In a growing global economy, the extraordinarily high level of multilingual capability in Utah’s population translates to a more nimble and proficient workforce. Many Utahns have lived or worked abroad, which significantly augments their capability to make an instantaneous contribution to the achievement of Utah-based businesses that operate internationally. Approximately 80 percent of students at Brigham Young University are multilingual! And more than 50 languages are taught at Utah universities. Additionally, more than 130 languages are spoken in daily commerce in the state. Utah continues to find ways to promote language education in its primary school systems thanks to strong support from the state legislature. Don't miss the New York Times article on Utah's dynamic language education programs.