Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 31st-most-populous, and 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million, approximately 80% of whom live along the Wasatch Front, centering on the state capital Salt Lake City. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the gross state product of Utah in 2012 was US$130.5 billion, or 0.87% of the total United States GDP of US$14.991 trillion for the same year. The per capita personal income was $45,700 in 2012. Major industries of Utah include: mining, cattle ranching, salt production, and government services. The top cities are Salt Lake City (186,440), West Valley City (129,480), Provo (112,488), West Jordan (103,712), Orem (88,328), Sandy (87,461), Ogden (82,825), St. George (72,897), Washington (67,311) and Taylorsville (58,652).
State Department of Agriculture
With roots dating to 1921, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is one of the State’s oldest agencies. It oversees dozens of legislatively mandated programs that promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, the conservation of our natural resources and the protection of our food supply.
Utah’s Own: Utah’s Own helps you find quality local products, protect the environment, and strengthen Utah’s economy. Utah’s Own also helps local food companies with business-to-business networking, resourceful training and credible local branding.
Buy Local First: Organized in 2006 by a small group of volunteer business owners and community-minded residents, Local First Utah was one of the first local business alliances in the nation. Today, with thousands of locally owned and independent business partners, we work on the forefront of the “buy local” movement in Utah. Local businesses are the backbone of any community. It is nearly impossible to imagine our neighborhoods, our towns and our cities here in Utah without them.
Other Related Programs
Utah Makes is a site that sells a variety of quality products made by local Utah craftsmen. These products showcase the uniqueness, ingenuity, and ability found only in Utah. The skilled business men and women behind these products are your friends and neighbors building our local Utah economy.