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Provo, UT

The city of Provo is located a little more than 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. The city rests along the Wasatch Mountains, a mountain range that stretches from central Utah to the Idaho border. According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, in 2006 the population of Provo was approximately 114,000. Provo is the third-largest city in Utah, and is only slightly smaller than the second-largest city, West Valley City.

Provo is the home to Brigham Young University--and a giant painted "Y" decorates a hill overlooking the town.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRIES

Provo enjoys a diverse economy. The area hosts the second-largest concentration of software technology companies in the United States, and has the third-highest number of high-tech companies. The city enjoys low unemployment rates, favorable tax laws, and a young, well-educated workforce. The largest employers in Provo represent several industries, including health care, education, and technology:

EDUCATION

While the city of Provo is best known as the home of Brigham Young University, the second-largest private university in the nation, Provo offers several other options for higher education:

Provo is also home of the Missionary Training Center, the largest Latter-Day Saints missionary training center. Each week, hundreds of students enter the center for training before departing to become missionaries all over the world. Instructors at the training center teach more than 60 different languages to prepare missionaries for the field.

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SHOPPING

Residents and visitors alike have plenty to choose from when shopping in Provo. From specialty stores to locally-owned boutiques, art galleries to national chains, there are plenty of retail opportunities for everyone. Malls in Provo include Provo Towne Centre and University Mall.

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