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Silicon Slopes is a nickname given to a region in Utah.{[1]} The area is found within the Wasatch Front which is found in the north-central part of the U.S. state of Utah. It consists of a chain of cities and towns from Logan, Utah in the North to Nephi in the South.[citation needed]

History

Silicon Slopes' history of technology innovation and growth includes numerous technology milestones have been established in part to the companies founded here or creative minds educated in Silicon Slopes.

Technology time-line

Today

There are currently[when?] estimated over 5,300 technology and life science companies located within the Silicon Slopes region.[citation needed] In recent years Silicon Slopes has received national acclaim for its technology, entrepreneurship and innovation:

  • Utah ranks first in the nation for Economic Dynamism, second for Inventor Patents, fourth for Fastest Growing Firms and fifth for Venture Capital. (Kauffman 2007 State New Economy Index)
  • Ogden ranked 1st, Orem 3rd, and Salt Lake City 4th among the most technologically advanced cities in America. (Center for Digital Government, 2006 Digital Cities Survey)
  • Brigham Young University is the first university in the nation to receive an IT School accreditation. (Brigham Young University, 2006 Data)
  • The University of Utah was recently ranked second best in the nation, only behind MIT, for starting technology companies based on its own research. (AUTM 2008 Survey)

The Silicon Slopes initiative

SiliconSlopes.com was launched in 2007, providing a platform where Utah technology and life Sciences companies as well as other interested parties can come together for news and other resources.

Notable companies and subsidiaries

The following is a partial list of past and present companies founded in the Silicon Slopes or which have a major subsidiary located there:[citation needed]

Universities

See also

Notes

References

External links

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