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The Impact of High-Density Apartments on Surrounding Single-Family Home Values in Suburban Salt Lake County

New, dense housing continues to be a point of conflict […]

February 22, 2021
Shifting Foundations: A Contemporary History of Utah Households

Utah’s signature demographics have long distinguished its households in the […]

February 19, 2021
Utah’s Economically Disadvantaged Students: A review of the data and the role of education

Many Utah children face economic hardship leading to significantly worse […]

February 17, 2021
The State of Utah’s Travel and Tourism Industry, 2020 (Tri-Fold Brochure)

In 2019, travelers and tourists spent a record $10.06 billion […]

February 10, 2021
Utah Travel & Tourism County Profiles, 2019

Visitor spending generated $336.9 million in direct tax revenue, including […]

U.S. Census Bureau 2015-2019 5-Year American Community Survey Estimates

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that […]

January 19, 2021
2021 Economic Report to the Governor

The Utah Economic Report to the Governor serves as the […]

January 12, 2021
2021 Economic Report to the Governor: Highlights

Utah’s decade long expansion, the longest on record, ended in […]

Utah Informed: Visual Intellection for 2021

“You may not be interested in the virus, but the […]

The COVID-19 Economic Risk Index

Notwithstanding having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the […]

January 11, 2021