Utah's Thriving Technology Industry

Utah’s excellent business climate and low cost-of-living have created a space for the technology industry to thrive. From Fortune 500 corporations to up-and-coming startups, technology companies are flocking to the Silicon Slopes and finding great success.

Utah’s demand for technology professionals has proven beneficial for MSIS students and graduates. Whether you’re seeking employment in or out of Utah, the opportunities available in the Silicon Slopes can add clout to your resume and prepare you for the next steps in your career.

Learn more about Utah’s technology industry and recent happenings below.

Salt Lake City Named Top City Poised to Become Tomorrow's Tech Mecca

Business leaders highlight Salt Lake’s “business-friendly climate fostered through the region’s cultural roots of self-sufficiency and industriousness.”

Forbes, March 2017

Salt Lake Named Top Hot Startup City Outside of San Francisco and New York

“Tech companies such as Adobe and Workday are moving to ‘Silicon Slopes’ in droves.”

Entrepreneur, 2017

Utah Named 2016 Top State for Business

“The economic impact of Utah’s rapidly expanding technology sector and the unprecedented partnerships…will secure the state’s economy for decades to come.”

Utah Business, July 2016

Utah Leads the Country with Thriving Tech Workforce

“From large, multi-campus companies to promising startups, Silicon Slopes offers a promising climate for businesses. The entire tech industry has its eyes on Utah.”

CNBC, July 2016

Utah Tech Jobs Saw a 20% Salary Increase, 2011-2015

“The competition for tech talent today is undeniable…Employers realize offering competitive pay is a necessity.”

Dice.com, January 2016

Demand Outpacing Supply of Utah Tech and Engineering Grads

“Currently, there is a constant demand for developers or engineers.”

Deseret News, February 2015

Overstock Adding More Than 300 IT Jobs

“The information technology positions that previously had been contracted out of state will be brought back to Utah over the next decade.”

Deseret News, August 2014

Oracle to Bring 351 High-Tech Jobs to Utah

“Oracle’s decision is another sign of Utah’s emergence as a ‘tech hot spot.'”

Salt Lake Tribune, June 2014


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