Improving Community Quality in Utah | Utah Thrives

Written by: Peter Reichard

What’s on Utah’s Punch List to Improve Community Quality of Life?

At the end of June, the Utah Foundation released The 2022 Utah Community Quality of Life IndexIs a Booming Economy Making Life Better? The report focuses on community quality of life – based on a survey where Utahns rate their communities on a series of 20 factors. 

Since 2011, the Utah Foundation has measured community quality of life with the Index five times. In 2022, the Community Quality of Life Index stands at 64 out of a possible 100 points, making this year the clear low mark.

In this edition of Utah Thrives, Utah Foundation President Peter Reichard, Vice-President/Research Director Shawn Teigen and Senior Analyst Christopher Collard discuss why this is happening and areas where policymakers might improve quality of life in Utah communities.

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