Important Economic Development Statistics:
the unemployment rate has decreased while the poverty rate has increased,
suggesting wage stagnation among those who are employed.
County is home to 37% of Utah’s population and around 50% of the State’s
non-farm jobs, adding over 21,000 non-farm jobs between November 2015 and
County accounts for 47% of Utah’s exports, 30% of which are from one industry.
foreign investment and increasing exports has potential to stimulate wage
Outcome 4: Municipalities implement
streamlined building permit procedures, saving developers time and resources.
Outcome 5: Salt Lake County residents
have access to job training opportunities to earn a higher wage.
Outcome 6: Salt Lake County businesses
partner with higher education to ensure access to a skilled workforce with
Outcome 7: Salt Lake County and its
municipalities collaborate on economic development strategies on a regional