Utah Ranks Number 1 in Report Measuring Economic Outlook

Utah ranks No. 1 in Economic Outlook, according to the ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index.


The Economic Outlook Ranking is a forecast based on a state’s current standing in 15 state policy variables. Each of these factors is influenced directly by state lawmakers through the legislative process. Generally speaking, states that spend less—especially on income transfer programs—and states that tax less—particularly on productive activities such as working or investing—experience higher growth rates than states that tax and spend more.