The beans have been spilled. The cat is out of the bag. The lid has been taken off. Apply any and all idioms and colloquial metaphors to the fact that Salt Lake City is no longer a well-kept secret.

We know we are fortunate to live and work in Salt Lake City. SLC have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country (which is a good challenge). We have quick and easy access to world-class skiing and outdoor activities, an international airport (and one that comes with its own list of awards and rankings), public transportation, and a very, very underrated night life. All of this with a picturesque skyline nestled up to the beautiful Wasatch Mountain Range that truly maintains a post card quality year-round.

WE know what a gem Salt Lake City is, and thanks to a flood of well-deserved national rankings in the first half of 2017, the rest of the nation knows it as well. Take a look at this remarkable list of accolades we’ve assembled recently.

#1 America’s Best Cities for Young Professionals (Forbes)
#1 City for Millennial Home Buyers (
#1 Cities Poised to Become Tomorrow’s Tech Meccas (Forbes)
#2 Best Large Cities to Start a Business (WalletHub)
#6 Best Job Markets for New College Grads (ZipRecruiter)
#10 Best Places to Live (U.S. News)
#11 Tech and STEM Related Job Growth (New Geography)

A few more from the end of 2016:
#7 Top Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)
#11 Best-Performing Cities (Milken Institute)
#12 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America (Niche)

A couple more for Utah:
#1 Best State for Business (Forbes)
#8 Most Innovative States (WalletHub)

Is it bragging of everyone else is saying it? It certainly does feel like the rest of the country is on to us, so, don’t be surprised to see some new faces out and about in Salt Lake City! A (welcomed) downside to all of this will be missing all of the silly questions people ask about Salt Lake City when they found out that’s where you live.

*Blog post contributed by William Wright