The Brookings Institute released new data — as well as an interactive map — Tuesday charting the growth of metro areas over the past 30 years. According to that data, the Provo-Orem area grew by a whopping 39.8 percent.
To put that into perspective, I could only find three other metro areas in the nation that experienced more growth. During that same 30 year period, Ogden grew 23.6 percent and Salt Lake City grew a relatively paltry 16 percent.
The research includes some interesting analysis, but significantly also includes with this prediction:
…metro areas with diversified, knowledge-based economies are likely to attract and retain population over the long run.