Best Performing Cities||Milken Institute|
|2||Provo-Orem MSA||2016 Best Cities for Job Growth||Newgeography|
|3||Provo-Orem MSA||America's Fastest Growing Cities 2017||Forbes|
|3||Orem||Best Cities of 2016||Smart Asset|
|12||Provo-Orem MSA||2013 Most Secure Midsize Cities||Farmers Insurance|
|14||Orem||2017 Best Places to Live in America||Time Money|
|19||Orem||The 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child 2017||Safewise|
Utah #1 “Best State for Business”
Forbes Magazine released its annual “Best States for Business and Careers” ranking. Rankings are based on six primary categories: business costs, economic climate, growth prospects, labor, quality of life and regulatory environment.
Best States for Business
Source: Forbes Magazine, Best States for Business and Careers (2015)
Utah 1st for its “Economic Outlook”
ALEC-Laffer once again ranked Utah 1st in the nation for its Economic Outlook. The report compares all 50 states based on such factors as overall tax burden, workers’ compensation costs and tax policy changes.
Highest Ranked for Economic Outlook
Utah 1st for “Top 10 Pro-Business States”
Pollina Corporate once again ranked Utah 1st in the nation as a top pro-business state. The ranking was based on 32 key factors, including taxes, government, energy costs and incentive programs.
Top Pro-Business States
Utah #3 Best Business Climate
Business Facilities ranked Utah #2 overall for its pro-business climate. The ranking was based on such criterion as unemployment rates, changes in population, education of the workforce and business tax climate.
Top Pro-Business Climate States
Utah 1st in Job Growth
HIS Global Insight projects that the state will have the highest average annual job growth rate in the nation through 2017.