WASHINGTON, D.C. – At today’s U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined the Governor’s Roundtable to discuss issues outlined in the Enterprising States 2014 report and why Utah is succeeding. In the annual report, Utah earned the most top 10 and top 25 rankings in the 33 categories measured in the study.

“Utah is united behind the goal that 66 percent of our working population will have a college degree or post-secondary certificate by the year 2020,” said Gov. Herbert. “In addition, we are focusing on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to better align the skills of Utahns with the growing needs of the job market.”

Top five in all three job growth measures – Long-term; Short-term; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

The report highlights Utah as a top state in numerous areas related to academia, including:

#3 in Higher-ed degree output
#7 in High-tech share of all businesses
#7 in High School Advanced Placement scores
#8 in Productivity growth
#8 in Cost of living
#8 in College affordability
#10 Academic R&D intensity


For the full report, visit www.enterprisingstates.com and for the original press release visit here.