Tag: rural divide

Commentary: Utah needs to reach across its urban-rural divide

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. In Utah, it pays to be part of the crowd. The state is the ninth most urbanized in the nation, with 90 percent of the people packed together on just 1 percent of the land — mostly along the Wasatch Front. And along the Wasatch Front, business is booming. According to the Utah Economic Council’s 2019 Economic Report to

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A tale of 2 Utahs: Group hopes lawmakers take steps to tackle urban, rural divide

This article originally appeared in The Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — The Wasatch Front economy is booming, and Utah as a whole enjoys one of the lowest jobless rates in the nation. That is one snapshot of the state. The other view, that of rural Utah, is a starkly different profile with some counties experiencing a stagnant economy, high poverty rates

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