In 2015, Forbes cited Provo as the Best Small and Medium Size city for jobs. This was backed by data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which found that the town had had the year’s highest job growth rates.
The town is highly influenced by the LDS church. In 1847, Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Initially, the indigenous people were friendly with the new arrivals. However, disputes over land and cattle quickly caused tension. In response to some stolen goods, Brigham Young gave permission to take measures that would put an end to problems in the future, initiating the Battle Creek massacre.
- Provo is found 43 miles south of Salt Lake City. It is south of Orem and North of Springville.
- The town’s current mayor Michelle Kaufusi has been in office since 2017.
- Provo is found in the Utah Valley at an elevation of 4,549. The city gets heavy snowfall during the winter months.
- In the 2020 census, Provo was home to 115,162 people and 21,166 families.
- Provo is nicknamed The Garden City because of its large number of gardens and fruit orchards.
Provo’s Attraction Points
- Provo is home to Brigham Young University offering private education. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates the learning institute.
- The town is also home to Peaks Ice Arena, a venue for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics 2002.
- For the outdoor adventure seeker, Provo Canyon is a must-visit. The Canyon runs between Mount Timpanogos and Mount Cascade to the South. The Canyon has been carved out by the Provo river over time.
- Provo is also home to several international companies, including Action Target and Morinda Bioactives.