Orem: Your Place to Grow

The City of Orem is located 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City in beautiful Utah Valley. Orem is bordered by Utah Lake on the west and the majestic Wasatch Mountains on the east. Its recent development and growth have resulted in Orem's population exceeding 90,000 residents, making it the fifth-largest city in Utah. Along with Provo and other surrounding cities, Orem is part of the Provo-Orem MSA with a population over 500,000.

Ever since the City of Orem traded in its farms and orchards for the likes of WordPerfect and Novell, publications around the country have taken notice of Orem's pro-business environment. Most recently, the Milken Institute named the Orem-Provo MSA as the No. 2 Best Performing Cities, a recognition that has become commonplace in such rankings. Orem's proximity to more than 60,000 students from Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University ensures that the city's workforce needs will be well-cared for as the economy continues to grow.

Orem, with its business-oriented city government structure, is home to more than 4,000 businesses. National retail giants such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco all operate in Orem. Orem is also a hotbed for technology companies. Many high-profile, internationally recognized companies such as Novell, WordPerfect, PowerQuest, and MyFamily.com all got their start in Orem, signifying the city's continuing innovative and successful entrepreneurial spirit. Manufacturing companies have also found success in Orem. Orem is home to nationally known companies including US Synthetic, Blendtec, and MityLite.

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