By Brice Wallace
Without proper planning, the Point of the Mountain area is on a course that could prompt economic trouble for the state.
That’s a conclusion of a recent report compiled by Envision Utah and released by the Point of the Mountain Development Commission that indicates that by 2050, conditions in the area would be so severe that both companies and workers would look elsewhere.
“Utah is less attractive to high-quality employees and employers because of increased cost of living, poor air quality and lack of urban living opportunities, among other factors that many employees and employers consider when relocating,” the report said, envisioning a scenario in which the area advances on its current path without strategic planning. “Because they are unable to find enough local talent or recruit people to come to Utah, many companies choose other states or countries when expanding or relocating.”