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Provo Shines as the #1 Boomtown in America

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

According to a comprehensive study by Checkr, which analyzed data from all 381 US metro areas, Provo has been crowned as America’s biggest boomtown! Let's take a moment to understand what this means for us, for you, and for the future of Provo.

What Does Being a “Boomtown” Mean for Provo?

For those unfamiliar with the term, a "boomtown" signifies a city that undergoes rapid economic growth within a short period.

Provo clinched the title with an exceptional Boomtown Score of 37! Our city excelled in key metrics like an increase in the number of businesses, ranking #2; and a remarkable labor force growth, placing us at #6.

What Does This Recognition Mean for Provo Residents?

This accolade isn’t just a statistic; it's a testament to the hard work, tenacity, and vision of each resident and business in Provo. The thriving sectors have generated a plethora of job opportunities, beckoning professionals and skilled workers. Moreover, being recognized as a boomtown means that Provo will continue to attract investment, further expanding our economic growth. It’s not just a badge of honor, but a promise of an even brighter future.

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Aug 20, 2023

I’m physically disabled and with all of this added growth it makes it harder for me to get around. Increase in traffic and demand for parking stalls for disabled shoppers is getting to be a problem.


Aug 18, 2023

While Provo is booming, so are our expenses in auto insurance and property taxes. More than 50% of our property taxes are going to schools due to population increases. I agree with other concerns in the comments as well. Thank you for that.


Aug 18, 2023

I’m sure California had many boon towns in the past- look at them now. I am concerned that too much growth too fast will ruin our community. Increased traffic, increased crime, and decreased ability to enjoy many of it’s natural beauties.


Aug 18, 2023

I don't see all this development as a plus. Why is attracting more people and businesses a plus? It makes for more crowded roads and facilities and lower quality of life in my opinion.

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