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February 5, 2013

Contact: Mayor Mike Caldwell

Ogden Makes Forbes’ List of America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities

OGDEN– Forbes has ranked Ogden No. 20 on its list of “America’s 20 Fastest Growing Cities.” Forbes started with the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas and rated the geographic areas based on six metrics, including population growth, job growth, and the rate of economic growth for 2012. The magazine also factored in federal unemployment data and median salaries for local college-educated workers.

Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell stated: “Those of us that have chosen to make Ogden the place to live, work, play and learn understand how special and unique our community is. Making the Top Places list in Forbes 3 times in the past year is an amazing recognition for our community. Forbes also recognized Ogden as one of the Best Cities for Raising a Family (#8) and one of the best places for Business and Careers (#6) and we should all be very proud of that”.

Utah has also become a frequent visitor to the Forbes list, being ranked for the 3rd year running as the best state for business and careers.  According to Forbes, “Utah boasts an economy that has expanded 2.3 percent annually since 2006, compared to a national rate of 0.5 percent. It logged the fifth-highest rate of population growth last year, according to the Census Bureau.”