A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Utah's biggest economic issues.

Author:Gochnour, Natalie
Position:Economic Insight

Gov. Gary Herbert hosted the 12th annual Utah Economic Summit last month. Approximately 1,000 Utah business and community leaders attended to learn about and discuss business opportunities in the Beehive State. I was honored to report on the Utah economy.

With a nod to the internationally acclaimed Economist magazine, I worked with a talented graphic designer to create covers for a fictitious Utah Economist magazine. Each cover conveys an important economic issue. I thought Utah Business readers would enjoy seeing these covers and the important message that inspired each one.

Past the Peak

As good as the economy is, it peaked in 2015 and continues on a path of moderation. Wise business leaders will carefully monitor trends and be ready to act on emerging information.

Division, Uncertainty, Disruption

Three words capture several of the challenges in Washington, D.C.-division, uncertainty and disruption. Our economy will be stronger if we unify, create more certainty and welcome needed disruptions.

Falling Behind--The growing needs of low--and middle-income Utahns

We have a moral and ethical obligation to help people in need. One in five moderate--to low-income Utah households face a severe housing cost burden.


We have the greatest snow on earth, but where is it? A disappointing snow year served as a reminder that climate change is real. The challenge is to agree on policies that address it.

The Silent Recession

The plight of rural Utah looms large as eight rural counties continue to contract even as urban...

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