For the second year in a row, Logan was named as the best-performing small city in the country for technology and business, by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. The ranking is based on a survey of 179 cities, and credits Logan with having a “thriving technology sector.” The study evaluates job growth, wages, salaries, and technology output.
In addition to the Milken Institute’s ranking, CQ Press ranked Logan as the safest metropolitan area in the United States in 2012.
Brian Carver, community and economic development director for the Bear River Association of Governments, said, “The university gives us a highly educated, highly skilled work force. People from out-of-state are always telling us that our employee base is not only a little higher educated than normal but they have a good work ethic, too. We’ve got great assets here.”