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Life in Utah

Nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains is the capital of the state of Utah, which proudly hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Nine distinct ski & snowboard resorts are nestled in the mountains above Salt Lake City, all within an hour’s drive of campus. The U is within a half-day’s drive of five national parks.

While locals proudly proclaim Utah’s powder “the greatest snow on Earth,” that boast has nothing on some of the accolades that have come to the state because of its strong business environment and economy.

The American Economic Development Institute named Utah the “No. 1 pro-business state” in the country, the first state west of the Mississippi River to earn that recognition from the nonpartisan think tank, which noted the state’s leadership in economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The same work ethic and spirit of innovation that helped Utah’s pioneers settle the West are now helping Utah’s economy thrive. The students and faculty of the David Eccles School of Business are helping lead the way.

Salt Lake City

The University of Utah campus is perched above the thriving Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Salt Lake City has evolved from a small outpost in the Wild West into a vibrant metropolis that boasts an excellent business climate, incredible natural beauty, world-class arts and entertainment opportunities, and a standard of living that can’t be beat anywhere in the United States.

As the cultural hub of the Intermountain West, Salt Lake City pulses with a diverse music scene and dynamic nightlife throughout the year, along with theater, dance and opera. Salt Lake City is also home to 14 award-winning microbreweries, numerous local coffee roasters, many top-tier food markets and dozens of first-rate restaurants. Ranging from casual to haute, from inexpensive to high-end, the cuisine of Utah is both the cuisine of the world and world-class.

The annual Sundance Film Festival, arguably the most important festival of its kind, is held each January in and around Salt Lake City. Professional sports teams fill area stadiums and arenas for basketball, soccer, baseball and hockey throughout the year.