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Lehi is at the epicenter of a boom that’s responsible for a whopping 5% of Utah’s nation-leading job growth.
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Lehi is booming with more on the way!
It’s no secret that Utah County is in the “driver’s seat” for Utah’s economy (Carley Porter, Daily Herald, 3/18/19), and Lehi is at the epicenter of a boom that’s responsible for a whopping 5% of Utah’s nation-leading job growth. The years 2016-2019 have brought Vivint Solar Headquarters, Boomsourcing, Solutionreach, Podium, WeWork, Young Living Headquarters, and Micron’s final buildout (currently 2.5 million square feet of manufacturing space).
Marshall’s and Harmons have brought more retail to Traverse. Dozens of restaurants have opened around Lehi, including R&R BBQ, Tsunami, Braza Grill, Taqueria 27, SlapFish, Café Rio, and coming soon, StrapTank. There are more than a million more square feet of space currently under
construction, including Adobe Phase 2, Lehi Tech Center, North Slope, Thanksgiving Stations 2 & 3, Innovation Pointe Building 2, and Traverse Ridge Center. Marshall’s and Harmon’s have opened.
The future looks just as bright for Lehi and surrounding areas. According to the Gardner Policy Institute’s Economic Projections Summary from July 2017, by 2065 “Utah County is projected to add 576,000 jobs and increase its share of total state employment from 17 percent to nearly one quarter (24 percent) of all state jobs. This is an increase of 185 percent, the highest growth rate among counties. One in three of the state’s new jobs are projected to be in Utah County.” And since we’re currently only at 50-60% buildout, a huge share of those new jobs will be headed to Lehi. It’s crucial to plan now for the wave of growth to continue.