Guess Which State Ranks Third among Best States in the United States?
As is known to all, VAIE has worked with the State Government of Utah and the local Board of Education, and won their recognition and support. What kind of a state is the State of Utah on earth?
The State of Utah
Founded as the 45th state of the United States of America on January 4, 1896, the State of Utah is located in the Western United States. Major cities in the State of Utah are the Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo. The Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau and the Great Salt Lake Dessert span over the State of Utah. It has a population of approximately 2.5 million people, about 80% of whom live in its state capital the Salt Lake City. The local population is primarily composed of descendants of the believers of Mormonism (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) and descendants of Nordic immigrants.
The U.S. families generally attach great importance to children’s education. Excellent educational resources in pre-school education, K-12 education and higher education are often valued. Therefore, the educational factor takes up 15.5% of the US News state ranking. The educational level can reflect the ranking of each state in the Top50 Best Education States.
The State of Utah is ranked third in the 2018 State Ranking in Education released by the US News.
The State of Utah is also ranked third in the 2018 State Ranking released by the US News.
Infrastructure of the State of Utah
[Transportation] The Salt Lake City International is well-equipped and offers high levels of services. An aviation hub based on the Salt Lake City has been established. The developed expressway network features 6 interstate expressways that connect the east coast and west coast of the United States.
[Logistics] Thanks to the favorable aviation and land transportation conditions, the State of Utah has developed a relatively complete logistics system. About 10 third-party logistics enterprises have been established in the state. Dozens of logistics related enterprises across the United States have incorporated the State of Utah into their scope of business to offer wide-ranging logistics services. There are a huge number of large warehouses and transportation fleets. In 2017, the transportation and warehousing services in the State of Utah generated a value of USD 4.02 billion, taking up 3.8% of the total GDP in the state.
[Financial Services]The offices of about 10 national banks, dozens of specialized banks and dozens of credit agencies make a complete range of financial and insurance institutions in the State of Utah. Financial services are conveniently accessible. In 2007, the financial and insurance produced a value of USD 9.966 billion, taking up 9.4% of the total GDP in the state.
[Tourism] The State of Utah is known for its abundant tourism resources. In addition to the Red Canyon for hiking, there are 16 world-class ski resorts and open waters, 5 national parks, 44 state parks and relics, 6 national monuments, 7 state-operated forest areas.
[Real Estate] The State of Utah offers comfortable houses at a price lower than the average level of the United States. In 2007, the real estate industry had a value to USD 11.989 billion, marking a 9.4% growth from last year and taking up 11.3% of the total GDP in the state.
According to USA Today, Provo in the State of Utah is one of the 3 most economically developed cities in the United States as evidenced by a report released by the Milken Institute.
Provo, the State of Utah
Creating 5,500 new job opportunities from 2011 to 2016, Provo has become a cradle of technological development in the United States. It’s home to the Adobe Digital Marketing Division staffed with about 1,200 employees. In 2017, a second facility was founded right next to its original office premise, employing 1,260 employees.
Meanwhile, the Brigham Young University in Provo has become an importance source of talents for the local science and technology enterprises, creating a development environment for the startups. Thus far, this University has incubated several technology enterprises, including the software tycoon Qualtrics with a market value of USD 2.5 billion.
Here is a summary of the State of Utah:
1. VAIE has forged a strong partnership with the Utah State Board of Education and school districts to provide students with a safe learning environment. Thanks to a highly educated local population composed of 80% Caucasians and a rich local religious atmosphere, it’s highly safe.
2. The State of Utah has a high level of education, as can be seen from its 14 colleges and universities, including the renowned University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, Logan and Utah State Agricultural College, Logan. The University of Utah is the oldest research institute in the west of the Mississippi River Basin. The Brigham Young University ranks 70th among the United States Universities in 2007, and its Business School ranks 10th among the United States Business Schools. Furthermore, the State of Utah boasts of 718 public elementary and middle schools.
3. All school districts cooperating with VAIE are century-old schools districts located in rich areas embracing high quality educational resources.