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Utah ranks highly on US Chamber economy report

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah has earned the most top 10 rankings of any state in a new economic report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah has earned the most top 10 rankings of any state in a new economic report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Gov. Gary Herbert told attendees at the chamber's Jobs Summit in Washington Wednesday that the state is friendly to employers and prioritizes job growth. He also praised Utah's educated, multi-lingual workforce.

The Enterprising States report released at the Jobs Summit puts Utah as No. 2 for top future boom states, No. 2 for business birth rate, and No. 2 for export growth.

It also pegs the state as No. 3 in higher education efficiency and No. 10 for higher education degree output.

The report puts Utah in the top five in all three of its job growth measures, including short-term, long-term, and science and technology.

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