March 16, 2012

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah

Sections

Spotlight
Martin Plaehn

Spotlight
Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

TechKnowledge
In the Lab

EntrepreneurEdge
Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Executive Living
Artful Inspiration

Features
A Breath of Fresh Air

Features
Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Focus
Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism

Players
Players

Article

Heber City Named 5th Fastest-Growing Small Town in America

Press Release

March 16, 2012

Forbes Magazine ranked Heber City No. 5 on its list of America’s fastest-growing small towns. Heber’s population rose 14.6 percent to 23,530 between 2007 and 2010, and residents have a median income of $65,204.

Heber City was the only Western U.S. location listed in the top five and the only Utah municipality in the top 10. Heber’s unemployment rate is well below the national average at 6.6 percent in November 2011.

“Being recognized by Forbes speaks volumes about our community,” said Ryan Starks, Wasatch County director of tourism and economic development. “More families and businesses are choosing to relocate to Heber Valley due to its beautiful surroundings, enviable quality of life, and business-friendly environment.”

Only forty minutes from Salt Lake and 20 minutes from Utah County the Heber Valley is known for its beautiful scenery and many outdoor activities in all seasons of the year. According to Forbes, the area “is a magnet for skiers and fly fishers.”

Forbes also cited that retirees contributed to the rapid growth.

The list was determined by using census data to calculate the population growth between 2007 and 2010 for every Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with fewer than 100,000 people.
(3.16.12)

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
SAMY Awards 2015Utah Business Event
Jan 23, 2015
Utah Business magazine along with Presenting Sponsor Griffin Hill are pleased to present the 201...
Forty Under 40 - 2015Utah Business Event
Feb 26, 2015
Utah Business Magazine along with Presenting Sponsors: Kirton McConkie, BIG-D Construction and Ma...
CEO of the Year 2015 ... NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!Utah Business Event
Mar 31, 2015
CEO of the Year Nominations end - January 7, 2015. Visit: www.utahbusiness.com/nomination_item...
Community Events View All
Anatomy Sketch Night | December 18th
Dec 18, 2014
During his life, Leonardo da Vinci sketched 100's of anatomical drawings of humans and animals. ...
Sandler Management Solutions
Dec 19, 2014
Looking for a way to manage your team systematically and effectively? Sandler Management Solutio...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel