Utahns able to improve their lives better than most of nation, data shows

10 October 2012 Published in What's New?

When Utahns hit hard times, they are better positioned than much of the nation to find a road up and out, newly released data shows.

Utah rates 16th on the 2012 Opportunity Index, a conglomerate of factors that portray how upwardly mobile residents in 2900 counties around the nation are likely to be.

"Overall, in all indicators, Utah is doing better than average but still has room for improvement," said Elizabeth Roy, deputy director of Opportunity Nation, a national campaign aimed at expanding economic opportunity and mobility throughout the 50 states.

pdfUtahns able to improve their lives better than most of nation (Salt Lake Tribune, 10-10-12)