Defense industry is big business for Utah, Gardner study finds

The defense industry is big business in Utah – over $9 billion each year according to new research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

That’s about 109,000 jobs supported directly or indirectly by the defense industry within the state and roughly 6 percent of total state jobs. Read more about the data collected and what it means for Utah’s economy in the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune.

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