Hi Ho Hi Ho, It's off to work we go ...
~ The 7 Dwarfs
When businesses consider locating in a community it is not unusual for them to ask about the quality of life that the city provides and how their employees might find it appealing. These companies are finding that a worker's personal satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural and intellectual conditions under which they live has a sound effect on bottom-line profitability.
There is an awakening taking place to the benefits of a happy workforce, but what are the underlying factors in making a workforce happy?
* Housing options becomes an obvious leader on a list of factors that bring quality of life. What are the affordability of homes and their varied appeal?
* Schooling is up on top too. This not only applies to the concerns of young families raising children, but notes that institutions of higher education, such as universities and technology colleges, because they provide training opportunities for the workforce, are also important.
* The availability of arts in the community is not overlooked by corporations as they search for a lifestyle of excellence, along with a variety of other entertainment options.
* Shopping and an overall general standard of living is another key element companies investigate before deciding on the establishment of their footprint.
* Landmarks can be important for future marketing purpose and the proximity to indoor and outdoor leisure opportunities are primary to an ever-changing Corporate America.
Utah's outdoors are second to none when it comes to satisfying recreational needs. Cities in Northern Utah provide some of the country's best trail systems, everything from the Bonneville Shoreline trail to the breathtaking mountain views from the DNRGW trail. Both trails interlock communities along their route and are huge enrichments for the area.
We are fortunate to have so many quality of life enhancements around us. It helps in the establishing of a solid, prosperous economy.
Our secret is now known worldwide.
Utah has been recently recognized as the best state in the union for business and careers by Forbes Magazine plus acknowledged by Business Facilities as the state with the best business climate. It is no wonder the Wasatch Front is projected to experience a tremendous growth surge over the next 30 years to accommodate new business and in the onslaught of future opportunities; it would be prudent for us to grow the available features of lifestyle excellence.
Steve Curtis has worked as a business consultant and communication specialist. He is currently mayor of Layton. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.