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Retail Sales and the Pandemic: A Most Remarkable Year

This research brief examines 2020 retail trade sales in the […]

July 6, 2021
Blog: Summer 2021 in Utah: Tourism Up, Staffing Down

By: Jennifer Leaver Note: The opinions expressed are those of […]

July 1, 2021
Ivory-Boyer Construction Report, First Quarter 2021

Construction activity continued its record-setting pace in an unconventional economic […]

June 28, 2021
Moving Past Net Migration: Demographic Characteristics of Utah’s Recent Migrants

Migration is becoming a more reliable component of Utah’s population […]

Blog: The Ins and Outs of Utah’s Migrants

By: Emily Harris, Demographer I moved to Utah at the […]

Back to Baseline: Utah’s Tourism Economy Rebounds Post-Pandemic

One year since the arrival of COVID in the U.S. […]

June 25, 2021
Blog: Utah’s Challenge

By: Phil Dean Note: The opinions expressed are those of […]

Blog: Diversity in Utah’s Health Care Workforce

By: Levi Pace and Laura Summers Note: The opinions expressed […]

June 22, 2021
Blog: Utah’s Households are Recovering from the Adverse Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19

By: Eric Albers and Hannah Keating Note: The opinions expressed […]

June 16, 2021
A Time to Build: Physical, Human, and Social Capital (Presentation)

Now is a time to build – both in our […]