Cost of Doing Business

Aside from the incredible lifestyle and business-friendly climate afforded here in West Valley City, employers have found it to be a great place to do business for one important reason: it costs less to do business here. Compared to other western states, Utah’s labor costs are significantly lower, from workers compensation to wages to unemployment insurance. Our unemployment rate is low and, as a right-to-work state, so is our rate of labor union affiliation. With low labor costs, employers are leveraging more value from the well-educated workforce in West Valley City than they could in other markets.

Utah Statistics


The State of Utah ranks 14th lowest in the nation for cost of doing business


34% lower cost for workers comp than California


7.5% unemployment rate


9% lower cost of wages than national average

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