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  • Unsurpassed Quality of Life DP-Bobs_40_andy earl Nestled between Utah Lake and the Wasatch Range, Provo has immediate access to some of the greatest outdoor recreational opportunities in the Mountain West. A rejuvenated downtown and bustling music scene provides unique venues for evening gatherings.

  • High-Tech Hotspot Riverwoods Business Park Recently, The New Yorker proclaimed that Utah is "the next Silicon Valley." Provo punches far above its weight with two of the world's 73 private venture-funded compies with valuations over $2 billion.

  • The Best Place for Business provo town square looking northeast evening_tosh metzger With a $16 billion economy and home to the third-largest private college, Brigham Young University, Forbes has ranked Provo as the best place in America for business and careers.

Downtown ProvoProvo City, Welcome Home.Home to Brigham Young University; hosts of international, Fortune 500 and multi-million dollar companies; world-class recreational and sporting facilities; and as both the largest city and County Seat of Utah County, Provo receives consistent national rankings for job growth, entrepreneurship, affordability and livability. 
AirlinerHighly Connected Whether it is roads, rails or fiber optics, it is easy to discover Provo's connectivity. A Google Fiber community, Provo residents have access to 1 Gigabit speeds. Salt Lake International Airport, located 45 miles north of provo, can be easily accessed by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Commuter Rail Link (FrontRunner) which stretches 80 miles north through Salt Lake County to Ogden, Utah. Provo Municipal Airport (PVU) also operates with commercial carrier Allegiant Air, with regularly scheduled flights to Phoenix/Mesa, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Silicon Slopes Quickly becoming a destination for startups and tech companies, Provo is home to companies likeNovell Bluehost, Novatek, Novell, Qualtrics, and Wavetronix.

One Million CupsOne Million Cups Provo Join us for our weekly meeting held at 9:00 am every Wednesday at Camp4 in the Startup building (100 West and 600 South).   Two local startups each give a 6-minute presentation and engage in 20 minutes of Q&A with a room full of their peers, mentors, service providers, and potential investors.  This is a supportive, neutral space, welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.  Visit the Provo link to see who is presenting or make an application to present.