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-- to Forbes fourteenth annual list the number one city is.
Provo Utah yes that's Citi has a sixteen billion dollar economy that's also home to Brigham young university for scratching your head about this.
Here to explain why this is the town to be -- joining us now -- -- fox -- exclusive from -- the city's mayor John.
Curtis first of all congratulations.
Their Curtis this is certainly nice especially from an organization what -- which.
Looks very on emotionally at these kinds of things have one of the things that they -- is not just the obvious which is a very low unemployment rate which is at about five point 4%.
But an opportunity for career growth in a place for businesses to stay and start and grow.
What is it about pro -- that makes it so good.
Well I and I believe at the very heart of it is our quality of life we have something is just fantastic turn Provo.
Are recreational opportunities are unmatched we have a mountain to our east -- -- -- Westin river the runs through with a beautiful trail.
Were considered a very friendly place people to come to -- even visitors call home here.
And we have a have a real focus on progress this extremely educated workforce that that work ethic is very high.
We many of us because second language just a great place to have a business.
-- let's talk about some of the businesses that have felt that way there's a company called new skin these are publicly traded by the way we have the CEO of new skin on there's a company called Ancestry.Com.
The list goes on nature's sunshine Alpine air there's a company called -- technology RZTIQ.
These are all companies that have established their headquarters there but then you've got semiconductor equipment makers that have.
But plants there are a lot of people coming but again you've got Brigham young and that of course turns -- -- a highly educated workforce but talk talk specifically about.
The ability to start a business there one of the complaints and problems across the US is that there are too many regulations.
That make it very difficult for people entrepreneurs to start businesses and hire people.
Do you have fewer -- how is that possible.
Well I'm a former business -- -- nice concerning understand which are saying.
One of the things it's excited about our economy is a lot of our success is coming from existing businesses these are.
Some of them are businesses that move in that billion of them are businesses that were started here in have been successful.
And to me that's that's what we really celebrated those businesses that started in this area and have found great -- here.
Whittle you hear about to Provo is low business costs -- you can stand by just a minute we're gonna take a quick commercial break and we will be back with the man who runs the Citi that Forbes said.
Is the best for starting businesses and just having a great career state -- the bear.
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