1. Provo has a $16 billion economy
Many are surprised to find out that the Provo metro area currently has one of the best economies in the country. With a $16 billion market, there is no shortage of jobs in Provo.
2. 88% of the population is Mormon
While majority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints membership is outside of the U.S, Provo, UT has the highest percentage of Mormons compared to any other U.S. city.
3. Provo is home to five billion dollar companies
Not only is Provo home to a handful of billion dollar companies, three of them are on the same street (Vivint, Qualtrics, and Ancestry.com). The other two, Novell and Nu Skin, are in other parts of Provo. All five companies were started by Mormons.
4. Provo will be the second city to get Google Fiber
While it was the third announced city behind Kansas City, MO and Austin, TX, Provo is ahead of schedule to have Google Fiber running through its veins by the end of 2013, becoming the second city in the county to have the 1 Gbps internet speeds.
5. 88.3% of Provo voted for Mitt Romney
While it isn’t surprising the Mormon Presidential Candidate was a favorite in Utah, having nearly 90% of of an entire city vote for him is a pretty good sign he’ll always have a place to stay in Provo.
6. Provo has a gay pride festival
Despite being the most conservative/Christian city in the United States, Provo has its own LGBTQ festival. Even more surprising? The local community seems to be supportive of it.
7. Provo actually has a decent music scene
Despite the squeaky-clean boring stereotype, Provo’s music scene in booming. With artists such as The Used, Neon Trees, and Imagine Dragons, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see more local bands join the national spotlight.