UVEF “Top 25 Under Five” Make Utah Thrive

It is my privilege to volunteer as Public Relations Chair for UVEF. Today, at an awards luncheon attended by more than 150 business leaders, government representatives, investors and entrepreneurs, the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) announced winners of its 2008 “Top 25 Under Five” Award. This award spotlights outstanding Utah entrepreneurs from across the state.

Nutritional supplements and cosmetics provider Agel Enterprises (www.agel.com) was recognized as the number one performer among Top 25 nominees.  The winners this year represent a combined contribution of more then 900 jobs and $225 million in revenue to the state. No wonder our state is doing well!

Check out this Webcast for UVEF Chair Shauna Theobald’s take on how UVEF and Utah entrepreneurs contribute to Utah’s thriving business climate. Ranked #3 nationally for job growth, the state is breathing rarified air among other struggling state economies.

Utah Valley was recently ranked in the “10 Best Cities to Live, Work, Play” according to Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine.  Here’s a list of other accolades garnered in Utah Valley that contribute to a great business climate:  

  • Most growth potential in key markets over the next decade – Sales & Marketing Management

  • America‘s most livable community – Money Magazine
  • No. 1 community in its population group for high-growth companies – National Commission on Entrepreneurship

  • One of the nation’s best areas for job growth – Forbes

  • One of the top 20 best places to live and work – Employment Review Magazine (May 2000)

  • No. 1 “Entrepreneurial Hot Spot” in the nation for the next 20 years – Cognetics

  • 12th best place in America to raise a family – Reader’s Digest

  • Fourth fastest-growing economy in the nation – U.S. Conference of Mayors

Source: www.cedo.org

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.

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