Salt Lake City had the 9th best economic performance during the recession and the recovery. Home prices dropped 19 percent over that same period. And the number of jobs increased 3.1 percent.
Those numbers come from newly released data by the Brookings Institute that looks at the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. The data is plotted in several interactive maps and offers a comprehensive look at how American cities fared during dark economic days.
For Utah, the picture that emerges is a fairly positive one. Salt Lake City and Provo, in 7th place, were among the cities with the best overall economic performance, beating harder-hit major metros like Los Angeles and New York. Ogden is ranked 15th for overall economic performance.