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Provo, Utah needs no introduction to skiing buffs and the Mormon church.
The town is also quickly becoming one of America’s hottest job markets.
Jobs in the Provo area grew at the fastest pace of any town in the United States last year. It’s unemployment rate is an enviable 2.7%, nearly half the national average of 5%, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Provo’s 5.2% annual jobs growth through November far outpaces the 1.9% gains nationally.
Home to Brigham Young University, Provo is the center of the largest Mormon missionary training center. Ski resorts are minutes away and its Peaks Ice Arena was a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002.
But that’s not where the jobs growth story lies.
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